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The Pleasure of His Company (1961)

San Francisco debutante, Jessica Poole, is marrying Napa Valley cattle rancher, Roger Henderson, and hopes her peripatetic father, "Pogo" Poole, whom she hasn't seen for years, comes to the... See full summary »

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Biddeford 'Pogo' Poole
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San Francisco debutante, Jessica Poole, is marrying Napa Valley cattle rancher, Roger Henderson, and hopes her peripatetic father, "Pogo" Poole, whom she hasn't seen for years, comes to the wedding. He arrives, disrupting the household of his ex-wife, Katharine, and her long-suffering husband, and befriending their cook, Toy. At first it seems that Pogo is set on breaking up the engagement, making up for years of neglect by wining and dining Jessica, showing up Roger as a hick, and enticing her to come to Europe with him. Then it seems his real goal is to win back Katharine's heart: why else would he have two tickets to Paris booked on a plane leaving right after the reception? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The original Broadway production of "The Pleasure of His Company" opened at the Longacre Theater in New York on October 22, 1958 and ran for 474 performances. Samuel A. Taylor wrote the stage play with Cornelia Otis Skinner and wrote the screenplay for the movie version. The play received four Tony Award nominations, winning one for acting. See more »

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When asked by James, Mr. Sanford tells him that Popo's plane leaves at 6:30. However, when everyone arrives at the airport to see Pogo off, the sign at the departure gate clearly shows the departure time as 4:30. See more »

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Featured in Edith Head: The Paramount Years (2002) See more »

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The Pleasure of His Company
Music by Alfred Newman
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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Classy family movie of upcoming wedding .
30 July 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Watched this film on late night TV.Have tried without success to obtain a copy.The movie was quite a surprise as I do not usually like Fred Astaire,but in this, he showed quite a flair for light comedy.As for Lilli Palmer,she is such a classy lady,loved everyone in this movie.Who can forget the last reels at the airport when Astaire steals the family cook!. Would love to see this released on DVD.It has so much to offer from Debbie Reynolds to Tab Hunter.The dialogue was witty and I even enjoyed the one and only dance routine by Fred Astaire.But Ms Palmer kept me smiling as she worried about what was up her ex husband's sleeve.He actually wanted to break up his daughter's engagement and take her with him around the world.He nearly succeeded until he realised his daughter felt sorry for him being all alone.Did I mention also the great acting by the actor playing Ms Palmer patient current husband. Cannot wait for a DVD release.Millie


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