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Boys' Night Out (1962)

Unrated | | Comedy | 21 June 1962 (USA)
Fred, George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. Three of them are married, only Fred is still a bachelor. They want something different than their ordinary marriages, children... See full summary »



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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Williams
George Drayton
Doug Jackson
Marge Drayton
Joanne McIllenny
Ethel Williams
Dr. Prokosch (as Oscar Homolka)
Howard McIllenny
Toni Jackson
Boss' Girl Friend
Peter Bowers
Mr. Bohannon
Mr. Bingham


Fred, George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. Three of them are married, only Fred is still a bachelor. They want something different than their ordinary marriages, children and TV-dinners. In secret, they get themselves an apartment with a beautiful young woman, Kathy, for romantic rendezvous. But Kathy does not tell them that she is a sociology student researching the sexual life of the white middle-class male. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Release Date:

21 June 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Una vez a la semana  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Stars of this film Fred Clark and Larry Keating have both portrayed Harry Morton on the Burns & Allen Show. See more »


When the boys are on the train, the whistle of a steam locomotive is heard on several occasions. The movie takes place in 1962 but the last steam locomotive on the New Haven Railroad was retired ten years earlier and, in any case, would not have been used from Connecticut to New York City. See more »


Dr. Prokosch: [when remarking that Cathy sees the four men on different nights doing research for her master's thesis, with Fred being the Thursday night man, whom Cathy is falling in love with and thus remembering the best] Wednesday was there Wednesday, Thursday was there last Sunday, yet you remember last Sunday's Thursday better than yesterday's Wednesday. Interesting, no?
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References Elmer Gantry (1960) See more »


Words by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
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reminiscent of an era
3 October 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This movie is fun to watch. The morals, the clothing, the furniture, the suits, the hairstyles, the hats, the booze, the husbands and wives--are pure 1962. It captures, in a very exaggerated and silly way, an era in American society that will never exist again. It's a time capsule. That's what makes this film so vintage and enjoyable. It's a "sex comedy" without the sex--very popular in those days. It's amazing to think that only five years later, hippies and war protesters were making their mark on society, and films like "Easy Rider" were being created, changing the landscape of Hollywood and pop culture forever. So think of this film as a showpiece of how America was (in a highly exaggerated way) before we learned to question authority and discard many of the foolish rules and regulations we grew up with. Just enjoy it for what it is! It's fun to see Kim's apartment and her wardrobe is cool!

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