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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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Cathy
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Fred Williams
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George Drayton
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Doug Jackson
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Marge Drayton
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Joanne McIllenny
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Ethel Williams
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Dr. Prokosch (as Oscar Homolka)
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Howard McIllenny
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Toni Jackson
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Boss' Girl Friend
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Slattery
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Peter Bowers
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Mr. Bohannon
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Mr. Bingham
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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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Originally, the movie's title song was to be sung by Frank Sinatra. His version was recorded on March 6, 1962, almost three months before the film's premiere. At last wind, Patti Page recorded her version which was initially optioned for use while Sinatra's original languished in the Columbia vaults until 1995 when his Reprise box-set was issued. See more »

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Dr. Prokosch: Can you look like 'yes' and act like 'no'? Can you entice them, lure them, then postpone, evade, delay? It needs a special kind of experience and skill. This a nice girl hasn't learned.
Cathy: No? This is what a nice girl has learned best.
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References The Snake Pit (1948) See more »

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BOYS' NIGHT OUT
Words by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Sung by Patti Page (as Miss Patti Page)
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See it for the set direction alone
8 October 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

A feline and spacey Kim Novak seems to arrive from another planet in this romantic comedy from the blacklisted director of Pillow Talk. It's James Garner and Kim instead of Rock Hudson and Doris Day -- so underneath the squeaky clean froth, their clinches have just a hint of real sexual chemistry. Clever script has theatrical touches if no depth. Second bananas play their farcical roles well, especially Tony Randall.

However feast your eyes on the apartment, the height of Kennedy-era Mod; don't miss the turquoise kitchen, his-and-her bedrooms, and more.

Would make a nice double feature with the new remake of Stepford Wives. There's a happy ending (of course): The men discover 'boy's night out' is actually more fun if the women come, too. That's progress, in a tiny way.


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