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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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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 »


Cathy: Fred, what's the matter?
Fred Williams: The matter? It's one thing for a girl to be - to go wrong. A guy'd have to be pretty narrow-minded not to overlook a thing like that. But to make me a miserable guinea pig? To use a guy for, for an experiment? To be a dirty, contemptible... *sociologist*! That's about as low as you can get!
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References Elmer Gantry (1960) See more »


Words by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
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"Adolescent sex fantasies among the adult, urban male." <thesis study>
14 January 2002 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

1962. It was a simplier time. Kennedy was not yet assassinated. Elevators still had operators in them. I was in high school. And, you could make a hit movie like "Boys' Night Out" with not much of a story, but with sevral big stars. As a teenager I had a big crush on Kim Novak. I thought she was the embodiment of the perfect, beautiful, sexy girl. Almost 40 years later I can still say I think she was just about the most attractive female star ever. And, she is very good here as the graduate student doing a study for her advanced degree in Sociology. James Garner was just perfect as her eventual love interest.

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