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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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Una vez a la semana  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Fred Williams: [Slattery, the bartender, has just given Williams some good advice] You know something, Mr. Slattery? You know something, Mr. Slattery.
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Connections

References Elmer Gantry (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

BOYS' NIGHT OUT
Words by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Sung by Patti Page (as Miss Patti Page)
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Very good light comedy
5 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No offense to some of you, but I very seldom agree with that whole "It was a simpler time" thinking, because EVERY decade is full of people saying that about every PREVIOUS decade! (And they're probably always partly right and partly wrong.) And in a way, this movie is evidence of that - it's full of characters analyzing (and over-analyzing) subjects (like why the men want to fool around - which of course COULD BE because they just WANT TO). And of course, it's full of the whole "Men from Mars, Women from Venus" subject, and of course, "Kinsey"-type sex surveys. So as one person on the message boards (partially) says, it's a case of "The more things change...." Luckily, this movie makes light of all these things. There's a line toward the end where Jessie Royce Landis makes a reference to "the Kennedys getting elected." This always reminds me of the difference between a movie MADE in the early ' 60s and any given one SET in the early ' 60s - the latter OFTEN has Kennedy references (and many OTHER topical ones) squeezed in EDGEWISE, instead of A FEW, worked in CASUALLY, the way it's done here. Of the supporting actors, I think William Bendix had the best part, as the bartender with the friendly advice for James Garner.


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