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Come Blow Your Horn (1963)

 -  Comedy  -  5 June 1963 (USA)
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Leaving home, young Buddy Baker arrives unannounced at the luxurious Manhattan apartment of his older brother, Alan, a swinging girl chasing bachelor who prefers his carefree life to ... See full summary »

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Alan Baker
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Leaving home, young Buddy Baker arrives unannounced at the luxurious Manhattan apartment of his older brother, Alan, a swinging girl chasing bachelor who prefers his carefree life to working in the family business. Pleased at his brother's show of independence, Alan introduces him to New York night life. Their father is unhappy at Alan's mentoring and the loss of an important account. Buddy is so successful that he soon takes over his brother's liquor cabinet and his girl friends. After giving up a woman who lives in the same building, Alan gets beaten by the husband of another conquest. Scared off, Alan alienates his favorite girl friend, Connie, staying away from all commitment. Hit by the futility of his life, Alan urges Buddy to end his swinging life style, but Buddy is having too good a time. After their argument jolts Alan proposes to Connie. Following their marriage, Alan helps their parents reconcile, works seriously in the family business and turns his bachelor pad over to ... Written by laird-3

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I tell ya, chum...laughs it is!

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Wenn mein Schlafzimmer sprechen könnte  »

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In one scene, when Frank Sinatra spins a vinyl LP, two turntables are seen showing a matching pair of Sinatra's home album record label of Reprise Records, each one labeled with a print of a smiley Sinatra face. See more »

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[first lines]
Mrs. Sophie Baker: Buddy? is that you?
Buddy Baker: Yeah, mom.
Mrs. Sophie Baker: You're home from work early.
Buddy Baker: Uh, yeah, um, I'm going out tonight.
Mrs. Sophie Baker: Please, darling, don't shed dirt in the living room.
Buddy Baker: I won't.
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Featured in Edith Head: The Paramount Years (2002) See more »

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Come Blow Your Horn
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Sung by Frank Sinatra
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A chore to watch
8 May 2006 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

Looks like a stage play......feels like a stage play.....acted as if the audience is sitting fifty yards away.....they just couldn't shake the roots of this production. Certainly, an insignificant Simon property, raised beyond oblivion by its casting. I'm not sure why they just didn't change the age of Sinatra's character to his actual 48 - he doesn't look remotely 39 - actually, he looks about 55. Tony Bill's role would play better on stage, where his over-emoting wouldn't be quite so grating.

Yes, the parents are perfectly cast, if you can tolerate the stereotypical Jewish mother and father, screeching incessantly. What children WOULDN'T run away from that?

The bachelor pad is certainly hip Early 60s - and unbelievable (regardless of the explanation of its affordability).

The song interlude is a bit jarring, although if they had to do it, it certainly works best where it is.

Overall, not a film I'll watch again.


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