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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
Those words were uttered by Molly Picon in this hilarious film. "Come Blow Your Horn" deals with a swinging bachelor Frank Sinatra and his kid brother, Tony Bill, who is trying to follow in his footsteps.
Lee J. Cobb proved his adeptness at comedy in this one by his constant making reference to Sinatra as a bum for not being married. Note the surprise in his face when Sinatra ultimately says yes when Cobb again confronts him. He and Picon are the absolute best senior citizen couple in this hysterical film. The chemistry between these 2 characters, both of whom appeared on the Yiddish stage during their respective careers, is great. Absolutely amazing to me that Picon and especially Cobb were not nominated in the supporting category. Their portrayals of the typical Jewish couple dealing with their sons is hilarious. Sinatra, as the swinging bachelor, is great. The part was made for him. He is very well matched by Tony Bill, his kid brother, who is emulating his brother and getting into the latter's lifestyle very quickly. Picon is very funny in the scenes answering the telephones. No wonder she was the perfect Yenta in "Fiddler on the Roof" 8 years later. Lee J. Cobb produces a miracle here. Long regarded as an outstanding dramatic actor, he turns in an incredibly outrageous performance as the beleaguered father.
Bill later went on to direct films. Look for Phyllis McGuire in a brief appearance as a buyer for Neiman-Marcus.
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