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Come Blow Your Horn (1963)

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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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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5 June 1963 (USA)  »

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Wenn mein Schlafzimmer sprechen könnte  »

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One of five Neil Simon written films produced by producer Howard W. Koch and all for the Paramount Pictures studio. The movies include Plaza Suite (1971), Star Spangled Girl (1971), The Odd Couple (1968), Come Blow Your Horn (1963) and Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972). See more »

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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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Referenced in Puss 'n Boots (1982) 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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The Type of Movies That The TV adds The "un" to it !

Well, let me see. This is a comedy without any comedy. This is one of the worst movies had (Neil Simon)'s name on it ever. And this is the 1960s' most theatrical cinema I've seen.

Come to think of it, the conversations are too long and not even droll or try to be. (Bud Yorkin)'s direction is anything but cinematic. Moreover, (Lee J. Cobb) was four years older than (Frank Sinatra), and he played his father !. Not to mention that (Sinatra) himself as the bachelor playboy was 48 years old while his brother, Tony Bill, was 23 (Yes, 25 years between them !). I believe that Jill St. John is fiery sexy, though here she was boring !. (Sinatra) does an imitation of President Kennedy, and Dean Martin appears in dull cameo; they seem like inside jokes for Sinatra so his fellows ! And the title? Sorry, but I have to suspect a double meaning where the other one is lewd; as it's harmonizing with the 1960s' free swinging spirit, and the era's boldness's limits. And even if, the movie as a whole fails on the level of being a sex comedy, or sexy, or comic !

This is a memory from what looks now as a far faraway galaxy. It was lovely age, but (Come Blow Your Horn) is not its best, or an example for its entertaining works. Seeing it in the 2000s is a history lesson more than a nostalgic installment. To assure how even at those classic days, there were weak movies and with big names. Yet at least they were making them that polished (the movie had nominated for the Oscar of the Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color). Anyway thanks to the TV that keeps transforming the "forgettable" into "unforgettable".

So what's here to love?

The title's song, it's clever and I loved it, so the music.


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