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Maureen Stapleton turned down role of Frank Sinatra's mother. The part went to Molly Picon instead. According to one fan magazine, Stapleton (who'd just played Dick Van Dyke's mother in Bye Bye Birdie (1963), even though she was just a few months older than him) passed on the role because Sinatra was roughly eight years older than her and she didn't want to make a career playing mothers to her contemporaries.
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Lee J. Cobb, who played Frank Sinatra's father, was actually only four years older than Sinatra. Tony Bill, who played Sinatra's younger brother, was 25 years younger than Sinatra. Molly Picon, who played Cobb's wife, was 13 years older than Cobb.
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Neil Simon based the character of the womanizing bum on his older brother, Danny Simon.
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Reportedly, Frank Sinatra and Jill St. John had a tryst during the making of this picture.
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"Come Blow Your Horn", the play on which this film was based, opened on Broadway in 1961 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and ran for 677 performances. It was Neil Simon's first play.
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In one scene, when Frank Sinatra spins a vinyl LP, two turntables are seen showing a matching pair of albums on the Reprise label. Reprise was the label for which Sinatra recorded and of which he was part owner. Each record was labeled with a print of a smiley Sinatra face.
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As in most of his films, Frank Sinatra's character was rewritten slightly to best accommodate his talents.
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The first of Neil Simon's plays to be adapted into a movie.
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Besides taking the lead role, Frank Sinatra also crooned the film's "Come Blow Your Horn" title song. It is the film's only musical number.
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Film debut of Tony Bill.
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One of five Neil Simon-written films produced by producer Howard W. Koch for Paramount Pictures. The others were Plaza Suite (1971), Star Spangled Girl (1971), The Odd Couple (1968), Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972).
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The screenplay, though based on a play by Neil Simon, was not written by him (it was written by Norman Lear. After this film, Simon wrote nearly all of the films that were made from his plays.
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First Neil Simon film to get Oscar nominated. The Academy Award nom was for Best Color Art Direction. Quite a number of Simon written films would get nominated for Academy Awards throughout his career.
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Some of the jokes in the film are references to Paramount Pictures, which produced and distributed the film.
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Dean Martin: Uncredited, Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack" pal as a drunken wino.
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