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Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)

Roger Willoughby is considered to be a leading expert on sports fishing. He's written books on the subject and is loved by his customers in the sporting goods department at Abercrombie and ... See full summary »

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Roger Willoughby is considered to be a leading expert on sports fishing. He's written books on the subject and is loved by his customers in the sporting goods department at Abercrombie and Fitch, where he works. There's only one problem however: he's never been fishing in his life. When the store owner enters him in a fishing contest, mayhem ensues. Written by garykmcd

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29 January 1964 (USA)  »

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This film was meant to be an homage/remake to Hawks' Bringing Up Baby (1938), and Hawks even wanted Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant to star in the movie. See more »

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When Roger visits Abagail at her camp her air bed is supported on a frame that holds it about 8 inches off the ground. Later, during the rainstorm, the bed is flat on the ground so it can be washed into the lake. See more »

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Referenced in Charlie Rose: Quentin Tarantino (1994) See more »

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Man's Favorite Sport
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyric by Johnny Mercer
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My Favorite Brunette

David Thomson once wrote that it was "sad for any moviegoer to have no great star burning during his most impressionable years. Many stars, no matter how well they survive passing time, are only eminent because of the way they first mark consciousness. Once penetrated, we never forget the scar." Paula Prentiss had this effect on me in the early 1960s, and her role in Howard Hawks' 1964 screwball comedy as Abigail Page, was decisive. In years when Doris Day was a role model for many women, along came Paula as an aggressive and beautiful PR professional announcing the "new woman." This role helped to pave the way for future self-asserted female film characters. At 24 years old, Paula was placed besides Rock Hudson, a big star who was the masculine prototype for most filmgoers, playing a fake fishing specialist. She forces him to enter a tournament, falls in love, and finally wins the battle. Although all the praise usually goes to Paula, Rock Hudson also gave one of his best comedy performances ever, with strong support from Maria Perschy and seasoned Hawks regulars.


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