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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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What is Man's Favorite Sport?...Just ask any Girl! See more »

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13 March 1964 (Italy)  »

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Su juego favorito  »

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Cary Grant turned down the lead role because he was 59 and leading lady Paula Prentiss was only 24. See more »

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Just after helping Easy gracefully exit the lodge due to her inadvertently unzipped dress, Roger attempts re-zip the back of Easy's dress. Just prior to the moment Easy turns her back to hide Roger's hands from view, it is obvious that Roger grasps the end of his tie to attach it to the zipper. 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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Paula Prentiss at her best

Man's Favorite Sport? is a very funny (and ironic) spoof on male role-playing. With this film, Paula Prentiss helped to establish a new role model for women in the 60's, dominated by Doris Day. As Abigail Page, Paula plays a strong-willed young woman who is ready to test herself professionally and sexually with any man. Rock Hudson was very good too, while Howard Hawks displayed his cinematic know-how in a affectionate and less aggressive version of his screwball comedies of the past. Good Henry Mancini score for lots of slapstick scenes and romantic interludes.


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