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Boeing, Boeing (1965)

 -  Comedy  -  22 December 1965 (USA)
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A friend visits his philandering friend just as that man's scheme of being secretly simultaneously engaged to three flight attendants goes awry.

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American playboy Bernard Lawrence has cleverly designed a system using the airline timetables to keep going three affairs with flight stewardesses. However, his life soon starts to descend into a shambles after the arrival of a friend, Robert Reed, and a dreaded change to the flight order, whereby it becomes increasingly difficult to keep his three fiancées apart. Written by David Gibson <djg6@ukc.ac.uk>

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A dispute over which actor--Tony Curtis or Jerry Lewis-- would receive top billing was settled in print ads and posters by criss-crossing names on a diagonal so a portion of each stars' name on top line appeared on top line (first name for one, surname for the other--with remainder of name on bottom line in reversed order.) In trailer, both names flash on screen in animated circle rotating so rapidly it's impossible to discern top-billed star. See more »

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An excellent film, with two of the greats as the leading men
26 August 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In my mind Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis are two of the best actors of that era, and they both bring to this film a star quality, which I don't think the film could do without. Jerry Lewis proving himself to actually be a good actor without having to resort to over the top slapstick. And I really don't think I need to say anything about the greatness that Tony brings.

The plot though kind of cute isn't all that, and I suppose nowadays is considered to be quite politically incorrect. However the plot is secondary to the interactions between the two main characters and the housekeeper which is really what the film is about.

I used to watch this film on a very regular basis, and I would encourage everyone else to do the same!


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