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Boeing, Boeing (1965)

| Comedy | 1966 (Turkey)
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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Bernard Lawrence
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Robert Reed
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Jacqueline Grieux - Air France
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Lise Bruner - Lufthansa
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Vicky Hawkins - British United
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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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Trivia

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 star's name on the top line appeared on the top line (first name for one, surname for the other--with remainder of name on bottom line in reversed order.) In the film's trailer both names flash on screen in an animated circle, rotating so rapidly it's impossible to discern who is the top-billed star. See more »

Goofs

During the cab chase, Vicky and Robert's cab stops and Vicky says, "Oh Robert, we've lost them!" While the shot is from outside the cab and at a distance, Vicky's mouth is clearly visible, and clearly not moving. See more »

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Bertha: You don't need a maid. You need the mafia.
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The three actresses who play the flight attendants have their physical measurements listed in small print under their names. Instead of measurements, Thelma Ritter has (?-?-?) by her name. See more »

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Remade as Boeing Boeing (1985) See more »

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too silly to laugh at, yet totally unavoidable
29 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this 1965 Paramount Pictures comedy, Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis are nutty and, for all practical purposes, perpetual kids. The setting is Paris where Bernard Lewis (played by Curtis) is definitely a philanderer who never wants to marry but have only fiancees, and he has three who are all airline stewardesses; there is the beautiful actress Christiane Schmitdner who plays a stewardess for Lufthansa, Davy Saval plays a stewardess for Air France, and Suzanna Leigh plays a stewardess for British Airways. Robert Reed, played by Lewis, is a newspaper man assigned to Paris where he stays with his friend of many years Bernard. During his time there, against his wishes Bernard's fiancees end up arriving at his apartment at the same time due to sudden changes in flight schedules, but one doesn't know the others are there. It does become silly and comical when the two men are hiding each girl in a separate bedroom, sometimes moving them around fast, and coming up with weak last-minute excuses as to why each one of them cannot stay where she has been resting. Thelma Ritter is quite comical as the maid who gets caught in the middle of the entire zany situation. The Paris sights are beautiful and, again, despite the bizarre story line, it is hard not to laugh at the nutty piece


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