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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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Jacqueline Grieux / Air France
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Lise Bruner / Lufthansa
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Vicky Hawkins / British United
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Bertha
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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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The Big Comedy of Nineteen-Sexty-Sex!

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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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Reed gets in the cab through the left door; then we see him inside sitting on the right side of the taxi and the girl is on the left. 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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A delightful surprise
27 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

I first saw "Boeing Boeing" almost exactly a year ago when it came on TV, and I must say that I was delightfully surprised. While it was no comedy masterpiece, it still offered many genuinely amusing moments. The pairing of Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis worked perfectly and it was interesting to see Thelma Ritter (who appeared in Hitchcock's "Rear Window") as the over-employed housekeeper.

Good entertainment, if you can ignore its staginess (the film takes place almost entirely in one apartment).


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