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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Complete credited cast:
Bernard Lawrence
Robert Reed
Jacqueline Grieux / Air France
Lise Bruner / Lufthansa
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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22 December 1965 (USA)  »

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Boeing Boeing  »

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Marisa Mell turned down the part that was eventually played by Christiane Schmidtmer. See more »


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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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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Jerry Lewis plays it straight to Tony Curtis.
17 March 1999 | by (Lucas Buck, NC) – See all my reviews

When the opening credits run, and the supporting female cast members ‘measurements' are shown beneath their names, you have no doubt you're in the 60's, bedroom farce, defined. In a role reversal of sorts Jerry Lewis plays straight man to Tony Curtis this time around .

Bernie Lawrence (Curtis) is an American newspaper man stationed in Paris, the man for whom there is never too many airline hostesses, just too little time. His delicately balanced, and timed to the minute, 4-way love life comes totally unwound when old pal Robert Reed (Lewis) arrives for an unexpected stay.

Cliché after cliché, time stamped in most every shot, Boeing Boeing is a tribute to a different type of filmmaking than we see today, a different morality, a different approach to comedy.

Wonderful Paris sights are an added treat. Recommended.

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