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Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  3 September 1965 (West Germany)
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A young sailor returns home to discover his girl has married an older, wealthy man.

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Laurel
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Bus Riley
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Judy
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Mrs. Riley
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Howie
Crahan Denton ...
Spencer
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Gussie
Brett Somers ...
Carlotta
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Paula
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Mrs. Nichols
Lisabeth Hush ...
Joy
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Mrs. Spencer
Alice Pearce ...
Housewife
Chet Stratton ...
Benii
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A young man returns home after a three year tour of duty in the navy only to find things are somewhat different from when he left. His kid sister has grown into a young woman, the job he thought was waiting for him turns out to have some unique conditions, and perhaps most importantly his former sweetheart has married a wealthy and much older man. Disillusioned, he drifts from job to job while trying hard to avoid the advances of his former girlfriend, who is unhappy in her marriage and longs for something extra. While all he wants to do is make something of his life, his will power will be put to the ultimate test. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Her wedding band was the only thing she didn't abandon!

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3 September 1965 (West Germany)  »

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Amargo retorno  »

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The TWA Convair 880 seen in the film, tail number N820TW, was later destroyed during a pilot training exercise on 13 September 1965 at the Kansas City airport. See more »

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Referenced in Wonder Boys (2000) See more »

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I Want You To Know
Music by Richard Markowitz
Lyrics by Jacques Wilson
Sung by Dobie Gray
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Well told story of returning serviceman's adjustment to civilian life
25 October 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Bus Riley comes home to find that the girl he loves has married a wealthy, older man. Now he must make a new life for himself. The critics, at the time panned this one, badly. It's a good story and the acting is superb, it is not Parks' fault that he looks so much like James Dean! During the story Riley is given career choices and the choice of right and wrong concerning his former love(played so sexily by Ann Margaret). This is a simple story of how he deals with these choices. Parks' performance hints at brilliance, had he been given better roles in the future.


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