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A Very Special Favor (1965)

Michel Boullard (Charles Boyer) meets Paul Chadwick (Rock Hudson) while going against him in a court case in France... See full synopsis »

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Paul Chadwick
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Dr. Lauren Boullard
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Michel Boullard
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Etienne, Restaurant Proprietor
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Arnold Plum
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Harry the Taxi Driver
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Mickey the Switchboard Operator
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Mother Plum
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Pete
Marcel Hillaire ...
Claude - French Barrister
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Rene, French Barrister
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Bartender
Danica D'Hondt ...
Jacqueline
Frank De Vol ...
Desk Clerk (as Frank DeVol)
John Harding ...
Dr. Lambert
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Michel Boullard (Charles Boyer) meets Paul Chadwick (Rock Hudson) while going against him in a court case in France... See full synopsis »

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The Howling HOT-LINE Riot...About a Single Swinger Who Led a Delirious Double Life!

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14 August 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Appartement für drei  »

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1.85 : 1
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Co-star Walter Slezak, who played a French restaurateur in the film, was a gourmet cook and often treated the cast and crew to French cuisine. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Ruthledge: Did you see that, Calvin? Kissing, at nine in the morning, and practically inviting him to her bedroom. You won't find women like that in Cedar Rapids...
Mr. Calvin Ruthledge: ...No matter how hard you try
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Wildly uneven and not one of Rock Hudson's better vehicles.
22 May 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

There is a lot to like about this Rock Hudson film, but also a lot that just didn't work. Aside from being wildly uneven, it's just not that good a film.

The movie starts off quite well. Rock plays a womanizer who is absolutely irresistible to women--and he soon wins a legal case simply because the judge thinks he's a hunk. His opponent (Charles Boyer) is impressed with Hudson's sex appeal and befriends him. Soon, however, their friendship is tested when Boyer asks Rock to seduce his VERY proper and seemingly unhappy daughter (Leslie Caron). However, instead of doing this directly, when Rock finds out she's a psychologist, he decides to concoct some stupid disorder and tries to trick her into loving him. This and the rest of the film is VERY contrived--never making any sense and at times being rather offensive. My ULTRA-feminist college-age daughter kept having an apoplexy as she watched Rock's shenanigans--and she felt he was more like a date rapist than a hero! I didn't feel quite that strongly but could understand how someone could be very turned off by him--he WAS a jerk and the film stopped making sense towards the end. A FAR cry from the great films he made with Doris Day, that's for sure! Unlikable characters and poor writing make this a chore to watch at times. Very skippable.


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