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Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968)

PG | | Comedy | 19 June 1968 (USA)
During a blackout, a New York executive crosses paths with a Broadway actress and her husband.

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Margaret Garrison
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Waldo Zirrer
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Ladislaus Walichek
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Peter Garrison
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Roberta Lane
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Tru-Blue Lou
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Man with a Razor
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Dale Malone ...
Otis J. Hendershot Jr
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Otis J. Hendershot Sr
Harry Hickox ...
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Dr. Dudley Caldwell
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Marvin Reinholtz
Earl Wilson ...
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When the Great Northeast Blackout of 1965 hit, millions of people were left in the dark, including Waldo Zane, a New York executive in the process of stealing a fortune from his company, and two people whose paths he's destined to cross, Broadway actress Margaret Garrison and her husband, Peter. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Oh, the liberties that were taken the night New York flipped its fuse... and became "Fun City"! See more »

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19 June 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¿Qué hacías cuando se fue la luz?  »

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Trivia

Although the New York blackout occurred thirty months before this movie was released, it was based on a play that opened in Paris nine years before the blackout. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, when the man walks past the subway station, there is a noticeable jump in the film, before the lion emerges from the subway. See more »

Quotes

Margaret Garrison: [repeated line]
Margaret Garrison: Hello Peter, so you're here!
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Featured in Lionpower from MGM (1967) See more »

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Where Were You When The Lights Went Out
Words by Kelly Gordon
Music by Dave Grusin
Performed by The Lettermen
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Well hello Peter.... so your here
8 May 2001 | by (San Diego, CA.) – See all my reviews

The story of this movie seems to be a set up for Doris Day's last film ( she actually had one after it ). Doris plays Margaret Garrison a stage actress who constantly gets type cast as a virgin ( hmmmm any similarity to what happened to Doris in real life??). While giving an interview for playboy magazine Margaret spills the beans that she would like to have a baby.... Well her hubby does something naughty and Doris goes running for the home in the country. Doris Day's performance is engaging.. especially when she is medicated !! Although Doris was forced into this movie by her manager husband ( her husband had lost all of her money in bad investments ) it is a delightful 60's film. So set a Sunday afternoon aside and hope that the lights wont go out when you put in the video!!


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