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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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Radio Announcer
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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
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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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At exactly 5:27 P.M. New York went out like a light. This is the story of what happened in the dark. Only the names have been changed to protect the people who didn't get home to sleep. 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

Loosely based on the actual New York City blackout of November 1965 See more »

Goofs

When Margaret is sitting on the couch during her interview, the yellow cushions beside her keep on moving. 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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Where was Doris when her manager approved this script?
23 June 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Doris Day never lets a bad script get her down. Even in the most trying of circumstances, Day gives 100% and usually comes out unscathed. This comedy, perhaps inspired by a real-life New York City black-out in 1965 but actually adapted from a late-'50s French play by Claude Magnier, gives Doris little to do but spoof her own goody-goody image and, in the second-half, be comically sedated (which is amusing because of the spin Day gives to the situation). There are some funny lines here, yet the staginess of the material has obviously been carried over from the play...and instead of conjuring up some amusing incidents within the Big Apple, we get stuck in the suburbs. Doris' co-stars (Patrick O'Neal, Robert Morse, and Terry-Thomas) are not well-suited to her, and neither is the shapeless hairdo they've got her wearing. Still, it's not terrible, it features a few big laughs, and for Day-buffs it's a must-see. ** from ****


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