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

 -  Comedy  -  19 June 1968 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »

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Margaret Garrison
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Waldo Zirrer
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Ladislaus Walichek
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Peter Garrison
Lola Albright ...
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
Robert Emhardt ...
Otis J. Hendershot Sr
Harry Hickox ...
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Dr. Dudley Caldwell
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Marvin Reinholtz
Earl Wilson ...
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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The story of 8 million New Yorkers who were lost in the dark... until they found each other. See more »

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19 June 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¿Qué hacías cuando se fue la luz?  »

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Doris Day wrote in her 1975 autobiography that this was one of the films that she did not want to do but was forced to do because her husband/manager Martin Melcher had power of attorney and signed her for it without her knowledge or consent. She called this "an alleged comedy" that she did not remember very much about because she was in severe pain, on medication, and spent all of her time off-camera in traction. See more »

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When Margaret is sitting on the couch during her interview, the yellow cushions beside her keep on moving. See more »

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Referenced in Life Itself (2014) 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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always a great day with doris day!
23 October 2003 | by (memphis, tenn.) – See all my reviews

this movie was next to the very last movie that miss day made....it has been criticized as being a terrible movie....i disagree....this movie has some very funny moments, mostly because of miss day but the cast is not bad.....most of miss day`s movies around this time were being laughed off with doris being wrongfully accused of trying to hold on to her virginity which was groundless because really if they were to examine miss day`s films, she actually was married in most of her films including this movie " where were you when the lights went out?" so really all those tired jokes about her playing a virgin all the time were and are, erroneous...while this movie is not the best movie she ever made, she still gives it her all and it is indeed worth watching and so interesting to see miss day take a movie such as this and milk it into a pleasing comedy, which, is a tribute to her talent and professionalism...have a great day with doris day!!


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