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The April Fools (1969)

In New York, the newly-promoted in the Street Broker Howard Brubaker is invited by his boss Ted Gunther to come to his fancy apartment. However, there is a party and the clumsy Howard feels... See full summary »

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Ted Gunther
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Potter Shrader
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Grace Greenlaw
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Andre Greenlaw
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Les Hopkins
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Leslie Hopkins
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Matt Benson
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Phyllis Brubaker
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Stanley Brubaker
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Mimsy Shrader
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In New York, the newly-promoted in the Street Broker Howard Brubaker is invited by his boss Ted Gunther to come to his fancy apartment. However, there is a party and the clumsy Howard feels uncomfortable and misplaced. Ted's wife Catherine Gunther is amused with Howard and he invites her to have a drink in a club that Ted has suggested. Howard has a loveless marriage and his wife Phyllis does not pay attention to him. Catherine is unhappily married with Ted. When they meet the couple Grace and Andre Greenlaw that have been married for many years and are still happy, they decide to travel together to Paris to start a new life together. Will they leave their marriages behind? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Twenty-four hours in the life of a guy who's ready for something. (Isn't she something?) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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28 May 1969 (USA)  »

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April april  »

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Trivia

Catherine Deneuve's part was originally intended for Shirley Maclaine. See more »

Quotes

Howard Brubaker: [to Catherine, after kissing her] That's the first time in years I've kissed a woman without saying "Goodbye," "Good Night" or "Happy Birthday."
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Written by Marvin Hamlisch, Joel Hirschhorn and Al Kasha
Performed by Robert John
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A sweet, haunting and unique love story with two great actors.
15 August 2001 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film years and years ago, but was listening to a "best of"

CD the other day and heard Dionne Warwick singing the title tune

of "The April Fools" - I remembered how much I loved this film. The

truth to the performances of Jack Lemmon and Catherine

Deneuvre, along with great performances from Peter Lawford and

Sally Kellerman, makes this film a classic of the late sixties in the

vein of Breakfast At Tiffanys. There is something pure, haunting

and deeply bittersweet about this movie - well worth a viewing.


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