Based upon the true story of "Sonny" Wisecarver. In 1944, Sonny made headlines nationwide due to his affairs with 2 older adult women. (ie. He was so irresistible, that he was a danger to women everywhere) Eventually being taken to court by the local authorities. He was only 15. Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
Did You Know?
According to a 28th July 2006 article in Entertainment Weekly by Chris Nashawaty about Hollywood producer Bob Kosberg entitled "They Call Him Mr. Pitch", "Sixty years ago, [Ellsworth' Wisecarver was a teenage Casanova who was written up as 'America's Greatest Lover.' When Kosberg read this, his light went on. That's a movie! He and Simon flew to Wisecarver's home in Las Vegas and optioned the rights to his life story for $500. Then they turned around and sold the pitch for $50,000. Looking back, Kosberg laughs at how easy the whole process was. 'All you needed to sell it was one line: He was America's Greatest Lover...and he was 14 years old!' That pitch later became 1987's In the Mood, starring a young 'Patrick Dempsey'". See more
He doesn't believe in hitting a woman.
Is that important?
IN THE MOOD
Written by Wingy Manone
, Andy Razaf
& Joe Garland
' (as Joseph Garland)
Additional lyrics by Bette Midler
& Barry Manilow
Performed by Jennifer Holliday
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Produced by Ralph Burns
© 1939 Shapiro Bernstein & Co., Inc. See more