Frank is a retired Lt Col in the US army. He's blind and impossible to get along with. Charlie is at school and is looking forward to going to university; to help pay for a trip home for Christmas, he agrees to look after Frank over thanksgiving. Frank's niece says this will be easy money, but she didn't reckon on Frank spending his thanksgiving in New York. Written by
Col. Frank Slade has a very special plan for the weekend. It involves travel, women, good food, fine wine, the tango, chauffeured limousines and a loaded forty-five. And he's bringing Charlie along for the ride.
Did You Know?
Scenes showing the audience the Baird School and depicting it as an all male boarding school were filmed at the Emma Willard School, one of the oldest all-female boarding schools in the country. See more
When Slade starts talking to the teacher that ran up to thank him for the speech, he notes that she's wearing a perfume "Fleurs de Rocaille". He then translates it as "Flowers from a brook" and she says, "That's right." The name of the perfume is Fleur de Rocaille (which first became available in 1933) and its name translates as "rock flower". See more
Lt. Col. Frank Slade
When in doubt... fuck.
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Written by Osvaldo Fresedo
and Emilio Fresedo
Performed by The Tango Project See more