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The Perfect Furlough (1958)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 30 November 1958 (USA)
To pacify 104 sex-starved male soldiers building an Arctic radar base, Army psychologist Vicki Loren suggests choosing one by lot to have a "perfect furlough" as selected by the men: three ... See full summary »

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writer:

Stanley Shapiro
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Curtis ... Cpl. Paul Hodges
Janet Leigh ... Lt. Vicki Loren
Keenan Wynn ... Harvey Franklin
Linda Cristal ... Sandra Roca
Elaine Stritch ... Liz Baker
Marcel Dalio ... Henri Valentin
Les Tremayne ... Col. Leland
Jay Novello ... Rene Valentin
King Donovan ... Maj. Collins
Gordon Jones ... 'Sylvia'
Alvy Moore ... Pvt. Marvin Brewer
Lilyan Chauvin ... French Nurse
Troy Donahue ... Sgt. Nickles
Dick Crockett ... 'Hans'
Eugene Borden Eugene Borden ... French Doctor
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Storyline

To pacify 104 sex-starved male soldiers building an Arctic radar base, Army psychologist Vicki Loren suggests choosing one by lot to have a "perfect furlough" as selected by the men: three weeks in Paris with their favorite pin-up queen, Sandra Roca. Since "winner" Paul Hodges is a tireless Don Juan, and this is a fifties comedy, Vicki is ordered to keep Paul and Sandra out of bed. But who will guard the guardian? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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287 CERTIFIED LAUGHS!* - *Certified in audience tests by Sindlinger & Co., Inc. Research Division, Ridley Park , Penn. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

The U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft shown parked on the ramp (FU-901, for example), are North American Aviation F-86D Sabres. See more »

Goofs

While taking a bath at the country house, Lt. Loren is shown washing her hair, with her hair completely wet. A short time later she is shown out of the tub, but her hair is perfectly dry, and beautifully coiffed, including there being curls. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Leland: We even have his pre-Army record. He is the only high school student who was ever sued for breach of promise by his teacher.
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Connections

Referenced in Rock Hudson: Dark and Handsome Stranger (2010) See more »

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Mambo Jambo
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Written by Dámaso Pérez Prado
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Character Actors Shine
25 July 2020 | by ardenphillipsSee all my reviews

Funny little early Blake Edwards. Curtis & Leigh are quite good, but watch for the supporting actors. The great Keenan Wynn, a non-"30 Rock" look at the wonderful Elaine Stitch and especially King Donovan, so funny as the befuddled military "handler" of Curtis' character. Love anything King Donovan was in.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

30 November 1958 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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