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The Perfect Furlough (1958)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Curtis ... Cpl. Paul Hodges
Janet Leigh ... Lt. Vicki Loren
Keenan Wynn ... Harvey Franklin
Linda Cristal ... Sandra Roca - the Argentine Bombshell
Elaine Stritch ... Liz Baker
Marcel Dalio ... Henri Valentin
Les Tremayne ... Col. Leland
Jay Novello ... Rene Valentin
King Donovan ... Maj. Collins
Gordon Jones ... 'Sylvia', MP #1
Alvy Moore ... Pvt. Marvin Brewer
Lilyan Chauvin ... French Nurse
Troy Donahue ... Sgt. Nickles
Dick Crockett Dick Crockett ... Hans, MP #2
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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104 POLAR-TRAPPED G.I.s picked the army's champ woman-chaser to take their furlough by proxy! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

30 November 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Urlaubsschein nach Paris See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second of four films star Tony Curtis and director Blake Edwards made together. In order, they are: Mister Cory (1957), The Perfect Furlough (1958), Operation Petticoat (1959), and The Great Race (1965). 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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Cute Leigh/Curtis Teaming
20 June 2008 | by ScarletPimpernel64See all my reviews

This is a cute piece of fluff, with the sole purpose of entertainment. One poster said something about slapstick brawls in a pan, and there are none of those. Tony Curtis shines in the type role he shone so well in during the late 1950s, and Janet Leigh is the officer sent to keep an eye on him during his jaunt in Paris with Linda Cristal. And that's the beginning. There's a good amount of chuckles, and a fine supporting cast led by Elaine Stritch, King Donovan, and Keenan Wynn. No classic, nor is it intended to be. Just an fun, enjoyable film, and one that deserves a larger audience and a DVD release. Hopefully, TCM airs it in order to allow more of an audience to view it.


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