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The Facts of Life (1960)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Comedy | 14 November 1960 (USA)
Middle-class suburbanites Larry and Kitty grow bored with their lives and respective marriages. Although each always found the other's manner grating, they fall in love when thrown together... See full summary »

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Melvin Frank
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Larry Gilbert
Lucille Ball ... Kitty Weaver
Ruth Hussey ... Mary Gilbert
Don DeFore ... Jack Weaver
Louis Nye ... Hamilton Busbee
Philip Ober ... Doc Mason (as Phillip Ober)
Marianne Stewart ... Connie Mason
Peter Leeds Peter Leeds ... Thompson - the Dry Cleaner
Hollis Irving ... Myrtle Busbee
William Lanteau ... Airline Clerk
Robert F. Simon ... Motel Clerk
Louise Beavers ... Gussie (as Louise Beaver)
Mike Mazurki ... First Husband in Motel Room
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Storyline

Middle-class suburbanites Larry and Kitty grow bored with their lives and respective marriages. Although each always found the other's manner grating, they fall in love when thrown together--without their spouses--on vacation. On returning home they try to break things off, only to grow closer. A holiday together will finally settle whether they should end their marriages. Written by scgary66

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Drama | Romance | Comedy

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Trivia

Larry drives a 1960 Buick Electra 225 and Kitty drives a 1960 Buick LeSabre. The convertible they drive in Monterey is a 1955 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer. See more »

Goofs

After Kitty and Larry's moonlight swim, Kitty's hair is completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Larry Gilbert: ...and she said, "That's not a new stance - "
Kitty Weaver: That's a new husband.
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Connections

Featured in Happy Birthday, Bob (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

The Facts of Life
Lyrics and Music by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé
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Lucy and Bob
22 November 2006 | by oldmotemSee all my reviews

Lucy and Bob in a 1960 romantic, satiric comedy. What more could you want?

This is very aware for its time and has some wonderful period scenes. Hope and Ball seem to have very complementary comedy styles which play extremely well off each other.

This movie came out way back in 1960, yet Bob Hope mentions problems raising kids in the electronic age. How forward looking.

The black and white format takes nothing away from this movie, including the scenes of Acapulco when they're alone together.

All in all, an extremely enjoyable movie. I like Lucy much better in this style than her slapstick routine, although she's great in that too. Give this one a look sometime, it's worth it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

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HLP See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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