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The Honeymoon Machine (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy , Romance | 16 August 1961 (USA)
A navy lieutenant and his civilian friend use a classified computer to help them break the bank at a Venetian casino.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Lorenzo Semple Jr. (play), George Wells
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steve McQueen ... Lt. Ferguson 'Fergie' Howard
Brigid Bazlen ... Julie Fitch
Jim Hutton ... Jason Eldridge
Paula Prentiss ... Pam Dunstan
Dean Jagger ... Admiral Fitch
Jack Weston ... Signalman Burford Taylor
Jack Mullaney ... Lt. Beauregard 'Beau' Gilliam
Marcel Hillaire ... Inspector of casino games
Ben Astar ... Russian consul
William Lanteau William Lanteau ... Tommy Dane
Ken Lynch ... Capt. James Angle
Simon Scott Simon Scott ... Capt. Harvey Adam
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Storyline

The crew aboard the USS Elmira are working on a project, code named Operation Honeymoon. At the operation's core is the testing of the Magnetic Analyzer Computing Synchrotron, or MACS for short, which is a smart computer designed to do among other things determine where missiles are going to land. Civilian Jason Eldridge is the scientific mastermind aboard in charge of MACS' operation. His friend aboard, Lieutenant Ferguson Howard, sees other possible uses for MACS. He wants to know if MACS, if given the proper data, can accurately predict games of chance, such as those found in casinos. After discussing the situation, Fergie and Jason decide the game which MACS can predict the most accurately is roulette. They decide to test MACS' abilities, and possibly get rich, at their next port of call where there is a casino, namely Venice. They plan on using a system of Morse Code light signals from the ship to shore to transmit the information. Although they go ahead with their plan, they are... Written by Huggo

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Fits either sex ...... and makes nothing but LAUGHTER!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

16 August 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Heiratsmaschine See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Steve McQueen hated this movie even more so than The Blob (1958). According to a 2011 biography of McQueen, he walked out of the first public preview screening, vowing to never again work for MGM. See more »

Goofs

In the hotel room Fergie removes his dress white jacket to reveal a bare chest. A white undershirt or t-shirt is worn underneath the dress white jacket. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Fergie Howard: Just because a fellow makes a small killing at roulette does not mean you have to stick your claws into him.
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Connections

References Destry Rides Again (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is Crazy
Music by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
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This is so Cute!
19 August 2001 | by xsossxSee all my reviews

This is the first movie I have ever seen that starred Steve McQueen(and it looks like it won't be the last). I loved this movie because it has that innocent but silly comedy that movies nowadays lack. I have looked for it in all the video stores but can't seem to find it. It is one of those movies that can cheer you up if you feel down. So, I will recommend watching it.


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