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The Pleasure of His Company (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 1 June 1961 (USA)
San Francisco debutante, Jessica Poole, is marrying Napa Valley cattle rancher, Roger Henderson, and hopes her peripatetic father, "Pogo" Poole, whom she hasn't seen for years, comes to the... See full summary »

Director:

George Seaton

Writers:

Cornelia Otis Skinner (play), Samuel A. Taylor (play) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Fred Astaire ... Biddeford 'Pogo' Poole
Debbie Reynolds ... Jessica Poole
Lilli Palmer ... Katharine Dougherty
Tab Hunter ... Roger Henderson
Gary Merrill ... James Dougherty
Charles Ruggles ... Mackenzie Savage
Harold Fong Harold Fong ... Toy
Elvia Allman ... Mrs. Mooney
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lynne Martin Lynne Martin ... Young Woman
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Storyline

San Francisco debutante, Jessica Poole, is marrying Napa Valley cattle rancher, Roger Henderson, and hopes her peripatetic father, "Pogo" Poole, whom she hasn't seen for years, comes to the wedding. He arrives, disrupting the household of his ex-wife, Katharine, and her long-suffering husband, and befriending their cook, Toy. At first it seems that Pogo is set on breaking up the engagement, making up for years of neglect by wining and dining Jessica, showing up Roger as a hick, and enticing her to come to Europe with him. Then it seems his real goal is to win back Katharine's heart: why else would he have two tickets to Paris booked on a plane leaving right after the reception? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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He came 8000 miles to attend his daughter's wedding-and then tried 8000 ways to break it up See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

1 June 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In angenehmer Gesellschaft See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "The Pleasure of His Company" opened at the Longacre Theater in New York on October 22, 1958 and ran for 474 performances. Samuel A. Taylor wrote the stage play with Cornelia Otis Skinner and wrote the screenplay for the movie version. The play received four Tony Award nominations, winning one for acting. See more »

Goofs

When asked by James, Mr. Sanford tells him that Popo's plane leaves at 6:30. However, when everyone arrives at the airport to see Pogo off, the sign at the departure gate clearly shows the departure time as 4:30. See more »

Connections

Featured in Edith Head: The Paramount Years (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Lover
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Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Sung briefly by Fred Astaire
Danced by Fred Astaire and Lilli Palmer
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Delightful
10 September 1999 | by TracyInTpaSee all my reviews

Watched this movie on labor day, and it made my day! It was delightful, funny, charming, and thoroughly enjoyable! And a thought occurred to me, it would be a great movie for a remake, the plot is very current and could make a great updated story, and the potential to be quite funny. I actually laughed out loud several times during the movie. If you have not seen it, please check it out... its great!


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