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Boys' Night Out (1962)

Unrated | | Comedy | 21 June 1962 (USA)
Fred, George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. Three of them are married, only Fred is still a bachelor. They want something different than their ordinary marriages, children... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Gordon

Writers:

Ira Wallach (screenplay), Marion Hargrove (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Novak ... Cathy
James Garner ... Fred Williams
Tony Randall ... George Drayton
Howard Duff ... Doug Jackson
Janet Blair ... Marge Drayton
Patti Page ... Joanne McIllenny
Jessie Royce Landis ... Ethel Williams
Oskar Homolka ... Dr. Prokosch (as Oscar Homolka)
Howard Morris ... Howard McIllenny
Anne Jeffreys ... Toni Jackson
Zsa Zsa Gabor ... Boss' Girl Friend
William Bendix ... Slattery
Jim Backus ... Peter Bowers
Fred Clark ... Mr. Bohannon
Larry Keating ... Mr. Bingham
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Fred, George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. Three of them are married, only Fred is still a bachelor. They want something different than their ordinary marriages, children and TV-dinners. In secret, they get themselves an apartment with a beautiful young woman, Kathy, for romantic rendezvous. But Kathy does not tell them that she is a sociology student researching the sexual life of the white middle-class male. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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If you believe in sex and fun... by all means join us!

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Comedy

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Trivia

Originally, the movie's title song was to have been sung by Frank Sinatra. His version was recorded on March 6, 1962, almost three months before the film's premiere. At last wind, Patti Page recorded her version which was initially optioned for use while Sinatra's original languished in the MGM vaults until 1995 when his Reprise box-set was issued. See more »

Goofs

When the boys are on the train, the whistle of a steam locomotive is heard on several occasions. The movie takes place in 1962 but the last steam locomotive on the New Haven Railroad was retired ten years earlier and, in any case, would not have been used from Connecticut to New York City. See more »

Quotes

Howard McIllenny: I signed up for a course on Creative Accounting at the New School for Social Research.
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Connections

Referenced in I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 9 April 1962 (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

BOYS' NIGHT OUT
Words by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Sung by Patti Page (as Miss Patti Page)
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User Reviews

 
See it for the set direction alone
8 October 2004 | by michaelocampbellSee all my reviews

A feline and spacey Kim Novak seems to arrive from another planet in this romantic comedy from the blacklisted director of Pillow Talk. It's James Garner and Kim instead of Rock Hudson and Doris Day -- so underneath the squeaky clean froth, their clinches have just a hint of real sexual chemistry. Clever script has theatrical touches if no depth. Second bananas play their farcical roles well, especially Tony Randall.

However feast your eyes on the apartment, the height of Kennedy-era Mod; don't miss the turquoise kitchen, his-and-her bedrooms, and more.

Would make a nice double feature with the new remake of Stepford Wives. There's a happy ending (of course): The men discover 'boy's night out' is actually more fun if the women come, too. That's progress, in a tiny way.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

21 June 1962 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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