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Boys' Night Out (1962)

Unrated | | Comedy | 21 June 1962 (USA)
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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... 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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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 »

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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

Cathy: Fred, what's the matter?
Fred Williams: The matter? It's one thing for a girl to be - to go wrong. A guy'd have to be pretty narrow-minded not to overlook a thing like that. But to make me a miserable guinea pig? To use a guy for, for an experiment? To be a dirty, contemptible... *sociologist*! That's about as low as you can get!
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References Elmer Gantry (1960) See more »

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BOYS' NIGHT OUT
Words by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Sung by Patti Page (as Miss Patti Page)
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Pleasant Comedy with Lovely Kim
24 July 2006 | by Scoval71See all my reviews

Just looking at the lovely Kim Novak is enough for any man (or woman). She most convincingly plays her part in this comedy romp from 1962, a very dated 1962 film at that, although the premise and, really, the events, are timeless. Who can ever tire of her beauty. James Garner was so handsome in his youth as well. We also see the delightful Anne Jeffreys. I enjoyed this comedy and recommend it. It is a rather pleasant not so over the top comedy and an enjoyable film. I repeat again, whatever Kim Novak is in a movie, she brings not only her spectacular beauty but a marvelous acting ability. The dresses she wears in this movie are terribly outdated, but I recommend the movie for one and all.


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USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

21 June 1962 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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