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Come Blow Your Horn (1963)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 5 June 1963 (USA)
Leaving home, young Buddy Baker arrives unannounced at the luxurious Manhattan apartment of his older brother, Alan, a swinging girl chasing bachelor who prefers his carefree life to ... See full summary »

Director:

Bud Yorkin

Writers:

Neil Simon (play), Norman Lear (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Frank Sinatra ... Alan Baker
Lee J. Cobb ... Harry R. Baker
Molly Picon ... Mrs. Sophie Baker
Barbara Rush ... Connie
Jill St. John ... Peggy John
Dan Blocker ... Mr. Eckman
Phyllis McGuire Phyllis McGuire ... Mrs. Eckman
Tony Bill ... Buddy Baker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Maier Charles Maier ... Taxi Driver
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Storyline

Leaving home, young Buddy Baker arrives unannounced at the luxurious Manhattan apartment of his older brother, Alan, a swinging girl chasing bachelor who prefers his carefree life to working in the family business. Pleased at his brother's show of independence, Alan introduces him to New York night life. Their father is unhappy at Alan's mentoring and the loss of an important account. Buddy is so successful that he soon takes over his brother's liquor cabinet and his girl friends. After giving up a woman who lives in the same building, Alan gets beaten by the husband of another conquest. Scared off, Alan alienates his favorite girl friend, Connie, staying away from all commitment. Hit by the futility of his life, Alan urges Buddy to end his swinging life style, but Buddy is having too good a time. After their argument jolts Alan proposes to Connie. Following their marriage, Alan helps their parents reconcile, works seriously in the family business and turns his bachelor pad over to ... Written by laird-3

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Laugh Block Buster of the Year From the Hilarious Broadway Hit! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wenn mein Schlafzimmer sprechen könnte See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Besides taking the lead role, Frank Sinatra also crooned the film's "Come Blow Your Horn" title song. It is the film's only musical number. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mrs. Sophie Baker: Buddy? is that you?
Buddy Baker: Yeah, mom.
Mrs. Sophie Baker: You're home from work early.
Buddy Baker: Uh, yeah, um, I'm going out tonight.
Mrs. Sophie Baker: Please, darling, don't shed dirt in the living room.
Buddy Baker: I won't.
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Connections

Referenced in That Girl: The Collaborators (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Come Blow Your Horn
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
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A nice Saturday night movie
7 April 2007 | by bfm_1017See all my reviews

I really like this movie, but I like Frank too. Sinatra had some really good movies, and some not so hot, but fun to watch like this one. Anyone who doesn't get this movie is a square. It's fantasy, it's light comedy, it's fun, and it's free. Hard to swallow Dan Blocker as someone other than Hoss, and I love the women in this one. When I was 10 and watched this, I used to think this was real life, and I couldn't wait to be just like Frank. Of course, I'm a little smarter now, but I still wish my young adulthood had had this kind of time, even once. So, the movie substitutes nicely, just like the Elvis movies do. Instead of the "swinging bachelor" life, I am married 30 years with grown kids, and quite happy. I think also having an older brother and younger brothers gives me a neat perspective on this film. Not reality, not meant to be. I also love anything New York, like the waiter who delivers the peas and potatoes because "they come with the meal." Now THAT'S New York customer service at it's best. Just a great evening watching a fun movie. Sinatra in many of his movies, kept his rat pack persona on display. Sinatra was one of a kind. Then again, so was Dean Martin, Sammy, and some of the other "cool cats". Sinatra did quite well. Not bad for a kid from Hoboken.


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