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Come Fly with Me (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 27 March 1963 (USA)
Three stewardesses combine their work crossing the Atlantic with searching for rich, handsome men to marry.

Director:

Henry Levin

Writers:

William Roberts (story), Bernard Glemser (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolores Hart ... Donna Stuart
Hugh O'Brian ... First Officer Ray Winsley
Karlheinz Böhm ... Baron Franz Von Elzingen (as Karl Boehm)
Pamela Tiffin ... Carol Brewster
Lois Nettleton ... Hilda 'Bergie' Bergstrom
Dawn Addams ... Katie Rinard
Karl Malden ... Walter Lucas
Richard Wattis ... Oliver Garson
Andrew Cruickshank Andrew Cruickshank ... Cardwell
James Dobson James Dobson ... Flight Engineer Teddy Shepard
Lois Maxwell ... Gwen Sandley
John Crawford ... Co-Pilot
Robert Easton ... Navigator
Guido Wieland Guido Wieland ... Vienna Policeman
Maurice Marsac ... Monsieur Rinard
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Storyline

Three air hostesses employed by the (fictional) airline Polar Atlantic Airways juggle working with searching for love. Donna Stuart catches the eye of Baron Franz Von Elzingen, who may not be who he appears. New girl Carol Brewster has an on-off relationship with the plane's womanizing First Officer, Ray Winsley. Hilda "Bergie" Bergstrom is smitten with Walter Lucas, an older passenger who turns out to be a recently widowed multi-millionaire. Written by Anonymous

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Three Pretty Airline Stewardesses on a Spree in the Fun Capitols of the World (And Out of It) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The aircraft primarily used for the fictitious Polar Atlantic Airlines is a Boeing 707-321B from Pan American World Airways, registration N762PA, named Clipper Endeavour. It was delivered to Pan Am in 1962 and was flown by them until 1976. This plane can also be seen in the James Bond film "From Russia With Love (1963). It was sold to Korean Air in 1977 with registration HL7430. See more »

Goofs

At the 12 minute mark in the upper right the shadow from the boom mic is briefly visible after the stewardess opens the door on the pilot and he falls out of the lavatory. See more »

Quotes

Donna Stuart: Well now, what stimulating topic shall we discuss at dinner?
Carol Brewster: There's always the farm problem.
Donna Stuart: Too controversial. How about sex?
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Connections

Referenced in God Is the Bigger Elvis (2012) See more »

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In Einem Kleinen Cafe In Hernals
Music by Hermann Leopoldi
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Enjoyable enough froth
28 May 2002 | by Poseidon-3See all my reviews

While not as blatantly tacky and overdone as some of the other films of this type (which are actually good things for some people who seek out glossy, over-produced flicks like this!), it still has it's points of interest and moments of eye-rolling cheesiness. After Frankie Avalon croons the title song, flash-in-the-pan Tiffin comes jiggling on wearing an extremely sexy and snug flight attendant's uniform, spoiled only by the somewhat unflattering hat they all wear. It is utterly fascinating to see how stewardesses were perceived at this time. It's hard to say, at this point, how close to real life it was, but in this film they are treated as total sex objects with clothes that stress looks over functionality. Her hair is done in manner that makes one wonder if Catherine Zeta Jones and her stylists keep a loop of this film running in their salon. There is a definite occasional resemblance. Hart is quite a revelation. For someone who was about to become a nun in real life, she is surprisingly hard-edged and mouthy here. She may even swear once and she smokes incessantly. It's great to see a lesser beauty, but still a talented actress, like Nettleton get a featured role. She creates a sympathetic, if a bit overly difficult character. Poor Maxwell ("Miss Moneypenny" of 007 films) barely even got in a word edgewise. O'Brian is his usual suave and macho self as a voraciously skirt-chasing pilot. Cruelly, he keeps his shirt on at all times and never goes swimming. Malden does an okay job as a lonely businessman. German actor Boehm is a bit of an annoyance with his thin voice and heavy accent. There's a "love song" sung by a Parisian street chanteuse that will have many folks wretching and screaming for her to stop. All in all, a pretty, easy, soufflé of a film with just enough color and wit to hold interest up to a point. A mid-air trauma or an appearance by Joan Crawford.....something to punch it over the edge, may have been welcome, though. Nary a moment of it is believable, the same as it was for similar films like "Three Coins in a Fountain", "The Best of Everything" and "The Pleasure Seekers".


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Language:

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Release Date:

27 March 1963 (USA) See more »

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