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Sunday in New York (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 13 November 1963 (USA)
On a Sunday, Eileen Tyler, still a virgin, leaves Albany to visit her airline pilot brother in New York but a chance encounter with a man on a city bus threatens to derail her upcoming marriage to boyfriend Russ.

Director:

Peter Tewksbury

Writers:

Norman Krasna (play), Norman Krasna (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jane Fonda ... Eileen Tyler
Rod Taylor ... Mike Mitchell
Cliff Robertson ... Adam Tyler
Robert Culp ... Russ Wilson
Jo Morrow ... Mona Harris
Jim Backus ... Chief Pilot Drysdale
Peter Nero Peter Nero ... Himself - at Club Nero
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Storyline

Eileen is 22 and is smarting from her breakup with Russ. She comes to New York to visit her brother, Adam, who is an airline pilot. Eileen confides to her brother that she thinks she may be the only 22 year old virgin left in the world. Adam assures her that sex is not what all men look for and insists he hasn't slept around. Of course, Adam is lying and is in hot pursuit of a tryst with his occasional girlfriend Mona. However, Adam's date with Mona has a series of job related interruptions. Meanwhile, Eileen decides to see if she can have some fun for herself in New York, and seems to find the perfect candidate in Mike, a man she meets on the bus. But things get complicated when Russ pops in with a proposal and a mistaken assumption. Written by Wendy Scheinberg

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Dedicated to the proposition that every girl gets sooner or later!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un domingo en Nueva York See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jane Fonda has been quoted as stating that this film was the first time she enjoyed making a movie or thought she was any good at acting. See more »

Goofs

When Russ and Eileen drop off Mike and Adam after leaving the Japanese restaurant, Eileen is wearing her blue outfit. When they get to the night club, she is now in a green dress. There is no indication in the film that they went to the apartment for her to change. See more »

Quotes

Adam Tyler: What is that you like to know?
Eileen Tyler: Are you ready?
Adam Tyler: Shoot.
Eileen Tyler: Is a girl that's been going around with a fellow for a reasonable length of time is supposed to go to the bed with him or not?
Adam Tyler: What kind of question is that to ask?
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Thou Swell
Richard Rodgers (as Richard Rogers) / Lorenz Hart
Performed by Peter Nero
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Charming Kennedy-Era Comedy Looks at Premarital Sex or More Accurately, the Absence of It
22 March 2008 | by EUyeshimaSee all my reviews

Was Jane Fonda really this young? In this coy 1963 sex farce written by comedy veteran Norman Krasna (Alfred Hitchcock's "Mr. and Mrs. Smith", "Indiscreet"), she plays Eileen Tyler, a 22-year-old girl from Albany paying an unexpected visit to her airline pilot brother Adam in the Big Apple. She is reeling from a fight with her fiancé Russ who is giving her undue pressure to put out before they marry. Adam assures her that waiting for the wedding night is the right thing to do and then deceives her into thinking he is doing the same. Naturally, he turns out to be a womanizer planning to shag his girlfriend that day. Feeling like the only virgin in the world, Eileen meanwhile engages in a flirtation with a reporter named Mike Mitchell. Complications ensue with mistaken identities and morality questions thrown in to make the plot more interesting.

As if you couldn't tell from the swinging title tune sung by Mel Torme, the film is an idealization of early-1960's Manhattan single life that merely toys with the idea of premarital sex well before the concept of free love came into vogue. Guided by TV director Peter Tewksbury, there is a mechanical sitcom feel to the proceedings, but the real NYC locations help and the three leads are game players. Fonda is adorably adroit in a preview of her bouncier work in "Barefoot in the Park", and Cliff Robertson plays Adam's double-standard hypocrisy with agility. However, it's Rod Taylor, fresh from filming Hitchcock's "The Birds", who shines the most as Mike in a deft turn. Jazz pianist and composer Peter Nero supplies the loudly intrusive soundtrack. This film (released just a week before JFK's assassination) has yet to make it to DVD.


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