American playboy Bernard Lawrence has cleverly designed a system using the airline timetables to keep going three affairs with flight stewardesses. However, his life soon starts to descend into a shambles after the arrival of a friend, Robert Reed, and a dreaded change to the flight order, whereby it becomes increasingly difficult to keep his three fiancées apart.Written by
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At the time of its release, chief interest in Boeing, Boeing (1965) centered around the fact that Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis essentially swapped screen personas for the occasion, each taking on the role more ideally suited for the other. Curtis, whose trademark was playing cool, reserved and unflappable characters, tackled the slapstick and pratfalls of Bernard while the ordinarily outsized Lewis embraced the meek, restrained introversion of Robert, underplaying for the only time in his career except for his role as Jerry Langford in Martin Scorsese's "King of Comedy" of 1982. See more »
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Tony Curtis has a tight schedule keeping track of the airline stewardesses or hostesses, as they call them here, that are coming and going at his bachelor pad, so the last thing he needs is a roommate, but he gets one when Jerry Lewis shows up in "Boeing Boeing." Even Jerry picks one out for himself. A fast paced, almost frenetic time you will have if you spend any time here. Just ask Thelma Ritter, the cook and maid, who has to know the delicate palate of each and when to show whose picture when, as the picture in the frame is changed constantly. Tony is a news reporter, but that really plays hardly any part of the plot at all, when Tony is always at odds with keeping up with the revolving door. But he tells Jerry that three is just the right number. Four would be too much, and two would be too repetitive. Yes. Three girls to have and bed is just right. He says he's engaged to them, but he secretly has no plans to change the status quo. Despite the ever-changing roster of activity, Thelma Ritter supplies much of the film's humor with her usual delivery of witty one-liners. She does add a degree of respectability to this film, that, without her, would probably feel a bit sleazy. For a non-stop parade of young ladies in Tony Curtis' pad, check out "Boeing Boeing" and see if he and Jerry Lewis ever settle down!
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