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Boeing, Boeing (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 1966 (Turkey)
A friend visits his philandering friend just as that man's scheme of being secretly simultaneously engaged to three flight attendants goes awry.

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John Rich

Writers:

Edward Anhalt (screenplay), Marc Camoletti (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tony Curtis ... Bernard Lawrence
Jerry Lewis ... Robert Reed
Dany Saval ... Jacqueline Grieux - Air France
Christiane Schmidtmer ... Lise Bruner - Lufthansa
Suzanna Leigh ... Vicky Hawkins - British United
Thelma Ritter ... Bertha
Lomax Study Lomax Study ... Pierre
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Storyline

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 David Gibson <djg6@ukc.ac.uk>

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The Big Comedy of Nineteen-Sexty-Sex! See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

1966 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Boeing Boeing See more »

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Production Co:

Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The play on which this movie was based ran for seven years in London, but only 23 performances in its original New York Broadway run. The New York revival was more successful, running 279 performances and winning several Tony awards. See more »

Goofs

During the cab chase, Vicky and Robert's cab stops and Vicky says, "Oh Robert, we've lost them!" While the shot is from outside the cab and at a distance, Vicky's mouth is clearly visible, and clearly not moving. See more »

Quotes

Bertha: You don't need a maid. You need the mafia.
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Crazy Credits

The three actresses who play the flight attendants have their physical measurements listed in small print under their names. Instead of measurements, Thelma Ritter has (?-?-?) by her name. See more »

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Simply Painful
12 March 2008 | by David FowlerSee all my reviews

A prime example of cookie-cutter 60's sex comedy. Tired, banal, limp, lukewarm, strenuously forced drivel who's only source of real humor is the wonderful Thelma Ritter, and the laughs she gets come much more from her persona than from the dry well of the script she had to work with. Curtis tries, but his efforts are in vain. Lewis is actually quite good in a very restrained performance, which is a shame in that it's wasted in this wasteland. None of the characters, save Ritter's, behave in a fashion even beginning to resemble a human being, let alone an intelligent human being. The resulting "humor" is numbingly artificial and contrived. In an outlandish situation genuine humor comes from realistic reactions and behavior. Something you need not expect from the cartoons that populate this sad, inane excuse for comedy.


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