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Looking for Love (1964)

Not Rated | | Musical | 27 November 1964 (Finland)
Libby has spent a whole month trying to get into show business with her singing, and has not made it. Therefore she decides to retire and get a job where she can meet the right man and get ... See full summary »

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Don Weis
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Connie Francis ... Libby Caruso
Jim Hutton ... Paul Davis
Susan Oliver ... Jan McNair
Joby Baker ... Cuz Rickover
Barbara Nichols ... Gaye Swinger
Johnny Carson ... Johnny Carson
George Hamilton ... George Hamilton
Yvette Mimieux ... Yvette Mimieux
Paula Prentiss ... Paula Prentiss
Danny Thomas ... Danny Thomas
Charles Lane ... Screen Test Director
Joan Marshall ... Miss Devine
Jesse White ... Tiger Shay
Jay C. Flippen ... Mr. Ralph Front
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Storyline

Libby has spent a whole month trying to get into show business with her singing, and has not made it. Therefore she decides to retire and get a job where she can meet the right man and get married. The right man turns out to be Paul Davis when she sees him at the supermarket. The only problem is that Paul ignores her as his ideal woman is TnT (tall and top heavy), which Libby is not. One day, Libby creates a clothes stand which she calls the 'Lady Valet'. This product interests Paul who wants to promote it. Paul gets Libby on the 'Tonight Show' to push the product and when she mentions that she was formerly a singer, Johnny asks her to sing. After that, the career in showbiz that she had not found grows, to the astonishment of Paul. She uses her new fame to get Paul's attention. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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invention | showbiz | singing | See All (3) »

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It's CONNIE...putting Hollywood's handsomest guys to the "kiss-test"...as she makes a laugh-daffy leap into love!

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1964 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Em Busca do Amor See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Euterpe,Framnet See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The third and final film of a three picture deal M-G-M negotiated with Connie Francis following the huge success of her film debut in Where the Boys Are. Two of the resultant films (Follow the Boys and When the Boys Meet the Girls) were sequels to Boys Are, but this film was so spectacular a box office disaster that Francis' movie career was all but over after a mere handful of films. See more »

Quotes

Paul Davis: No, sir! No, not that kind of love, not with her!
Mr. Ralph Front: No?
Paul Davis: No, sir. She's too short.
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Let's Have a Party
Written by Hank Hunter and Stan Vincent
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A REAL DELIGHT
26 April 2001 | by KatmissSee all my reviews

O.K. I'll be honest. I wasn't expecting much when I decided to watch "Looking for Love" on Turner Classic Movies' "not on video" festival last July. After all, Maltin gave the film a BOMB rating and "Rose Marie" was a grand disappointment. But TCM was on a solid streak with three great films in a row; "Penelope", "The Money Trap" and "Your Cheatin Heart". So I decided to give it a chance.

I'm sure glad I did! "Looking for Love" is not a great film, but it has energy and charm and a wonderful lead performance by Connie Francis. You just can't help smiling as I did lot during the regretably brief running time (81 minutes). Surely, they could have added another 10 minutes of songs!

The plot is unimportant; it's merely an excuse to hang some truly inventive musical numbers and sight gags (which needs to be seen in Panavision to truly appreciate; TCM letterboxed the print). I hope that MGM will release the film on video and DVD as a "Vintage Classic" or "MGM Musical" so that an audience can appreciate this. This won't appeal to those looking for acting. But if you're looking for a good time, you could do a lot worse than this. It's no masterpiece, but it's infectious and charming. and you will be smiling a lot.

*** out of 4 stars


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