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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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Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

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

When Connie Francis ran into Elvis Presley on the set of this movie, he reportedly told her, "I hear you're using a lot of guest stars in your new musical. How about a job for a hungry folk singer?" This was due to the fact that there were so many guest stars scheduled in the film that it was joked anyone could be in it if they asked. See more »

Quotes

Paul Davis: Hi! Hey, where can I find whats-her-name?
Jan McNair: Who?
Paul Davis: Whats-her-name! The half-pint.
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Connections

References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

This Is My Happiest Moment
Written by Murray Mencher (as Ted Murray) and Benny Davis
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A Date with Connie Francis
12 September 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

After a great opening credits sequence, our story begins. Attractive telephone operator Connie Francis (as Libby Caruso) wants to make it big in show business, get married and have babies. With her figure and singing voice, this shouldn't take too long. To prevent clothing from wrinkling overnight, Ms. Francis invents the "Lady Valet" which garners her an appearance on "The Tonight Show" starring Johnny Carson. He thinks her invention looks like a "blind date for a Martian," and invites Francis to sing. She's another Caruso, but goes unnoticed by tall Jim Hutton (as Paul Davis)...

"Looking for Love" finds Francis in good voice, and improved as a comedy star. She's not paired well with Mr. Hutton, which was the story's point, but still… Best friend Susan Oliver (as Jan McNair) and bass player Joby Baker (as Cuz Rickover) round out a romantic quartet. The title track reached #34 on the "Cash Box" pop chart and the soundtrack LP sold moderately during The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" onslaught. MGM and Francis continued the formula for one more film, with decreasing returns. They really should have been producing a TV variety series, with singing and skits.

**** Looking for Love (8/5/64) Don Weis ~ Connie Francis, Jim Hutton, Susan Oliver, Joby Baker


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