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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Libby Caruso
... Paul Davis
... Jan McNair
... Cuz Rickover
... Gaye Swinger
... Johnny Carson
... George Hamilton
... Yvette Mimieux
... Paula Prentiss
... Danny Thomas
... Screen Test Director
... Miss Devine
... Tiger Shay
... Mr. Ralph Front
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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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It's CONNIE...putting Hollywood's handsomest guys to the "kiss-test"...as she makes a laugh-daffy leap into love!

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27 November 1964 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Em Busca do Amor  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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A real version of The Lady Valet clothes & accessory rack, as invented by Connie Francis in the film, was introduced at Macy's in New York on August 6th, 1964. Francis appeared and clips were shown from the movie. There were two models to choose from The Lady Sophisticate, "with decorated Formica cosmetic tray and two-way make-up mirror" for $24.94 and The Lady Ingenue "with lacquered aluminum cosmetic tray" for $14.94. The rack itself was "5 feet in height and made of strong, lightweight steel, with a lacquered brass finish." See more »

Quotes

Mr. McBride: Do you know who this is? This is the owner and president of this outfit, Horace McBride!
Libby Caruso: [At the PBX] Oh? Do you know who this is?
Mr. McBride: No.
Libby Caruso: [Disconnecting him] Good!
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Whoever You Are, I Love You
(uncredited)
Written by Peter Udell and Gary Geld
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they don't make them like they used to...
10 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

As I've gotten older, I've begun to realize that the saying, 'not like it used to be' is a fallacy with regard to music and visual media. The truth is there has always been a ton of bad work, it's just that the lens of history whittles out the chaff. What's left? The great, the good, and at times the really really bad. One has to really look for the average to just below average films - generally to fill out some niche of fanaticism regarding an actor or director.

Why watch this movie? The Jonny Carson scene is amazing. First, he plays himself, but actually acts and performs - and that youthful look! This scene should be a clinic on how you direct a talk show host. This scene is generally butchered in more recent films.

The film stock - my goodness these colors! I will never understand why this saturated film look is lost. The astonishing primary colors and shining eyes of the performers - this movie has a absolute visual glow.

Acting is awful. And some of the casting - listening to these shrieking voices will make you scramble for the volume remote just to end the pain. And yet...

The numbers (music performances) are pretty good, certainly entertaining - and back to my original point; this isn't a good movie, but it so much better than contemporary bad films. Films that actually bring nothing to the table.

Wow, maybe they don't make them like they used to?

intentionally over rated 6/10


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