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A Very Special Favor (1965)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 14 August 1965 (USA)
A rich man asks a womanizing playboy to marry his daughter and make a grandson for him.


Michael Gordon


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Complete credited cast:
Rock Hudson ... Paul Chadwick
Leslie Caron ... Dr. Lauren Boullard
Charles Boyer ... Michel Boullard
Walter Slezak ... Etienne, Restaurant Proprietor
Dick Shawn ... Arnold Plum
Larry Storch ... Harry the Taxi Driver
Nita Talbot ... Mickey the Switchboard Operator
Norma Varden ... Mother Plum
George Furth ... Pete
Marcel Hillaire ... Claude - French Barrister
Jay Novello ... Rene, French Barrister
Stafford Repp ... Bartender
Danica D'Hondt Danica D'Hondt ... Jacqueline
Frank De Vol ... Desk Clerk (as Frank DeVol)
John Harding John Harding ... Dr. Lambert


A rich man asks a womanizing playboy to marry his daughter and make a grandson for him.

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Release Date:

14 August 1965 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The bed sheet that Leslie Caron "wears" in one scene cost over $2,000 since it had to be dyed, tailored and fitted for the actress. See more »


Dr. Lauren Boullard: Mr Chadwick! Mr Chadwick!
Paul Chadwick: [emerging from his hiding place] Oh! It's you. I wasn't sure
Dr. Lauren Boullard: Hiding in the closet isn't going to cure you. There's only one thing that will - you're going out tonight
Paul Chadwick: Out there? They'll get me!
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A very funny film
30 December 2015 | by janetarothwellSee all my reviews

I've been reading the other reviews with interest. I saw this film on TV about 45 years ago when I was about 8 years old. Around this time I used to watch two back-to-back films on a Saturday or Sunday and I remember this film because it was absolutely hilarious. All the other good films have been repeated on TV - but I have only ever seen this once. I remember laughing and laughing when watching the film. I didn't know anything about sex at that age. I just saw it as a father trying to get his daughter to 'lighten up', to 'live', and to have an interest in finding a male companion in life, instead of an existence of continual work. I didn't see anything odd about Rock Hudson's character pretending to be a patient with his 'problem'. This subterfuge was a key part of romantic comedy films of the time. I certainly didn't see the 'set-up' scene as anything to do with sex - I just remember it as a slightly naughty prank. In some ways the film does remind me of 'pillow talk' and this isn't surprising as one of the writers is the same. I am very pleased to hear that it is now on DVD and I will be very interested to see it again.

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