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Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968)

PG | | Comedy | 19 June 1968 (USA)
During a blackout, a New York executive crosses paths with a Broadway actress and her husband.

Director:

Hy Averback

Writers:

Everett Freeman (screenplay), Karl Tunberg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Doris Day ... Margaret Garrison
Robert Morse ... Waldo Zane
Terry-Thomas ... Ladislaus Walichek
Patrick O'Neal ... Peter Garrison
Lola Albright ... Roberta Lane
Steve Allen ... Morgan Klein
Jim Backus ... Tru-Blue Lou
Ben Blue ... Man with a Razor
Pat Paulsen ... Conductor
Dale Malone Dale Malone ... Otis J. Hendershot, Jr.
Robert Emhardt ... Otis J. Hendershot, Sr.
Harry Hickox ... Detective Captain Percy Watson
Parley Baer ... Dr. Dudley Caldwell
Randy Whipple Randy Whipple ... Marvin Reinholtz
Earl Wilson ... Earl Wilson
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Storyline

When the Great Northeast Blackout of 1965 hit, millions of people were left in the dark, including Waldo Zane, a New York executive in the process of stealing a fortune from his company, and two people whose paths he's destined to cross, Broadway actress Margaret Garrison and her husband, Peter. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Taglines:

The story of 8 million New Yorkers who were lost in the dark... until they found each other. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 June 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wo warst Du als das Licht ausging See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$7,988,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Doris Day wrote in her 1975 autobiography, that this was one of the films she did not want to do, but was forced into it, because her husband and manager Martin Melcher, had power of attorney, and signed her up for it, without her knowledge or consent. She called this "an alleged comedy", of which she didn't remember very much, because she was in severe pain, on medication, and spent all of her time off-camera, in traction. See more »

Goofs

When Margaret is sitting on the couch during her interview, the yellow cushions beside her keep on moving. See more »

Quotes

Ladislaus Walichek: If I could only break up that revolting marriage. Oh, how I hate men!
Dr. Dudley Caldwell: I thought you hated women?
Ladislaus Walichek: Oh, men too.
Ladislaus Walichek: [thinking about what he just said] Doctor, does hate for both sexes make me... bisexual?
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Connections

Referenced in Life Itself (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Row Row Row Your Boat
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung by the people at the railway station
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always a great day with doris day!
23 October 2003 | by atdtsaudtcomSee all my reviews

this movie was next to the very last movie that miss day made....it has been criticized as being a terrible movie....i disagree....this movie has some very funny moments, mostly because of miss day but the cast is not bad.....most of miss day`s movies around this time were being laughed off with doris being wrongfully accused of trying to hold on to her virginity which was groundless because really if they were to examine miss day`s films, she actually was married in most of her films including this movie " where were you when the lights went out?" so really all those tired jokes about her playing a virgin all the time were and are, erroneous...while this movie is not the best movie she ever made, she still gives it her all and it is indeed worth watching and so interesting to see miss day take a movie such as this and milk it into a pleasing comedy, which, is a tribute to her talent and professionalism...have a great day with doris day!!


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