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The April Fools (1969)

A married man enters his boss' apartment to sign papers for a promotion and finds a party of 200 instead. He doesn't fit in, leaves with a woman, spends all night with her, falls in love with her and finds out she's his boss' wife.

Director:

Stuart Rosenberg

Writer:

Hal Dresner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lemmon ... Howard Brubaker
Catherine Deneuve ... Catherine Gunther
Peter Lawford ... Ted Gunther
Jack Weston ... Potter Shrader
Myrna Loy ... Grace Greenlaw
Charles Boyer ... Andre Greenlaw
Kenneth Mars ... Les Hopkins
Melinda Dillon ... Leslie Hopkins
Harvey Korman ... Matt Benson
Sally Kellerman ... Phyllis Brubaker
Gary Dubin ... Stanley Brubaker
Janice Carroll Janice Carroll ... Mimsy Shrader
Dee Gardner Dee Gardner ... Naomi Jackson
David Doyle ... Orlow P. Walters
Susan Barrett Susan Barrett ... Singer
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Storyline

In New York, newly-promoted Wall Street broker Howard Brubaker is invited by his boss Ted Gunther to come to his apartment. However, there is a party and Howard feels uncomfortable and out of place. Ted's wife Catherine is amused with Howard and he invites her to have a drink in a club. Howard opens up about his loveless marriage, as does Catherine. When the pair meet Grace and Andre Greenlaw, who've been happily married for many years, they decide to travel to Paris to start a new life together. Will they leave their marriages behind? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Twenty-four hours in the life of a guy who's ready for something. (Isn't she something?) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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M | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

April april See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Catherine Deneuve's part was originally intended for Shirley MacLaine. See more »

Quotes

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Give Your Lady What She Wants
Written by Joel Hirschhorn and Al Kasha
Performed by Taj Mahal
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The Frog and the Princess
6 August 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In New York, the newly-promoted in the Street Broker Howard Brubaker (Jack Lemmon) is invited by his boss Ted Gunther (Peter Lawford) to come to his fancy apartment. However, there is a party and the clumsy Howard feels uncomfortable and misplaced. Ted's wife Catherine Gunther (Catherine Deneuve) is amused with Howard and he invites her to have a drink in a club that Ted has suggested. Howard has a loveless marriage and his wife Phyllis (Sally Kellerman) does not pay attention to him. Catherine is unhappily married with Ted. When they meet the couple Grace (Myrna Loy) and Andre Greenlaw (Charles Boyer) that have been married for many years and are still happy, they decide to travel together to Paris to start a new life together. Will they leave their marriages behind?

"The April Fools" is a shallow, naive but funny romantic comedy. The plot is pleasant mostly because of the gorgeous Catherine Deneuve. It is hard to see what she liked in the clumsy character performed by Jack Lemmon. In the end, "The April Fools" is a silly romance that entertains. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Um Dia em Duas Vidas" ("One Day in Two Lives")


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