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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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Grace Greenlaw: Are you a Gemini?
Catherine Gunther: Yes. How did you know?
Grace Greenlaw: A lucky guess. You should trust your emotions more. Stop thinking so much. I guess weight too.
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Soundtracks

Give Your Lady What She Wants
Written by Joel Hirschhorn and Al Kasha
Performed by Taj Mahal
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Critics got it wrong!
7 November 2002 | by bob4kateSee all my reviews

Critics often get it wrong and this movie is proof of that. If you watch this movie in the cold and analytical way that critics often do you will see its countless flaws. But if you do this you will also miss its warmth,charm the masterly performances of its cast and a super sixties Bacharach theme song. I urge people to see it and make up their own mind. My guess is you won't fail to be touched.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The April Fools See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,832,139
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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