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The April Fools (1969)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Stuart Rosenberg

Writer:

Hal Dresner
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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He has a wife. She has a husband. With so much in common they just have to fall in love. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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

Howard Brubaker: I never was very good with animals. I got this dog that barks at me when I come home. Well, that isn't as strange as it sounds. He came with the house. He belonged to the former owner. And he doesn't know that I'm his master. He thinks I'm a prowler... so he barks.
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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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Nice romantic comedy!
29 August 2001 | by Chris-147See all my reviews

Jack Lemmon and Catherine Deneuve make a dream-couple in this drama/comedy movie. Catherine is sick and tired of her adulterous husband and meets Jack at a party. They spend some time together and when Jack realizes his wife loves redecorating the house ten times more than she loves him, he decides to elope with Catherine. A very nice romantic comedy, not much seen and definitely underrated. By the way, if you're into 60s psychedelic parties and fashion, be sure to check this one out!


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