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The Boys (1974)

Harry Rufkin and Eddie Ryan, a television comedy writing team, live radically different lives away from the office. Harry is a swinging bachelor who chases women all of his free time, while... See full summary »

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Bill Persky
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Tim Conway ... Eddie Ryan
Herb Edelman ... Harry Rufkin
Gwynne Gilford ... Alice Ryan
Phyllis Davis ... Vicki
Richard Stahl Richard Stahl ... Dr. Ferguson
Esther Sutherland Esther Sutherland ... Cassie Ryan
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Harry Rufkin and Eddie Ryan, a television comedy writing team, live radically different lives away from the office. Harry is a swinging bachelor who chases women all of his free time, while divorced and remarried Eddie must contend with both his current spouse and his ill-tempered ex-wife. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1974 (USA) See more »

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Concept H Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Not as bad as many failed pilot episodes.
4 June 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Boys" is a pilot for a series that was never picked up. If you want to see it, it's currently posted on YouTube.

The boys in the title are Eddie (Tim Conway) and Harry (Herb Edelman)...two friends and comedy writers who are partners. Harry is a 'swinging bachelor'...in other words, he's a sexist pig who loves chasing women. Eddie is divorced and is getting married in this pilot episode.

The show has some funny moments...most of which are supplied by Conway. Considering the show was written by the very successful duo of Persky and Danoff, I am not surprised it had its moments. As to whether or not this should have been given the green light to go ahead as a series, who knows. The network execs didn't like it and Conway had a history of failed TV projects in the late 60s and into the 70s. Regardless, it's not a bad show and is watchable...even though the laugh track was hellishly bad and overdone.


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