boys' night out

year: 1962

genre: comedy

the cast: Kim Novak (Cathy); James Garner (Fred Williams); Tony Randall (George Drayton); Howard Duff (Doug Jackson); Howard Morris (Howard McIllenny)

the plot: Fred, George, Doug and Howie are the boys. Their night out is sitting in their favorite bar every Thursday, deciding whether to go bowling or not until it's time to catch the 11:35 train. George loves to talk but his wife won’t let him get a word in edgewise. Doug loves to fix things, but his wife hires repairmen to keep up appearances. Howie’s wife is on a diet, which means he is, too. And then there’s Fred. He lives with his mother – who wants grandchildren. One evening the decision is made (much to Fred's dismay) to split a “love nest” in the city and Fred is volunteered by the others to be the one responsible for finding the right place (and girl). After he signs the lease and while waiting for the boys to show up, Fred has "ti many martoonis" and mistakenly believes that Cathy has come about the ad for the "companion" and not for the apartment. Cathy agrees to the deal because she is a post-grad sociology student and wants to use the boys in her studies.

listen for: "Isn't it amazing how much post graduate work goes on in this town?"

don’t miss: Cathy giving each of the guys what they really need: a listening ear, a broken record player, a gourmet meal, and love. (Awww.)

also listen for: “Wednesday was there Wednesday, Thursday was there last Sunday, yet you remember last Sunday's Thursday better than yesterday's Wednesday. Interesting, no?”

also listen for: "If there's one thing I hate it's guys who chippen out when the chicks are down."

check out: James Garner, Little League coach.


Erika said...

Wow. I'm impressed with how many movies I've seen that I didn't realize I'd seen. :)

Laney said...

This was on Monday. If I hadn't been so busy, I probably would've watched the whole thing. I watched about 30 mins of it. Did you Kim Novak produced it?

Millie Motts said...

Too funny! I DID watch it - just stumbled on it. It was actually better than I remembered.

I didn't know she produced it. Neat!