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Man's Favorite Sport (29-Jan-1964)

Director: Howard Hawks

Writers: John Fenton Murray; Steve McNeil

From short story: The Girl Who Almost Got Away by Pat Frank

Music: Henry Mancini

Producer: Howard Hawks

Keywords: Romantic Comedy, Fishing

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Norman Alden
13-Sep-1924 27-Jul-2012 Character actor
Rock Hudson
17-Nov-1925 2-Oct-1985 Ice Station Zebra
Roscoe Karns
7-Sep-1891 6-Feb-1970 It Happened One Night
Forrest Lewis
5-Nov-1899 2-Jun-1977 Character actor
John McGiver
5-Nov-1913 9-Sep-1975 Midnight Cowboy
Paula Prentiss
4-Mar-1938   What's New, Pussycat?
Regis Toomey
13-Aug-1898 12-Oct-1991 Burke's Law
James Westerfield
22-Mar-1913 20-Sep-1971 On the Waterfront


Rock Hudson   ...   Roger Willoughby
Paula Prentiss   ...   Abigail Page
Maria Perschy   ...   Isolde "Easy" Mueller
John McGiver   ...   William Cadwalader
Charlene Holt   ...   Tex Connors
Roscoe Karns   ...   Maj. Phipps
James Westerfield   ...   Policeman
Norman Alden   ...   John Screaming Eagle
Forrest Lewis   ...   Skaggs
Regis Toomey   ...   Bagley
Tyler McVey   ...   Bush
Kathie Browne   ...   Marcia


Review by anonymous (posted on 16-Nov-2006)

Saw this delightful film on the big screen as an impressionable 14 year old when it came out in 1964. Fell in love with it (especially the whackey Paula!) and saved my pocket money for a second viewing the same week! I recall going into a kind of dream state, thinking of the lovely Paula and not speaking to my little school mates for weeks! Never seen the film again as it is almost never on TV., and not on video so far as I'm aware. I guess it was a commercial flop, but I'd love to see it again (pure nostalgia). Ever since this film, I've been a sucker for romantic comedy, and I wonder why this delightful mad cap actress didn't get more rolls in comedy. Rock Hudson was also great as the long suffering foil of Paula's crazy schemes, (lucky man!)

Review by B Akkersdijk (posted on 29-Jun-2007)

By accident I stumbled on this site and on my youth favorite actress Paula. She is 76 years old now as I am 63, but I will never forget this movie because of her and the very funny boyish but also very femine way that she acted in it. I was about 20 when I saw the movie and it made such an impect as my anonimous co-writer already described. Later on she appeared together with husband Richard in a sitcom on tv and the magic was stil there. Paula, many thanks for those lucky moments in my life. By the way, I used the remark by Rock almost at the end of he movie many times in my life: "That's an owl!"

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