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
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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