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Boys' Night Out1962

Boys' Night Out (1962)





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In this squeaky clean sex comedy (the sort that could only have been made in the early 1960s), Kathy (Kim Novak) is a sociology student preparing her doctoral thesis, "Adolescent Sexual Fantasies in the Adult Suburban Male." She poses as a call girl to gain perspective on the sexual attitudes and behaviors of contemporary men, and she is soon installed as a kept woman for four men, Fred (James Garner), George (Tony Randall), Doug (Howard Duff), and Howard (Howard Morris). Except for Fred, all the men are married and looking for some of that loose, swinging action they've been hearing about, which makes the situation a research gold mine for Kathy. But she quickly discovers that while the men can talk about sex, they're too inhibited to actually do anything about it; what they really want isn't a wild fling, but an understanding ear. Fred is the only one who makes any romantic overtures, and in time he asks for her hand in marriage. Janet Blair, Anne Jeffreys, and Patti Page plays the wives of the would-be white-collar lotharios, and Zsa Zsa Gabor plays their boss's girlfriend.

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Kim Novak
as Cathy
James Garner
as Fred Williams
Tony Randall
as George Drayton
Howard Duff
as Doug Jackson
Janet Blair
as Marge Drayton
Patti Page
as Joanne McIlleny
Jessie Royce Landis
as Ethel Williams
Oscar Homolka
as Dr. Prokosch
Howard Morris
as Howard McIlleny
Anne Jeffreys
as Toni Jackson
Zsa Zsa Gabor
as Moss' Girl Friend
Fred Clark
as Mr. Bohannon
Jim Backus
as Peter Bowers
Larry Keating
as Mr. Bingham
Ruth McDevitt
as Beulah Partridge
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Critic Reviews for Boys' Night Out

All Critics (3)

[It] sets out to be one sort of comedy and winds up being something quite different-not only less "naughty" but less funny.

October 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Pathetic comedy on the sexual mores of the American suburban male in the early 1960s.

September 20, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Sophisticated farce of 40+ years ago still fun.

May 11, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

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