The Perfect Furlough (Strictly for Pleasure) (1958) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Perfect Furlough (Strictly for Pleasure) (1958)





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In this frothy romantic comedy, a hard-working female Army shrink (Janet Leigh) devises the "perfect furlough" for battle weary men and convinces the brass to let her try it on selected men stationed at her base. According to her plan, selected men would be given three weeks, tailor made to fit their deepest desires. Her first test-case is a handsome ladies' man (Tony Curtis) who chooses to go to Paris with his favorite movie star. Naturally the psychologist chaperones. Romantic mayhem ensues and eventually the furloughed soldier and the shrink fall in love. The story is also titled Strictly for Pleasure.


Tony Curtis
as Cpl. Paul Hodges
Janet Leigh
as Lt. Vicki Loren
Linda Cristal
as Sandra Roca
Keenan Wynn
as Harvey Franklin
Elaine Stritch
as Liz Baker
Les Tremayne
as Col. Leland
King Donovan
as Maj. Collins
Troy Donahue
as Sgt. Nickles
Alvy Moore
as Pvt. Marvin Brewer
Lilyan Chauvin
as French nurse
Eugene Borden
as French doctor
Marcel Rousseau
as Magistrate
James Lanphier
as Assistant Hotel Manager
Manuel Paris
as Doorman
Phil Harvey
as Capt. Morgan
Hugh Lawrence
as Capt. Johnson
Vernon Rich
as Middle-Aged Man
Carleton Young
as Maj. Morrow
Sheila Keddy
as Mrs. Appleton
Peter Camlin
as Winemaker
Albert Carrier
as Hairdresser
Genevieve Aumont
as Pregnant woman
Karen Lee Scott
as French waitress
Gail Bonney
as Spinster
Frankie Darro
as Man in cast
Jack Chefe
as Maitre d'
Victor Romito
as Reporter
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Critic Reviews for The Perfect Furlough (Strictly for Pleasure)

All Critics (2)

A very small film, in other words, but it leaves one with one's confidence in Blake Edwards intact.

September 1, 2021 | Full Review…

Mildly naughty in spots if it's judged by ultra-prim standards, this is a fast and breezy comedy of the sort Hollywood used to produce with gratifying regularity in the 1930s.

November 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Perfect Furlough (Strictly for Pleasure)

Fluffy little comedy with appealing cast. It's all so much silliness but deftly done.

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