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Come Blow Your Horn

  • Comedy
  • Musical
  • 1963
  • Bud Yorkin
  • 111 mins
  • A

Summary

Comedy starring Frank Sinatra and Lee J Cobb. When Buddy Baker finally decides to leave his parents' home, he finds an enthusiastic welcome at his elder brother's bachelor apartment. Alan is delighted to initiate Buddy into his carefree way of life and even introduces him to one of his girlfriends. Soon, however, Alan begins to have second thoughts - young Buddy is becoming a bit too debonair.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

This movie is the first in a long line of playwright Neil Simon's Broadway comedy successes to be filmed, but it's not quite as funny on screen as it thinks it is. There's sterling work from Frank Sinatra as an unrepentant Jewish bachelor, but the problem lies in the over-acting of Lee J Cobb and the great Yiddish comedian Molly Picon as Sinatra's parents. It was Oscar-nominated for colour art direction, but all the dressing in Hollywood can't hide the lightweight, moralistic trifle that lies underneath. Tony Bill, better known as the Oscar-winning producer of The Sting, makes a competent debut as Sinatra's kid brother, and Ol' Blue Eyes himself sings the title song.

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Credits

Cast

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Alan BakerFrank Sinatra
Mr BakerLee J Cobb
Mrs BakerMolly Picon
ConnieBarbara Rush
PeggyJill St John
Buddy BakerTony Bill
Mr EckmanDan Blocker
Mrs EckmanPhyllis McGuire
BumDean Martin
SnowJoyce Nizzari
EuniceCarole Wells

Crew

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DirectorBud Yorkin

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount Film Service Ltd
Released on
1963-07-25
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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