Banning (1967)

102 mins | Melodrama | June 1967

Director:

Ron Winston

Producer:

Dick Berg

Cinematographer:

Loyal Griggs

Production Designers:

Alexander Golitzen, Henry Bumstead

Production Company:

Universal Pictures
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HISTORY

Banning was announced in a 22 Aug 1966 DV news item as an upcoming production starring Robert Wagner and James Farentino. Filming began shortly after, on 7 Sep 1966, as reported in that day’s DV. Several months later, a 25 Jan 1967 Var news brief stated that principal photography was “just completed.”
       Items in DV and Los Angeles Sentinel published between 16 Sep 1966 and 2 Feb 1967 named Martin Braddock, Brian Corcoran, Mary Lou McGinnis, and Chuck Farley as cast members. The 22 Sep 1966 LAT noted that Banning marked Canadian actress Susan Clark’s American motion picture debut. ... More Less

Banning was announced in a 22 Aug 1966 DV news item as an upcoming production starring Robert Wagner and James Farentino. Filming began shortly after, on 7 Sep 1966, as reported in that day’s DV. Several months later, a 25 Jan 1967 Var news brief stated that principal photography was “just completed.”
       Items in DV and Los Angeles Sentinel published between 16 Sep 1966 and 2 Feb 1967 named Martin Braddock, Brian Corcoran, Mary Lou McGinnis, and Chuck Farley as cast members. The 22 Sep 1966 LAT noted that Banning marked Canadian actress Susan Clark’s American motion picture debut. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
22 Aug 1966
p. 2.
Daily Variety
7 Sep 1966
p. 2.
Daily Variety
9 Sep 1966
p. 11.
Daily Variety
16 Sep 1966
p. 3.
Daily Variety
3 Oct 1966
p. 2.
Daily Variety
30 Jun 1967
p. 3, 6.
Los Angeles Sentinel
2 Feb 1967
Section B, p. 8.
Los Angeles Times
21 Sep 1966
Section C, p. 18.
Los Angeles Times
22 Sep 1966
Section C, p. 15.
Los Angeles Times
30 Sep 1967
p. 18.
New York Times
14 Dec 1967.
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Variety
21 Sep 1966
p. 20.
Variety
25 Jan 1967
p. 14.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Prod
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit prod mgr
Main titles
Main titles
SOURCES
SONGS
"The Eyes of Love," music and lyrics by Quincy Jones and Bob Russell, sung by Gil Bernal.
PERFORMER
DETAILS
Release Date:
June 1967
Premiere Information:
Nashville, Tennessee, opening: 30 June 1967
New York opening: 13 December 1967
Production Date:
began 7 September 1966
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures
Copyright Date:
2 September 1967
Copyright Number:
LP37875
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Techniscope
Duration(in mins):
102
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Although professional golfer Mike Banning has been inactive for over five years, he takes a job as assistant pro at the El Presidente Country Club to help pay the gambling debt of his old friend Doc Brewer. His presence immediately arouses the interest of two aggressive women--Angela Barr, a wealthy socialite, and Cynthia, the wife of top pro Jonathan Linus. Banning, however, finds himself attracted to social director Carol Lindquist, unaware that she is Linus's mistress and a widow with a young daughter. After Banning learns that Cynthia helps her father, J. Pallister Young, cheat at poker, he blackmails Young into staging a "calcutta," a special tournament with an enormous cash prize. The leading partners in the match are Banning and Richard Tyson (Young's nephew), who are opposing Young and caddy Chris Patton. Before the tournament, Patton's resentment of Banning's position in the club results in a fistfight, and Patton ends up with a broken wrist. He is replaced by Linus, who attempts to disqualify Banning by pointing out that he once tried to throw a match; Young, however, has learned from Cynthia that Linus had framed Banning, and so the calcutta takes place on schedule. Banning and Tyson win, and Banning leaves his share of the money to pay for Doc Brewer's debt; he then leaves the country club, hinting to Carol that he may send for her and the ... +


Although professional golfer Mike Banning has been inactive for over five years, he takes a job as assistant pro at the El Presidente Country Club to help pay the gambling debt of his old friend Doc Brewer. His presence immediately arouses the interest of two aggressive women--Angela Barr, a wealthy socialite, and Cynthia, the wife of top pro Jonathan Linus. Banning, however, finds himself attracted to social director Carol Lindquist, unaware that she is Linus's mistress and a widow with a young daughter. After Banning learns that Cynthia helps her father, J. Pallister Young, cheat at poker, he blackmails Young into staging a "calcutta," a special tournament with an enormous cash prize. The leading partners in the match are Banning and Richard Tyson (Young's nephew), who are opposing Young and caddy Chris Patton. Before the tournament, Patton's resentment of Banning's position in the club results in a fistfight, and Patton ends up with a broken wrist. He is replaced by Linus, who attempts to disqualify Banning by pointing out that he once tried to throw a match; Young, however, has learned from Cynthia that Linus had framed Banning, and so the calcutta takes place on schedule. Banning and Tyson win, and Banning leaves his share of the money to pay for Doc Brewer's debt; he then leaves the country club, hinting to Carol that he may send for her and the child. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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