The Right Approach (1961)

92 mins | Drama | 1961

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dec
MUSIC
DANCE
Choreog
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Live Wire by Garson Kanin (New York, 17 Aug 1950).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"The Right Approach," music and lyrics by Marilyn Keith, Alan Bergman and Lew Spence
"When You Least Expect It," music and lyrics by Sammy Stept
"Lady Love Me," music and lyrics by Kirby Stone, sung by The Kirby Stone Four and Frankie Vaughan.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1961
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 17 May 1961
Copyright Claimant:
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
19 April 1961
Copyright Number:
LP19492
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Black and White
Widescreen/ratio
CinemaScope
Duration(in mins):
92
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
19806
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Five young ex-army friends have turned an abandoned Pasadena restaurant, the Hut, into a sort of barracks apartment. The happy routine of their lives is suddenly disrupted when they take in a new member--Leo Mack, an unscrupulous would-be actor whose brother, Mitch, is one of the residents. Before long Leo not only has conned the young men out of money and clothing but has also made a secret deal with young Ursula Poe, a money-hungry carhop who hopes to marry one of the bachelors, Horace Tobey, whose mother is a millionaire. Though Leo expects to get a share of the profits if he helps Ursula catch her man, he is not above having an affair with the girl himself. He then takes up with Life magazine staffer Anne Perry and induces her to do a story on the Hut. Leo naturally receives most of the coverage (including a cover picture) and attracts an important agent and bids from the movie studios. Then, at a press party, his world collapses when Anne denounces him as a cad and Ursula, pregnant, threatens to expose him unless he marries her. Furthermore, the bachelors throw him out of the Hut and refuse to have anything more to do with him. Though Leo is on the threshold of fame, he has paid a high ... +


Five young ex-army friends have turned an abandoned Pasadena restaurant, the Hut, into a sort of barracks apartment. The happy routine of their lives is suddenly disrupted when they take in a new member--Leo Mack, an unscrupulous would-be actor whose brother, Mitch, is one of the residents. Before long Leo not only has conned the young men out of money and clothing but has also made a secret deal with young Ursula Poe, a money-hungry carhop who hopes to marry one of the bachelors, Horace Tobey, whose mother is a millionaire. Though Leo expects to get a share of the profits if he helps Ursula catch her man, he is not above having an affair with the girl himself. He then takes up with Life magazine staffer Anne Perry and induces her to do a story on the Hut. Leo naturally receives most of the coverage (including a cover picture) and attracts an important agent and bids from the movie studios. Then, at a press party, his world collapses when Anne denounces him as a cad and Ursula, pregnant, threatens to expose him unless he marries her. Furthermore, the bachelors throw him out of the Hut and refuse to have anything more to do with him. Though Leo is on the threshold of fame, he has paid a high price. +

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

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