The Perfect Furlough

1958

Comedy / Romance

127
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 816

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Cast

Elaine Stritch as Liz Baker
Janet Leigh as Rosie DeLeon
Keenan Wynn as Harvey Franklin
Tony Curtis as Steve McCluskey
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856.67 MB
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93 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ScarletPimpernel64 9 / 10 / 10

Cute Leigh/Curtis Teaming

This is a cute piece of fluff, with the sole purpose of entertainment. One poster said something about slapstick brawls in a pan, and there are none of those. Tony Curtis shines in the type role he shone so well in during the late 1950s, and Janet Leigh is the officer sent to keep an eye on him during his jaunt in Paris with Linda Cristal. And that's the beginning. There's a good amount of chuckles, and a fine supporting cast led by Elaine Stritch, King Donovan, and Keenan Wynn. No classic, nor is it intended to be. Just an fun, enjoyable film, and one that deserves a larger audience and a DVD release. Hopefully, TCM airs it in order to allow more of an audience to view it.

Reviewed by richard-1787 7 / 10 / 10

Pleasant if unmemorable

This isn't a perfect movie. It's unlikely to end up on anyone's ten best list in any category. But it's a perfectly enjoyable way to wile away 90 minutes. Briefly, it's the story of an oversexed serviceman, Curtis, who manages to win a three-week furlough in Paris with an Argentine bombshell-movie "actress". That's the first part of the movie, and it's pretty obvious. In the second half, Curtis' character falls in love with Janet Leigh's character, an army psychologist who has been sent to Paris to keep Curtis' character from having sex with the bombshell or otherwise embarrassing the American military while on furlough in Paris. There is actual chemistry between the two - not a surprise, as they evidently married after making this movie - and the scenes between the two of them are more than just slapstick by the book. The ending is obvious, but what you would expect from a 1950s romantic comedy. Unlike a lot of other American movies set in Paris in the 1950s, this one doesn't do much with the location. But that's fine. Not a great movie, certainly, but not a bad one.

Reviewed by bobsmith6040 7 / 10 / 10

Decent B-Movie

I'm a fan of Tony Curtis so obviously I am more inclined to like this movie than not. To be completely fair this movie is not his best effort and in fact it is probably one of the worst movies of this period of his acting career. That's not to say it's a bad movie because it is still a decent effort and a pretty good comedy with good performances and OK writing. It is also worth watching this movie because it is one of the films he co-starred in with his real life wife Janet Leigh. In fact Jamie Lee Curtis was born around the time of this movie so that's an interesting piece of trivia for film buffs I guess. All in all it's a pretty forgettable film and not one of the greats but if you can get your hands on a copy or catch it on TV it's definitely a decent way to get a few laughs and it's worth watching as a silly comedy that holds up pretty well after all these years.

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