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Perfect Furlough, The (Universal 1958, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh)

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Psychologist Janet Leigh comes up with the morale-boosting idea of creating custom-design furloughs for 300 soldiers. Playboy Tony Curtis dreams up a trip to Paris with a starlet. Leigh comes along and winds up with the soldier boy. Curtis and Leigh were married at the time.

During a preview showing of The Perfect Furlough in Westwood, California, a publicist for the film claimed that he counted 287 laughs from the college audience who attended the screening.

production details
USA | Universal | 93 minutes | 1958

Director: Blake Edwards
Producer: Robert Arthur
Cinematography: Philip Lathrop
Editor: Milton Carruth
Music: Frank Skinner
Script: Stanley Shapiro
Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen

cast
Tony Curtis as Cpl. Paul Hodges
King Donovan as Maj. Collins
Keenan Wynn as Harvey Franklin
Janet Leigh as Lt. Vicki Loren
Jay Novello as Rene Valentin
Les Tremayne as Col. Leland
Troy Donahue as Sgt. Nickles
Alvy Moore as Pvt. Marvin Brewer
Linda Cristal as Sandra Roca
Elaine Stritch as Liz Baker
Marcel Dalio as Henri Valentin
Gordon Jones as MP “Sylvia”

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