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Boeing Boeing

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Plot & Details

Marc Camoletti's popular stage farce Boeing Boeing is watered down and realigned into a Tony Curtis/Jerry Lewis vehicle. Curtis plays an American journalist living in Paris; Lewis is his goonish (but surprisingly restrained) buddy. Partial to stewardesses, Curtis manages to juggle the affections of three luscious flight attendants (Dany Saval, Christiane Schmidtmer, and Suzanna Leigh), whose schedules are such that their visits to Curtis' bachelor pad never overlap. Complications ensue when the Boeing company speeds up its air service, and when Lewis tries to muscle in on Curtis' "racket." The best lines go to Thelma Ritter as Curtis' disapproving housekeeper.


Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1965 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Jerry Lewis Nominated
1965 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Thelma Ritter Nominated

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