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The Right Approach (1961)

Approved | | Drama, Music | 6 July 1962 (Finland)
The story of five fun-loving young bachelors who live together in a converted nightclub in the Hollywood Hills. Newcomer Leo Mack is a young Hollywood hopeful who stirs up trouble when he ... See full summary »

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

Fay Kanin (screenplay), Michael Kanin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Frankie Vaughan ... Leo Mack
Martha Hyer ... Anne Perry
Juliet Prowse ... Ursula Poe
Gary Crosby ... Rip Hulett
David McLean ... Bill Sikulovic
Jesse White ... Brian Freer
Jane Withers ... Liz Fargo-Life Magazine Photographer
Rachel Stephens Rachel Stephens ... Helen
Steve Harris Steve Harris ... Mitch Mack
Paul von Schreiber Paul von Schreiber ... Granny
Robert Casper ... Horace Wetheridge Tobey III
The Kirby Stone Four ... Nightclub Band
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The story of five fun-loving young bachelors who live together in a converted nightclub in the Hollywood Hills. Newcomer Leo Mack is a young Hollywood hopeful who stirs up trouble when he arrives, using his brother and their roommates and anyone else he can as stepping stones in his climb for fame and fortune as a singing and acting star. Written by alfiehitchie

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"I'll slap a paternity suit on you so fast you'll spin up and down like a yo-yo!" (original print ad) See more »

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Drama | Music

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 1962 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

El canalla See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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In-joke: During drive-in restaurant scene, the character played by Frankie Vaughan reads a Hollywood trade paper with ad on back cover for Marilyn Monroe picture Let's Make Love (1960)--Vaughan's previous movie for same studio. See more »

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When You Least Expect It
Written by Sam H. Stept (as Sammy Stept)
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The Rise and Fall of a Hollywood schnook
25 September 2003 | by efitnessSee all my reviews

The late Frankie Vaughn (Let's Make Love) plays a ruthless young Hollywood hopeful who uses his friends (and anyone else handy) as stepping stones on his way to fame as a singing star.

After moving into the communal bachelor pad shared by his brother and three other struggling talents, Vaughn wastes no time in moving in on the girlfriend of one of the guys (Juliet Prowse as a hard-edged hash slinger) only to throw her over for a journalist he hopes will help his career (Martha Hyer).

What makes this film so fun is how transparently sneaky old Vaughn is. He is like a cartoon villain; complete with shifty eves, cheshire cat grin, and light-switch mood swings. All he's missing is a mustache to twirl.

The cliches fly, some bad songs are sung and we get to see Prowse dance a little bit. Mostly we get to see Vaughn be really mean to people, and he makes a delightful bad guy.


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