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A Very Special Favor (1965)

A rich man asks a womanizing playboy to marry his daughter and make a grandson for him.


Michael Gordon


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Complete credited cast:
Rock Hudson ... Paul Chadwick
Leslie Caron ... Dr. Lauren Boullard
Charles Boyer ... Michel Boullard
Walter Slezak ... Etienne, Restaurant Proprietor
Dick Shawn ... Arnold Plum
Larry Storch ... Harry the Taxi Driver
Nita Talbot ... Mickey the Switchboard Operator
Norma Varden ... Mother Plum
George Furth ... Pete
Marcel Hillaire ... Claude - French Barrister
Jay Novello ... Rene, French Barrister
Stafford Repp ... Bartender
Danica D'Hondt Danica D'Hondt ... Jacqueline
Frank De Vol ... Desk Clerk (as Frank DeVol)
John Harding John Harding ... Dr. Lambert


A rich man asks a womanizing playboy to marry his daughter and make a grandson for him.

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The Howling HOT-LINE Riot...About a Single Swinger Who Led a Delirious Double Life!


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Release Date:

14 August 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Appartement für drei See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The bed sheet that Leslie Caron "wears" in one scene cost over $2,000 since it had to be dyed, tailored and fitted for the actress. See more »


Michel Boullard: Mr Chadwick, many years ago in my youth, wanting to taste all of life's pleasures, I did a very foolhardy thing... I bit into a marriage licence
Paul Chadwick: A lot of good men have choked on that
Michel Boullard: [having coffee poured into his cup] Thank you. She was an American. Oh, it was an ideal marriage - until we left the wedding chapel
Paul Chadwick: That's as much happiness as any man has the right to expect
Michel Boullard: It was raining. Her gown got wet. And somehow she made me feel that I had failed in my first act as a husband; I had ...
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Please Put This On Video
14 August 2005 | by beebertieSee all my reviews

This is a flick that will definitely not leave a bad taste in your mouth. There are lots and lots of slapstick laughter. The casting is perfect: Rock Hudson, Leslie Caron, Charles Boyer, Walter Slezak & Dick Shawn among others that are all long gone. What makes me so upset is it is the only Rock Hudson Romantic Comedy that hasn't been put on video. Posters & movie stills are floating around for people to purchase, but the video is positively not available. If all of this memorabilia is available, then why not the video? Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back, Send Me No Flowers & Man's Favorite Sport have all been made available. These are often shown on television too. This hysterical romantic comedy has only been at the theaters and shown only on television just ONE time. It is a feel good story that will most certainly warm everyone's hearts. We need more happiness today to be able to feel good. It will most assuredly make you split your sides laughing to the point of tears. I have been looking for the video forever. Fortunely I was able to find the book; which is the next best thing to being able to see the movie. So the book will have to do until they decide to come out with the video.

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