Come Blow Your Horn (film)

Come Blow Your Horn is a 1963 American comedy film starring Frank Sinatra, directed by Bud Yorkin with a screenplay by Norman Lear, and based on the 1961 play of the same name by Neil Simon.

Come Blow Your Horn
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Directed byBud Yorkin
Produced byNorman Lear
Bud Yorkin
Screenplay byNorman Lear
Based onCome Blow Your Horn
by Neil Simon
StarringFrank Sinatra
Music byNelson Riddle
CinematographyWilliam H. Daniels
Edited byFrank P. Keller
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • June 5, 1963 (1963-06-05)
Running time
112 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$12.7 million[1]


Buddy Baker is bored living with his parents. He goes to the big-city apartment of older brother Alan, who works for their father's artificial-fruit company but never lets business interfere with a good time.

A confirmed bachelor, Alan is all too willing to teach his younger brother a few tricks, improve his wardrobe, even introduce him to Peggy, a girl with an apartment upstairs. Alan's steadiest companion is Connie, but even she's running out of patience with his lack of interest in settling down.

A jealous husband accuses Alan of running around with his wife and beats him up. Alan begins rethinking his life. He proposes marriage to Connie and then intervenes when he hears that his own parents are contemplating a divorce. Giving up his own ways for good, Alan even turns over his swinging bachelor pad to Buddy.


Norman Lear and Dean Martin both make cameo appearances in this film.


Box office performanceEdit

Come Blow Your Horn was the 15th highest-grossing film of 1963, grossing $12,705,882 in the United States,[1] earning $6 million in domestic rentals.[2]


The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction (Hal Pereira, Roland Anderson, Samuel M. Comer, James W. Payne).[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Box Office Information for Come Blow Your Horn. The Numbers. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  2. ^ "All-Time Top Grossers", Variety, January 8, 1964 p 69
  3. ^ Crowther, Bosley (June 7, 1963). "The Screen: 'Come Blow Your Horn':Sinatra Film Arrives at the Music Hall". The New York Times. Retrieved August 27, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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