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Looking for Love (film)

Looking for Love is a 1964 romantic musical-comedy film starring popular singer Connie Francis.[1]

Looking for Love
Looking for Love FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed byDon Weis
Produced byJoe Pasternak
Written byRuth Brooks Flippen
StarringConnie Francis
Music byGeorge Stoll
CinematographyMilton R. Krasner
Edited byAdrienne Fazan
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1964, original) Warner Bros. (2011, DVD)
Release date
  • August 5, 1964 (1964-08-05)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

PlotEdit

Francis plays Libby Caruso, who has spent a whole month trying to get into show business with her singing, yet hasn't succeeded. Libby then decides to retire and get a job where she can meet the right man and get married. She is interested in pursuing Paul Davis (Jim Hutton), whom she meets in the supermarket, but Paul is not interested.[2]

Libby later creates a clothes stand she calls the "Lady Valet". This product interests Paul who wants to promote it. Paul gets Libby on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson to push her products. When Libby mentions that she was formerly a singer, Carson asks her to sing. Libby's singing career takes off, and Paul then becomes interested in Libby. Libby then changes her mind and falls for a young grocer (Joby Baker). Paul then decides to pursue Libby's roommate, Jan (Susan Oliver).[1]

CastEdit

Much of the supporting cast is from Francis' first screen role, Where the Boys Are (1960). A few celebrity cameos also appear, including Johnny Carson, Danny Thomas, Paula Prentiss, George Hamilton and Yvette Mimieux.[1] This film was Johnny Carson's first film cameo.[3]

ProductionEdit

The film was Johnny Carson's movie debut.[4]

ReceptionEdit

Johnny Carson used to joke that Looking for Love was so bad it was transferred to flammable nitrate film stock.[5]

Francis was meant to make a follow-up movie, Pizza for Breakfast, but it was never filmed.[6]

DVDEdit

Looking for Love was released to DVD by Warner Home Video on September 12, 2011 via its Warner Archive DVD-on-demand service available through Amazon.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Looking for Love at AllMovie
  2. ^ "Plot summary for Looking for Love (1964)". IMDb. Retrieved 2008-05-05.
  3. ^ Leamer, Laurence. King of the Night. p. 181
  4. ^ TV Comics Thomas, Carson With MGM: Bergman, 'Visit' Visited; Ingrid's Wardrobe Insured Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 30 Sep 1963: D12.
  5. ^ Charity, Tom (December 12, 2008). "Review: 'Earth Stood Still,' movie falls apart". CNN.
  6. ^ Harmon Maps Film on School Dropouts: Celia Kaye Cast in 'Fluffy'; Shooting of Beatles Bedlam Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 28 Apr 1964: C11.

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