The Right Approach
|The Right Approach|
|Directed by||David Butler|
|Screenplay by||Fay Kanin|
|Based on||The Live Wire|
by Garson Kanin
|Produced by||Oscar Brodney|
|Starring||Frankie Vaughan |
|Edited by||Tom McAdoo|
|Music by||Dominic Frontiere|
20th Century Fox
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|May 17, 1961|
It was known as The Live Wire.
Army buddies return home to Pasadena, California, and convert a restaurant known as The Hut into a five-man bachelor pad.
One of them has a brother, Leo Mack (Frankie Vaughan), who will stop at nothing in his desire to succeed as an actor. Leo cons the guys out of clothes and money. He also conspires with a carhop, Ursula (Juliet Prowse), who hopes to seduce one of the roommates. The young man happens to be from a wealthy family, so Ursula and Leo intend to split whatever they can get.
A magazine writer, Anne Perry (Martha Hyer), is romanced by Leo and persuaded to do an article about The Hut, which is mainly about him. Leo gets an agent and Hollywood offers, and seems on top of the world until a scorned Anne exposes him publicly for the cad he is, as does Ursula, who is pregnant with his child.
- Frankie Vaughan as Leo Mack
- Martha Hyer as Anne Perry
- Juliet Prowse as Ursula Poe
- Gary Crosby as Rip Hullet
- David McLean as Bill Sukolovic
- Jesse White as Brian Freer
- Jane Withers as Liz Fargo-Life Magazine Photographer
- Rachel Stephens as Helen
- Steve Harris as Mitch Mack
- Paul von Schreiber as Granny
- Robert Casper as Horace Wetheridge Tobey III
The film was based on Garson Kanin's play The Live Wire which debuted on Broadway in August 1950.
The title was changed to No Right to Love.
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