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Tonight for Sure is a 1962 Western softcore comedy film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It was written by Coppola and Jerry Shaffer. Jack Hill was the Director of Photography. The music was composed by Carmine Coppola. It is a film set in August 1961 on the Sunset Strip starring Karl Schanzer and Don Kenney and featuring Electra, Exotica, Laura Cornell, Karla Lee, and Sue Martin.

Tonight for Sure
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Directed byFrancis Coppola
Produced byFrancis Coppola
Written by
  • Francis Coppola
  • Jerry Shaffer
  • Don Kenney
  • Karl Schanzer
Music byCarmine Coppola
CinematographyJack Hill
Edited byRonald Waller
Searchlight Productions
Distributed byPremier Pictures
Release date
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film features footage from The Peeper (a short sexploitation film of Coppola's), and an unfinished Western set in a nudist colony.



On the Sunset Strip, two unlikely men rendezvous: Samuel Hill, an unkempt desert miner, and Benjamin Jabowski, a John Birch Society dandy from the city. Intent on some sort of mayhem, they enter the Herald Club before the burlesque show starts, and they wire something to the electrical box, set to blow at midnight. They sit at the back of the club to get to know each other. As they drink and glance at the stage, Sam tells of a partner driven mad by visions of naked women in the sagebrush; Ben tells a tale of trying to rid his neighborhood of a pin-up studio. As they get drunker and the clock ticks toward midnight, they pull their chairs closer to the women on stage.

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