Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, and Linda Cristal in The Perfect Furlough (1958)

The Perfect Furlough (1958)

1h 33min. // To pacify 104 sex-starved male soldiers building an Arctic radar base, Army psychologist Vicki Loren suggests choosing one by lot to have a “perfect furlough” as selected by the men: three weeks in Paris with their favorite pin-up queen, Sandra Roca. Since “winner” Paul Hodges is a tireless Don Juan, and this is a fifties comedy, Vicki is ordered to keep Paul and Sandra out of bed. But who will guard the guardian?


Directed by: Blake Edwards

Writing Credits: Stanley Shapiro (screenplay)

Starring: Tony Curtis (as Cpl. Paul Hodges), Janet Leigh (as Lt. Vicki Loren), Keenan Wynn (as Harvey Franklin), Linda Cristal (as Sandra Roca – the Argentine Bombshell) and Elaine Stritch (as Liz Baker)


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WON. Golden Globes, USA 1959. Most Promising Newcomer – Female. Linda Cristal.

NOMINATED. Golden Globes, USA 1959. Best Motion Picture – Comedy.

NOMINATED. Laurel Awards 1959. Top Comedy.


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