Man's Favorite Sport?

Man's Favorite Sport?

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Director: Howard Hawks

Cast: Howard Hawks, Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy

     
 

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One of director Howard Hawks' late-career efforts comes to DVD in a sharp, economical package. Universal's disc boasts the film's original aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and transfers the original print's mono sound to 2.0 Dolby Digital presentation. Though short on features, the disc does provide the original Man's Favorite Sport trailer, as well as subtitles andSee more details below

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One of director Howard Hawks' late-career efforts comes to DVD in a sharp, economical package. Universal's disc boasts the film's original aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and transfers the original print's mono sound to 2.0 Dolby Digital presentation. Though short on features, the disc does provide the original Man's Favorite Sport trailer, as well as subtitles and closed-captioning.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Director Howard Hawks gave Hollywood some of its most memorable comedies (and dramas, for that matter), but by 1963 his best days were behind him. Still, Man's Favorite Sport? has some flashes of the dependable old Hawks, and the basic theme -- strong willed woman hunts down reluctant man -- is a familiar one that worked well for him before (as in Bringing Up Baby, for example). There's some good physical comedy and a few funny lines, although the movie goes on too long and lacks the snappy pace we expect of the director. Rock Hudson is appealing in the kind of light comedy role at which he excelled; it's not an outstanding performance, but it's smooth and professional. Paula Prentiss, on the other hand, is exceptional, never falling into the trap of playing scenes like other Hawks women (Hepburn, Russell), even when it would seem inevitable. She plays the physical comedy with assurance and expert timing, and creates a character that is winsome and lovable in spite of her over aggressiveness; the audience realizes the character can't help being the way she is and so forgives her the occasional excess. When she interrupts Hudson in mid-sentence, it's because she can't help herself, and Prentiss makes that flaw almost commendable. A decent film, Sport as a whole is no one's favorite -- but Prentiss is hard to resist.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/2003
UPC:
0025192264429
Original Release:
1963
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
2:01:00
Sales rank:
6,826

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rock Hudson Roger Willoughby
Paula Prentiss Abigail Page
Maria Perschy Isolde "Easy" Mueller
John McGiver William Cadwalader
Charlene Holt Tex Connors
Roscoe Karns Maj. Phipps
James Westerfield Policeman
Norman Alden John Screaming Eagle
Forrest Lewis Skaggs
Regis Toomey Bagley
Tyler McVey Customer Bush
Kathie Browne Marcia
Don Allen Tom
Jim Bannon Forest Ranger
Paul Bryar Policeman
Chuck Courtney Actor
Paul Langton Mr. Stern
Ollie O'Toole Waiter
Margaret Sheridan Cadwalader's Secretary
Joan Tewkesbury Actor
Edmund Williams Desk Clerk
John Zaremba Actor
Betty Hanna Women in Elevator
Holger Bendixen Fisherman
Lincoln Demyan Scoutmaster
Med Flory Tucker
Tom Allen Actor
Christopher White Boy Scout

Technical Credits
Howard Hawks Director,Producer
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Stuart Gilmore Editor
Russell Harlan Cinematographer
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Joe Lapis Sound/Sound Designer
Tambi Larsen Art Director
Henry Mancini Score Composer
John Fenton Murray Screenwriter
Terence Nelson Production Manager
Robert Priestley Set Decoration/Design
Waldon O. Watson Sound/Sound Designer
Bud Westmore Makeup

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [2:05]
2. Roger and Abigail [5:39]
3. Abercrombie and Fitch [4:37]
4. A Contestant [9:21]
5. Roger's Inexperience [6:12]
6. At the Lake [13:23]
7. Goin' Fishin' [14:51]
8. Plaster Casting [7:10]
9. Slumber Party [10:11]
10. Sleeping Bag Blues [6:17]
11. The Fishing Tournament [6:59]
12. The Zipper [3:36]
13. The Tournament - Day 2 [7:53]
14. The Tournament - Day 3 [3:02]
15. The Trophy [5:41]
16. Where's Abigail? [7:33]
17. Good Publicity [3:56]
18. Roger Gets the Girl [1:27]

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