Sunday in New York

Sunday in New York

5.0 3
Director: Peter Tewksbury

Cast: Peter Tewksbury, Rod Taylor, Jane Fonda, Cliff Robertson

     
 

Playwright Norman Krasna adapted his hit Broadway sex farce for the screen under the direction of Peter Tewksbury. Adam Tyler (Cliff Robertson) is an airline pilot who rents a pricey Manhattan apartment and has the weekend off. His prim sister Eileen (Jane Fonda), shows up to visit, complaining that her fiancée Russ (Robert Culp), is pressuring her to have premarital… See more details below

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Playwright Norman Krasna adapted his hit Broadway sex farce for the screen under the direction of Peter Tewksbury. Adam Tyler (Cliff Robertson) is an airline pilot who rents a pricey Manhattan apartment and has the weekend off. His prim sister Eileen (Jane Fonda), shows up to visit, complaining that her fiancée Russ (Robert Culp), is pressuring her to have premarital sex, threatening to break up their engagement if she doesn't comply. Adam tells his sister that she is right to resist, that men want to marry women who are virgins, then he leaves with plans to meet his lover, Mona Harris (Jo Morrow), in another city. Left alone, Eileen finds women's lingerie in her brother's closet and realizes that he has a double standard. She leaves, upset. While on a bus, she meets a man named Mike (Rod Taylor). They spend the day sightseeing, fall in love, and return to the apartment after a rainstorm drenches their clothes. Russ and Adam later arrive at the apartment at different intervals. Russ mistakenly believes that Eileen has cheated on him, so he storms out, leaving Eileen with her new love and Adam with plans to marry Jo. Jim Backus has a minor role as a flight dispatcher. Musician Peter Nero, who scored the film, appears in a cameo. ~ Michael Betzold

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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Sunday in New York is a rather routine early '60s sex comedy, albeit one that's a bit more frank than others of the period. Norman Krasna's screenplay deals quite openly with the issue of sex among singles: the double standard with the issue where men and women are concerned and the pressures that a young woman faced at the time. The openness is refreshing, even if many of the ideas are dated. Had Krasna provided sharper and funnier dialogue, Sunday might have ended up as a rather superior example of the genre, but here the writer lets the viewer down. Yes, there are amusing moments, but they tend to generate chuckles rather than real laughs. Peter Tewksbury's direction doesn't help; it's genial and professional, when what is needed is real imagination to kick things into high gear. This becomes especially clear in the last third of the screenplay, when the machinations that are part and parcel of the genre have set up a mistaken identity plot that should be much more amusing than it is. Don't blame the cast, for they give it their all. Rod Taylor is a bit stiff in places but fine, and Jane Fonda is quite good throughout. Cliff Robertson does very well, and in what could be described as the "Gig Young" role, Robert Culp boosts the energy level considerably. None of this -- nor Peter Nero's cool, jazzy score -- raises Sunday above the ordinary, but it does make it an enjoyable piece of fluff.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2011
UPC:
0883316288849
Original Release:
1963
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:45:00
Sales rank:
1,576

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rod Taylor Mike Mitchell
Jane Fonda Eileen Tyler
Cliff Robertson Adam Tyler
Robert Culp Russ Wilson
Jim Backus Flight Dispatcher
Jo Morrow Mona Harris
Peter Nero Himself

Technical Credits
Peter Tewksbury Director
Robert Armbruster Musical Direction/Supervision
Edward C. Carfagno Art Director
Carroll Coates Songwriter
George W. Davis Art Director
Roland Everett Songwriter
Everett Freeman Producer
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Norman Krasna Screenwriter
George R. Nelson Set Decoration/Design
Peter Nero Score Composer,Songwriter
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Franz Steininger Editor
Frederic Steinkamp Editor
Leo Tover Cinematographer
John Truwe Makeup
William J. Tuttle Makeup

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