Man's Favorite Sport?

Man's Favorite Sport?

DVD - 2002
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An ace fishing equipment salesman and renowned author on the subject can't stand the outdoors or fishing. A public relations representative for a major fishing tournament wants Rock to be the competition's star attraction. When he confesses he doesn't know the first thing about the sport, Prentiss and a con man attempt to give the expert a crash course on being a great outdoorsman.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2002], c1963.
ISBN: 9780783279039
0783279035
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.

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Derringer
Oct 25, 2018

From where I was sitting this "one-note-joke" definitely had a lot more going against it than it did have going for it.

Yes. I do fully realize that this "boy-meets-girl" comedy was an undeniable product of the early 1960s - But, all the same, as far as an "adult" oriented farce goes, its outright sexual naivety (on top of its lame attempts at cuteness) reduced it to the calibre of being a mediocre Disney production.

Containing way too many "you-got-the-wrong-idea" situations, this contrived comedy was more irritating than it was funny.

Not only that, but I found that the characters were played by actors (such as Rock Hudson and Paula Prentiss) who were about 10 years too old for their parts. And this made the whole story even less believable, in the long run.

Besides all of the above complaints, this picture (which contained some really irksome, half-wit banter) ran on for far too long at 122 minutes.

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mswrite
Nov 30, 2016

In his day, Rock Hudson was such a tall, dark and handsome hunk it was easy to overlook his gifts as an actor, particularly in the genre of comedy. Though most of his comedic battle-of-the-sexes pairings were with Doris Day (herself a wonderful comic performer), Hudson meets his match here in the beautiful and very funny Paula Prentiss.
Prentiss (who co-starred a few years later with husband Richard Benjamin in the delightful sitcom "He & She," a forerunner of sorts of the classic "Mary Tyler Moore" and "Bob Newhart" shows) has an endearingly quirky quality, and her ability to simultaneously charm and infuriate Rock without even trying is marvelous fun; it's a pity the two never again worked together.

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