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The Pleasure of His Company (1961)

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115 min | Comedy

San Francisco debutante, Jessica Poole, is marrying Napa Valley cattle rancher, Roger Henderson, and hopes her peripatetic father, "Pogo" Poole, whom she hasn't seen for years, comes to the wedding. He arrives, disrupting the household of ...See moreSan Francisco debutante, Jessica Poole, is marrying Napa Valley cattle rancher, Roger Henderson, and hopes her peripatetic father, "Pogo" Poole, whom she hasn't seen for years, comes to the wedding. He arrives, disrupting the household of his ex-wife, Katharine, and her long-suffering husband, and befriending their cook, Toy. At first it seems that Pogo is set on breaking up the engagement, making up for years of neglect by wining and dining Jessica, showing up Roger as a hick, and enticing her to come to Europe with him. Then it seems his real goal is to win back Katharine's heart: why else would he have two tickets to Paris booked on a plane leaving right after the reception? Written by See less
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Cornelia Otis Skinner (play) | Samuel A. Taylor (play) (screenplay)
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Jun 1, 1961 (United States)

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Fred Astaire
Biddeford 'Pogo' Poole Biddeford 'Pogo' Poole   See fewer
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Debbie Reynolds
Jessica Poole Jessica Poole   See fewer
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Lilli Palmer
Katharine Dougherty Katharine Dougherty   See fewer
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Tab Hunter
Roger Henderson Roger Henderson   See fewer
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Gary Merrill
James Dougherty James Dougherty   See fewer
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Charles Ruggles
Mackenzie Savage Mackenzie Savage   See fewer
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Elvia Allman
Mrs. Mooney Mrs. Mooney   See fewer
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Lynne Martin
Young Woman Young Woman   See fewer
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Eleanor Audley
Mrs. Thompson (uncredited) Mrs. Thompson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alex Ball
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Herman Belmonte
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Jack Cardini
Jack Cardini (uncredited) Jack Cardini (uncredited)   See fewer
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Florine Carlan
Young Woman (uncredited) Young Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Colby
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Oliver Cross
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Lucille Curtis
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James Gonzalez
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Jim Hagimori
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Stuart Hall
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Edith Head
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Whitey Hughes
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Helen Eliot Joyner
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Robert Kenaston
Walter (uncredited) Walter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Francis Patrick Moran
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Tony Regan
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Jeffrey Sayre
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Michael Shaw
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Yuki Shimoda
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Bert Stevens
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Marion Thompson
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6.8 / 10 | 635 votes