“Boeing Boeing” is a 1965 American-French comedy film directed by John Rich and based on the 1960 play of the same name by Marc Camoletti. The film follows the story of a bachelor named Bernard who is juggling three flight attendant girlfriends from different countries, each unaware of the other's existence. However, Bernard's life becomes complicated when all three of his girlfriends arrive in Paris on the same day due to a change in their flight schedules.
The film stars Tony Curtis as Bernard, with Jerry Lewis as his friend and reluctant accomplice in the scheme. The three flight attendant girlfriends are played by Dany Saval, Thelma Ritter, and Suzanna Leigh.
“Boeing Boeing” was a box office success and received positive reviews for its comedic performances and witty script. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. The play on which the film is based has been adapted into several other languages and has been staged in numerous countries.
|Directed by||John Rich|
|Produced by||Hal B. Wallis|
|Screenplay by||Edward Anhalt|
|Based on||Boeing-Boeing play
by Marc Camoletti
|Music by||Neal Hefti|
|Edited by||Warren Low
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release date||December 22, 1965|
|Running time||102 minutes|
|Box office||$3 million (est. US/ Canada rentals)
1,128,519 admissions (France)