Sunday In New York

  • 1963
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

A fast, frantic, and sometimes funny sex comedy not unlike a thousand other sex comedies. Krasna's farce had been a fair success on Broadway and was perfect for the period. It's a lightweight piece with not much of a plot but plenty of amusing lines in the middle of familiar situations. Robertson is an airline pilot from upstate New York who lives in a...read more

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A fast, frantic, and sometimes funny sex comedy not unlike a thousand other sex comedies. Krasna's farce had been a fair success on Broadway and was perfect for the period. It's a lightweight piece with not much of a plot but plenty of amusing lines in the middle of familiar situations.

Robertson is an airline pilot from upstate New York who lives in a well-furnished Manhattan apartment. He has the weekend off and is looking forward to having some fun with his sweetheart, Morrow. Robertson's sister is Fonda, who has just had a tiff with her fiance, Culp, a wealthy yokel. He

wanted to sleep with her before they were married, but she was adamant about keeping pristine. Robertson tells her that she made the right move and that a man places a great deal of importance on his wife not having been deflowered. Robertson makes arrangements to see Morrow in another city, and

she goes there to meet him. When the airline calls to say that Robertson must now fly somewhere else, he can't locate Morrow to say he won't be there. Fonda explores Robertson's apartment, and, although he preaches purity, she finds some lingerie in his closet and realizes that he has one set of

rules for himself and another for her. She leaves the apartment, gets on a bus, and meets Taylor. Her attitude has changed and she thinks it's about time she stopped being a virgin, so she begins to work her wiles on Taylor. He sees how naive she really is and will not fall for her ploy,

frustrating her even more. The two spend this Sunday in New York and fall in love fast (they have to; the entire movie is only 105 minutes long). Rain hits the city and they are drenched. They rush to Robertson's apartment, don bathrobes, and dry off. Then Culp shows up, thinks that Taylor is

Robertson, and pleads with Fonda to come back, saying that he's now willing to wait. Robertson enters and is surprised to see the trio. Fonda introduces him as the co-pilot to her brother, who is, of course, not her brother at all, but a man she only met on a bus a few hours ago. The film ends as

Culp storms out, believing that Fonda has done the deed with another. Taylor and Fonda profess their love, and Robertson decides to marry Morrow. Peter Nero did the music and shows up in a cameo. He and Carroll Coates wrote the title tune, which turned out to be a hit with Mel Torme singing.

Robertson and Culp are not suited for comedy, but Taylor shows a fine flair for it.

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