Sunday in New York
Warner Archive Collection (series)
Fonda portrays a virginal miss who runs off from her fianc? to the swingin' pad of her brother and then into the arms of a guy she meets on the 5th Avenue bus - all the while trying to decide if she'll say "yes" before she says "I do."
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 8, 2011
- Originally Released: 1963
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Rod Taylor, Jane Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Robert Culp, Jim Backus & Jo Morrow|
|Directed by||Peter Tewksbury|
|Screenwriting by||Norman Krasna|
|Composition by||Peter Nero, Carroll Coates & Roland Everett|
|Director of Photography:||Leo Tover|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Before she became a great star and a two-time Academy Award winner, Jane Fonda was a screen ingenue who sent a string of bubbly romantic comedies soaring, including this charmer from the prolific pen of Norman Krasna (Bachelor Mother, The Devil and Miss Jones). Fonda portrays a virginal miss blessed with long limbs and a knockout profile who runs off from her fiance (Robert Culp) to the swingin' pad of her brother (Cliff Robertson) and then into the arms of a guy she meets on the 5th Avenue bus (Rod Taylor) - all the while trying to decide if she'll say "yes" before she says "I do." Filmed on location, Sunday in New York is a fun, sophisticated romp set to a hip Peter Nero score that features Mel Torme singing the title tune.
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.
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