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Man's Favorite Sport? (1963)

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Roger Willoughby (Rock Hudson) is a super salesman of sporting goods who sells fishing equipment but knows nothing about the sport. Roger's boss Cadwalader (John McGiver) gets an idea from publicity director Abigail (Paula Prentiss) to enter him in a fishing contest, and the inept angler has a series of comic consequences before he wins the contest with some help from a bear. When Roger admits that his winning the event was merely luck, he turns in the prize and loses his job. Roger eventually

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Comedy, Romance

John Fenton Murray, Steve McNeil

Jul 1, 2003

MCA Universal Home Video

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (5) | DVD (2)

Matters are helped along somewhat by an attractive and spirited cast, but not enough to keep the film consistently amusing.

May 13, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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In many ways the quintessential Hollywood auteur movie.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Man's Favorite Sport?, the film's theme song has it, is girls. It certainly is not originality or comedy.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Outdoorsman-columnist Rock Hudson suddenly finds he has to live up to his reputation in this 1964 Howard Hawks comedy that's funnier than it has any right to be.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Hawks delivers his usual heavy-handed direction, but the film's premise is too flimsy to spread over two hours. The script is marred by tired comic routines and slow pacing.

May 13, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Here Hawks moves a little slower, cribbing some of his own early jokes, but still dead funny.

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Limp screwball comedy from the usually reliable Howard Hawks.

November 7, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Inventive slapstick comedy and a fun movie.

August 13, 2005 Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television
Classic Film and Television

Cute Comedy

September 21, 2004
Tolucan Times

Overly long screwball comedy from director Hawks who sticks to a formula he used better in Bringing Up Baby.

March 30, 2004 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

Late in the day, overlong, but vastly enjoyable Hawks' comedt

September 24, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Here Hawks moves a little slower, cribbing some of his own early jokes, but still dead funny.

August 30, 2002
San Francisco Examiner

Audience Reviews for Man's Favorite Sport?

Paula is charming and goofy, Rock as adapt at comedy as always, a pleasant way to pass an hour and a half.
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