A Very Special Favor

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A Very Special Favor stars Rock Hudson as a notorious romeo and Leslie Caron as a prudish psychiatrist. At the urging of Caron's lawyer father Charles Boyer, Hudson begins a seduction campaign. Caron resents this intrusion in her private affairs and builds up a wall of resistance against the ardent Mr. Hudson. Still, the film ends with Hudson and Caron happily married, with plenty of children underfoot and another one on the way. Roundly panned for its alleged smarminess in 1965, A Very Special Favor is offensive today not for its sex talk but for its "pregnant, barefoot, in-the-kitchen" mentality.

Cast

Rock Hudson
as Paul Chadwick
Leslie Caron
as Dr. Lauren Boullard
Charles Boyer
as Michel Boullard
Dick Shawn
as Arnold Plum
Norma Varden
as Mother Plum
Stafford Repp
as Bartender
Jesslyn Fax
as Miss Feeny
Frank de Vol
as Desk Clerk
Don Beddoe
as Mr. Ruthledge
Allen Joseph
as Man at Group Therapy
Helen Brown
as Mrs. Ruthledge
Frank Kreig
as Man with Cigar
Jimmy Hayes
as Ambulance Attendant
Patricia Winters
as Seducing Woman
Barry O'Hara
as Man at Airport
Danica D'Hondt
as Jacqueline
John Harding
as Dr. Lambert
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  • The basic plot is nasty enough, but the dialogue is even nastier. As usual, all this escapes censorship under false pretences, not the least of which is that A Very Special Favor is funny.

    Jul 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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