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The April Fools

The April Fools(1969)

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Brief Synopsis

Newly-promoted if none too happily married Howard Brubaker leaves a rowdy Company party early with the stunning Catherine, whom it turns out is herself unhappily married - to the boss. They spend an innocent night in New York becoming more and more attracted to each other, so that when Catherine announces she intends to leave her husband and return to Paris Howard asks to go along too. In the cold light of morning problems and pressures from spouses crowd in.

Cast & Crew

Jack Lemmon Howard Brubaker
Catherine Deneuve Catherine Gunther
Peter Lawford Ted Gunther
Jack Weston Potter Shrader
Myrna Loy Grace Greenlaw
Charles Boyer Andre Greenlaw
Sally Kellerman Phyllis Brubaker
Melinda Dillon Leslie Hopkins
Kenneth Mars Don Hopkins
Janice Carroll Mimsy Shrader
David Doyle Walters

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  PG Premiere Info:  New York opening: 28 May 1969
Release Date:  1969 Production Date:  [Panavision]
none available
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  National General Pictures Corporation
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Jalem Productions, Inc., Cinema Center Films
Duration(mins):  95 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Simply Lovely

    Massimo Z 2015-05-11

    I saw this film several times in Rome in the space of a month in theatres in 1970. A magical, fun, simple love story. Catherine Deneuve is a masterpiece of... MORE>

  • It's here - finally on DVD!

    Mark Deimel 2014-01-29

    This fantastic, but sadly under-appreciated film is finally available in DVD form and the picture quality is great! Sadly no extras but at least we finally... MORE>

  • The April Fools (1969)

    Jack Learner 2013-09-16

    Every year's 4/1 reminds me of this film. The chance to have this on dvd is slim after all these years. My only wish now is -TCM showing this... MORE>