Tonight for Sure!


1h 9m 1962

Brief Synopsis

On the Las Vegas strip, two unlikely men rendezvous: Samuel Hill, an ill-kempt desert miner, and Benjamin Jabowski, a John Birch Society dandy from the city. Intent on some sort of mayhem, they enter the Herald Club before the burlesque show starts, and they wire something to the electrical box, set to blow at midnight. They sit at the back of the club to get to know each other. As they drink and glance at the stage, Sam tells of a partner driven mad by visions of naked women in the sagebrush; Ben tells a tale of trying to rid his neighborhood of a pin-up studio. As they get drunker and the clock ticks toward midnight, they pull their chairs closer to the women on stage.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
Los Angeles showing: 25 Oct 1962
Production Company
Searchlight Productions
Distribution Company
Premier Pictures; Sam Lake Enterprises
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 9m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

Ben Jabousky from the League Against Nudity visits a Hollywood burlesque house with a moralistic old miner in order to effect a plan of sabotage. Having tampered with the fuse box, they sit back to wait for midnight. The miner relates the unfortunate tale of his partner, Jamie, who was so startled by the sight of two naked women in the Nevada desert that he fell from his horse and struck his head on a rock. From that moment on, Jamie saw nude women wherever he went. Jabousky is outwardly shocked by the morally repugnant tale, though his stern exterior belies a secret fascination with nudity. His efforts have included building a telescope to spy on the proceedings at a pinup studio and attempting to tunnel through. As the intoxicated visitors move closer to the stage, the miner recounts Jamie's efforts to explain his predicament to the sheriff and the showdown that resulted. As Jamie drew his gun, his adversary turned into a nude woman before his eyes, leaving him defenseless. The moralists, reveling in their increasingly exaggerated stories, lose track of the time. At midnight, darkness strikes. A band of stone-faced women arrive bearing signs condemning nudity and chase all the sinners out of the establishment, unaware that their leader is the worst offender.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
Los Angeles showing: 25 Oct 1962
Production Company
Searchlight Productions
Distribution Company
Premier Pictures; Sam Lake Enterprises
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 9m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 25, 1962

Released in United States October 25, 1962

Feature directorial debut for Francis Ford Coppola.

c Eastmancolor

Released in United States Fall October 25, 1962

Released in United States October 25, 1962 (Los Angeles)