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Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)

aka Man's Favorite Sport?

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Written By:  Writer details not available
Details: 120 mins · English

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Cast:

Small Roger Willoughby
Small Abigail Page
Small Isolde 'Easy' Mueller
Small William Cadwalader
No_movie_poster Tex Connors
Small Major Phipps
No_movie_poster Policeman
No_movie_poster John Screaming Eagle
No_movie_poster Skaggs
Small Baggley

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Small Howard Hawks Director
Small Howard Hawks Production

Plot:

Roger Willoughby is a well-known fishing expert who works for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Abigail Page is a brash and flighty public relations woman. Page is determined to secure Willoughby's participation in a prestigious fishing tournament, only to discover that Willoughby is a phony—he's never fished in his life.

By threatening to reveal his secret, Abigail forces Roger to fake his way through the tournament. Willoughby proves himself to be supremely inept: he cannot fish, cannot set up a tent, cannot run or even board a motorboat. He cannot even swim, as he demonstrates by toppling or plunging straight to the lakebed each time he ventures to go fishing.

In the vein of the screwball genre, the dialog is fast and overlapping, the humor broad and slapstick, multiple levels of deception abound, and a decidedly adversarial relationship constantly teeters on the edge of romance.