Boeing Boeing (1965 film)

Boeing Boeing (1965 film)

Infobox Film
name = Boeing (707) Boeing (707)

director = John Rich
writer = Edward Anhalt
Marc Camoletti
starring = Jerry Lewis
Tony Curtis
Thelma Ritter
Christiane Schmidtmer
Dany Saval
Suzanna Leigh
producer = Hal B. Wallis
distributor = Paramount Pictures
released = December 22, 1965
runtime = 102 minutes
language = English
imdb_id = 0058981

"Boeing (707) Boeing (707)" (alternately titled "Boeing Boeing") is a 1965 comedy film starring Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis. It was released on December 22, 1965 by Paramount Pictures.


Bernard Lawrence (Tony Curtis) is an American journalist stationed in Paris, France. A playboy, he has devised an ingenious system for juggling three different girlfriends: by dating stewardesses who are assigned to international routes on non-intersecting flight schedules, only one woman is in the country at any given time. He has their comings and goings timetabled with such precision that he can drop off his British United Airways girlfriend (Suzanna Leigh) for her outgoing flight and pick up his inbound Lufthansa girlfriend (Christiane Schmidtmer) on the very same trip to the airport -- while his Air France girlfriend (Dany Saval) is in a holding pattern elsewhere.

With help from his long-suffering housekeeper Bertha (Thelma Ritter) -- who swaps the appropriate photos and food in and out of the apartment to match the incoming girlfriend -- none of the ladies are aware of each other's presence in the apartment. They regard Curtis' flat as their "home" during their Paris layovers.

Bernard is so happy with his life in Paris that he intends to turn down an imminent promotion that would require him to move to New York City.

Bernard's life is turned upside down when his girlfriends' airlines begin putting new, state-of-the-art aircraft into service. These faster airplanes change all of the existing route schedules and allow the stewardesses to spend more time in Paris. Most alarming for Bernard, his three girlfriends will now all be in Paris at the same time.

Robert Reed (Jerry Lewis), a fellow journalist and an old acquaintance, complicates Bernard's life even further when he arrives in town and is unable to find a hotel room. He insists on staying in Bernard's apartment for a few days. When he sees Bernard's living situation, he schemes to take over Bernard's apartment, his girls, his housekeeper, and Bernard's Paris job and manipulate him into taking the new job in New York.


"Boeing Boeing" was filmed from April 8 to June 30, 1965 and marked Jerry Lewis' last film for Paramount, for which he had made films exclusively since 1949's "My Friend Irma".


The film was remade in 1985 in the Malayalam language by director Priyadarshan starring Mohan Lal. Priyadarshan again adapted the film for the 2005 Bollywood feature, "Garam Masala" in the Hindi language.

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