#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Roger Willoughby is considered to be a leading expert on sports fishing. He’s written books on the subject and is loved by his customers in the sporting goods department at Abercrombie and Fitch, where he works. There’s only one problem however: he’s never been fishing in his life. When the store owner enters him in a fishing contest, mayhem ensues.
Plot: Roger Willoughby is a renowned fishing expert, who, unbeknownst to his friends, co-workers, or boss, has never cast a line in his life. One day, he crosses paths with Abigail Paige, a sweetly annoying girl who has just badgered his boss into signing Roger up for an annual fishing tournament.
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Paula Prentiss Was A Glorious Star
I have to admit I had a serious crush on Paula Prentiss during her days as a big star. Gloriously beautiful, sexy, with that great Texas accent Ms. Prentiss was a great sexy comedienne and this is likely her greatest role in Howard Hawks Man’s Favorite Sport. Initially to be filmed at Paramount with Prentiss and Cary Grant, Paramount per legend refused to cast Paula Prentiss, so Howard Hawks took the project to Universal and cast Rock Hudson and Ms. Prentiss. Man’s Favorite Sport? has top notch Universal production values and both stars play off well against each other. Paula Prentiss in an interview years later said she was speechless when introduced to Mr. Hudson as she claimed he was even better looking in person than he was on screen, and that Hudson’s personal appearance was so great it was almost beyond comprehension.
Mr Hudson does well in this film. This is a fine wacky comedy directed by a Master Director Howard Hawks and features Ms. Prentiss’ finest performance. Paula Prentiss got and deserved equal star billing over the title with box office champ Rock Hudson. I for one am glad that Howard Hawks stood his ground and insisted on Mr. Prentiss who was loaned to Hawks and Universal Prentiss’ from home studio MGM
Viva Paula Prentiss
Man’s Favorite Sport is Hook, Line and S(t)inker **1/2
Yes, there are a lot of laughs here as so-called fishing expert,Roger Willoughby, played with finesse by Rock Hudson, in his usual style, gets into all sorts of predicaments. The expert is drawn into a fishing contest at a resort owned by Paula Prentiss’s father. From his first encounter with Prentiss over a parking space, she puts him into a series of situations that while humorous have predictable outcomes.
Hudson shows humility at the end by confessing that he has never fished.
John MacGyver, as his boss, is mainly funny, not so much because of his usual speech pattern, but rather because of the wig that he has on is always out of place.
You know what the ending is going to be before half way through the film.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr (120 min)
Genre Comedy, Romance
Director Howard Hawks
Writer Pat Frank, John Fenton Murray, Steve McNeil
Actors Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1 (1.85: 1)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm