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The Facts of Life (1960) movie with Bob Hope


anybody know when this may be on TV again, I would really like to see it

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Lori - visit TCM's website - you can see their schedule for the month or even receive a schedule by email. it ran today - suppertime (EST)!

http://www.tcm.com/thismonth/index/



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It was on today. I saw a little of it at my daughter's house.

Interesting that Lucille was 49 and Bob was 57 when the movie was made - an "eww" coupling for all young viewers who can't tolerate such grossness... but somehow it was considered ok for oldsters to have romances back in 1960. I think it was not yet a cult of youth...I was eleven back then and remember that the people ruling the world, going to parties, having big dates and entertainment at home, etc., were in their 30s and 40s and 50s...not the kids. The kids in their teens and 20s were just struggling to make it in an adult world. It wasn't ruled by them and their tastes as it is now.

One error I noticed. They both need reading glasses of course, as most people do after 40. They put them on to play cards, and when one of them leaves (after playing cards on the bed ... how risque! ....they have accidentally switched glasses as they are the same black horn rims.

The error is that they only need the glasses for reading. They would not put them on to walk out of the room. So that was put in just for the gag of bumping into the wrong door etc.

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@lori61385 it's on now MGMHD channel.

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Somehow, I had NEVER seen this movie until now! I had recorded it from MGMHD and finally got around to watching it last night. It's okay--not great, not hilarious, but not awful, either. It was kind of shocking for its time that it dealt with an extramarital affair. Of course, they never actually DID anything.  Just a few kisses here and there. Even the married couples' bedrooms were shown with the obligatory (in 1960) twin beds. 

Anyway, I'm glad I saw it, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it again.


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