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Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968)

PG | | Comedy | 19 June 1968 (USA)
During a blackout, a New York executive crosses paths with a Broadway actress and her husband.

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Margaret Garrison
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Waldo Zane
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Ladislaus Walichek
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Peter Garrison
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Roberta Lane
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Morgan Klein
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Tru-Blue Lou
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Man with a Razor
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Conductor
Dale Malone ...
Otis J. Hendershot, Jr.
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Otis J. Hendershot, Sr.
Harry Hickox ...
Detective Captain Percy Watson
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Dr. Dudley Caldwell
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Marvin Reinholtz
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Storyline

When the Great Northeast Blackout of 1965 hit, millions of people were left in the dark, including Waldo Zane, a New York executive in the process of stealing a fortune from his company, and two people whose paths he's destined to cross, Broadway actress Margaret Garrison and her husband, Peter. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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The story of 8 million New Yorkers who were lost in the dark... until they found each other. See more »

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19 June 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wo warst Du als das Licht ausging  »

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$7,988,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Morgan Freeman makes an uncredited appearance as a Grand Central Terminal commuter. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, when the man walks past the subway station, there is a noticeable jump in the film, before the lion emerges from the subway. See more »

Quotes

Ladislaus Walichek: If I could only break up that revolting marriage. Oh, how I hate men!
Dr. Dudley Caldwell: I thought you hated women?
Ladislaus Walichek: Oh, men too.
Ladislaus Walichek: [thinking about what he just said] Doctor, does hate for both sexes make me... bisexual?
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Connections

References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Row Row Row Your Boat
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Sung by the people at the railway station
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always a great day with doris day!
23 October 2003 | by (memphis, tenn.) – See all my reviews

this movie was next to the very last movie that miss day made....it has been criticized as being a terrible movie....i disagree....this movie has some very funny moments, mostly because of miss day but the cast is not bad.....most of miss day`s movies around this time were being laughed off with doris being wrongfully accused of trying to hold on to her virginity which was groundless because really if they were to examine miss day`s films, she actually was married in most of her films including this movie " where were you when the lights went out?" so really all those tired jokes about her playing a virgin all the time were and are, erroneous...while this movie is not the best movie she ever made, she still gives it her all and it is indeed worth watching and so interesting to see miss day take a movie such as this and milk it into a pleasing comedy, which, is a tribute to her talent and professionalism...have a great day with doris day!!


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