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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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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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At exactly 5:27 P.M. New York went out like a light. This is the story of what happened in the dark. Only the names have been changed to protect the people who didn't get home to sleep. 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

Loosely based on the actual New York City blackout of November 1965. 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

Margaret Garrison: [repeated line]
Margaret Garrison: Hello Peter, so you're here!
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Connections

Featured in Lionpower from MGM (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Were You When The Lights Went Out?
Words by Kelly Gordon
Music by Dave Grusin
Performed by The Lettermen
[Title song played over the opening titles and credits, with a reprise played over the end credits]
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Pants down farce
7 April 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Doris Day and Patrick O'Neal are husband and wife in this permissive comedy based on a stage play with Terry-Thomas as a stinker, playing a Hungarian but apparently with received pronunciation.

A young man is passed over for promotion by the bosses stupid son so he hatches a plan to steal the companies dividends. When there is a black out in New York, he has difficulty escaping and ends up sleeping with Doris Day.

Its a jolly and pretty well made film and I'm don't really understand all the negative comments. Perhaps because it's a foreign script, or because it's not dripping in gee-schucks All-American schmaltz like the other Doris Day films ?

Product placements - Kodak, The New York Times and Pan- Am. The Kaiser Group (Checker) provided the vehicles, an S series Valiant breaking down.


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