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Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965)

Approved | | Drama | 3 September 1965 (West Germany)
A young sailor returns home to discover his girl has married an older, wealthy man.

Director:

Harvey Hart

Writer:

William Inge (as Walter Gage)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann-Margret ... Laurel
Michael Parks ... Bus Riley
Janet Margolin ... Judy
Brad Dexter ... Slocum
Jocelyn Brando ... Mrs. Riley
Larry Storch ... Howie
Crahan Denton ... Spencer
Kim Darby ... Gussie
Brett Somers ... Carlotta
Mimsy Farmer ... Paula
Nan Martin ... Mrs. Nichols
Lisabeth Hush Lisabeth Hush ... Joy
Ethel Griffies ... Mrs. Spencer
Alice Pearce ... Housewife
Chet Stratton Chet Stratton ... Benii
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A young man returns home after a three year tour of duty in the navy only to find things are somewhat different from when he left. His kid sister has grown into a young woman, the job he thought was waiting for him turns out to have some unique conditions, and perhaps most importantly his former sweetheart has married a wealthy and much older man. Disillusioned, he drifts from job to job while trying hard to avoid the advances of his former girlfriend, who is unhappy in her marriage and longs for something extra. While all he wants to do is make something of his life, his will power will be put to the ultimate test. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Her wedding band was the only thing she didn't abandon!

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Drama

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1965 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

All Kinds of People See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Laurel's car is a Jaguar XK-E (E-Type) Series 1 2-door roadster. See more »

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Referenced in Wonder Boys (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Got a Surfboard Ten Feet Long
Music by Richard Markowitz
Lyrics by Jacques Wilson
Sung by Dobie Gray
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Michael Parks channels James Dean
15 April 2004 | by jaydroSee all my reviews

Unless you love small-town soap opera or are a big fan of Ann-Margret, the only reason to recommend this film is to see Michael Parks emulate James Dean. Perhaps Parks isn't quite as intense or as fidgety as Dean, but the facial expressions, mannerisms, stance, etc. are all spot-on for this Dean fan. I had never really noticed Parks in anything before seeing this, and I haven't seen someone play James Dean this well since James Franco in the TNT "James Dean" (2001) biopic.

Kim Darby, somehow looking older than she did in "Star Trek" or "True Grit" plays a high school version of Barbara Bel Geddes' Midge from "Vertigo."


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