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Banning (1967)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 13 December 1967 (USA)
A playboy golf pro down is on his luck. Kicked off the circuit for alleged cheating he is forced to hustle for a living. Moving from one Country Club to another, he uses his talents to ... See full summary »

Director:

Ron Winston

Writers:

James Lee (screenplay), Hamilton Maule (story)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Wagner ... Mike Banning
Anjanette Comer ... Carol Lindquist
Jill St. John ... Angela Barr
Guy Stockwell ... Jonathan Linus
James Farentino ... Chris Patton
Susan Clark ... Cynthia Linus
Howard St. John ... J. Pallister Young
Mike Kellin ... Harry Kalielle
Gene Hackman ... Tommy Del Gaddo
Sean Garrison ... Richard Tyson
Logan Ramsey ... Doc Brewer
Edmon Ryan ... Stuart Warren
Oliver McGowan Oliver McGowan ... Senator Brady
Lucille Meredith ... Maggi Andrews
William Cort William Cort ... Tony (as Bill Cort)
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Storyline

A playboy golf pro down is on his luck. Kicked off the circuit for alleged cheating he is forced to hustle for a living. Moving from one Country Club to another, he uses his talents to hustle golf and women while trying to stay one step ahead of an irate loan shark. Written by Howard Stockett <lomax.magicnet.net>

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The action begins... when the auction ends! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Homem em Leilão See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Angela Barr: Like me?
Mike Banning: Almost as much as you do. You better not go near any reflecting pools - you're liable to fall in and drown.
Angela Barr: Ouch! Get me a drink.
Mike Banning: You get it. You're a big, strong man.
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Soundtracks

The Eyes of Love
Music by Quincy Jones
Lyrics by Bob Russell
Sung by Gil Bernal
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Love, lust and money on the links; golfing soaper is up to par...
24 December 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Robert Wagner's expressionless approach to acting is utilized to good effect in this soaper involving a playboy golf-pro from the country club circuit who enters a doubles tournament with prize-booty attached...and shady dealings on the side. Universal drama (still unreleased to any home-viewing market) looks terrific in vivid colors, and features a fine music score from Quincy Jones (who received an Oscar nod for the film's main theme). The characters are not a lively lot (except for sultry-eyed Jill St. John), but the third-act golfing sequences are extremely well done, helping even sports novices to become absorbed by the plotting. Golf is not the most cinematic sport, yet director Ron Winston is very straightforward and focused, and he's careful not to let the melodramatics overshadow the nuances of the game. For golfing buffs and aficionados of '60s style, the film can't miss. **1/2 from ****


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