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The Honeymoon Machine (1961) was a Comedy Film directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Lawrence Weingarten.

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Steve McQueen Makes Use of the Honeymoon Machine

By Rick29 on Mar 7, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Steve McQueen as Fergie. Before he played a sailor in The Sand Pebbles and gambled for high stakes in The Cincinnati Kid, Steve McQueen starred as a Naval officer gambling for big bucks in The Honeymoon Machine (1961). But whereas the later films were "A" list dramas, The Honeymoon Machine is a mod... Read full article


Steve McQueen Makes Use of the Honeymoon Machine

By Rick29 on Mar 7, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Steve McQueen as Fergie. Before he played a sailor in The Sand Pebbles and gambled for high stakes in The Cincinnati Kid, Steve McQueen starred as a Naval officer gambling for big bucks in The Honeymoon Machine (1961). But whereas the later films were "A" list dramas, The Honeymoon Machine is a mod... Read full article


Warner Archive Wednesday ~ The Honeymoon Machine (1961)

By Google profile on May 23, 2012 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. Some people function better when things get hot. – Steve McQueen at Lt. Ferguson The Honeymoon Machine (1961) stars Steve McQueen as Lt. Ferguson (Fergie). On board a Navy ... Read full article


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Lt. Fergie Howard: Just because a fellow makes a small killing at roulette does not mean you have to stick your claws into him.


Lt. Fergie Howard: Beau'll join you as soon as he gets into his civvies.
Lt. Beau Gilliam: My civvies?
Lt. Fergie Howard: You brought 'em, didn't ya?
Lt. Beau Gilliam: Yeah. But I won't wear 'em, Fergie.
Lt. Fergie Howard: I beg your pardon?
Lt. Beau Gilliam: Well you saw the duty board this morning. We were specifically ordered to wear whites. Any officer caught ashore in his civvies is gonna have his tail in a sling. And the order was signed by Admiral Fitch himself.
Lt. Fergie Howard: Old Foghorn.
Jason Eldridge: Fergie, we agreed not to break any regulations we didn't have to.
Lt. Fergie Howard: Uh huh. But we have to. We can't get into the casino in Navy uniforms. It's off limits.
Lt. Beau Gilliam: Off limits? And in civvies too? I'll be breaking two regulations at once!
Lt. Fergie Howard: That's right, it's sort of a package deal. Now get in there and get out of that uniform and that's an order, Lieutenant *junior* grade Gilliam!


Julie Fitch: We're in the suite below, I must have stepped off at the wrong floor.
Lt. Fergie Howard: Not as far as I'm concerned.


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When the Russian Consul, berating his code-breakers and underlings, begins hitting the desk with his shoe, this is a humorous reference to Russian leader Nikita Kruschev's actions at the United Nations in October of the previous year (1960), when Kruschev banged the rostrum with his shoe in anger at statements made by the Filipino delegation.
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