Man's Favorite Sport? Overview:

Man's Favorite Sport? (1964) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Howard Hawks and produced by Howard Hawks.

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The man in question is Hudson, a fishing equipment salesman for Abercrombie & Fitch whose knowledge of fly-casting is limited to demonstrations in department store showrooms. The sport in question is actually the pursuit of women, and the woman in question is Prentiss, playing another version of Hawks's sassy, confident heroines. This was Hawks's return to screwball comedy, after such notable outings as Bringing Up Baby (1938), Ball of Fire, (1941), and His Girl Friday (1940).

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From the Archives: Paula Prentiss in "Man's Favorite Sport?"

By The Metzinger Sisters on May 13, 2022 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

This beautiful headshot of Paula Prentiss was taken to publicize the Universal film "Man's Favorite Sport?", which was released in 1964. Paula played alongside Rock Hudson in this fun comedy set at a campground in California. From the Archives is our latest series of posts where we share photos from... Read full article


Howard Hawk's "Man's Favorite Sport?" ( 1964 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on May 24, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

If you were to watch only the credits to "Man's Favorite Sport?" you would think that the sport they are referring to is chasing women, but it is quite the contrary. Fishing. That's what this is all about. That age old pleasurable pursuit of man against fish. Roger Willoughby ( Rock Hudson ) is ... Read full article


Howard Hawk's "Man's Favorite Sport?" ( 1964 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on May 24, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

If you were to watch only the credits to "Man's Favorite Sport?" you would think that the sport they are referring to is chasing women, but it is quite the contrary. Fishing. That's what this is all about. That age old pleasurable pursuit of man against fish. Roger Willoughby ( Rock Hudson ) is ... Read full article


Howard Hawk's "Man's Favorite Sport?" ( 1964 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on May 24, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

If you were to watch only the credits to "Man's Favorite Sport?" you would think that the sport they are referring to is chasing women, but it is quite the contrary. Fishing. That's what this is all about. That age old pleasurable pursuit of man against fish. Roger Willoughby ( Rock Hudson ) is ... Read full article


Howard Hawk's "Man's Favorite Sport?" ( 1964 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on May 24, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

If you were to watch only the credits to "Man's Favorite Sport?" you would think that the sport they are referring to is chasing women, but it is quite the contrary. Fishing. That's what this is all about. That age old pleasurable pursuit of man against fish. Roger Willoughby ( Rock Hudson ) is ... Read full article


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Facts about

Cary Grant turned down the lead role because he was 59 and leading lady Paula Prentiss was only 24.
This film was meant to be an homage/remake to Hawks' Bringing Up Baby, and Hawks even wanted Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant to star in the movie.
Filming began late in 1962 but the movie was not released until 1964.
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