Man's Favorite Sport?

Synopsis: Roger Willoughby is considered to be a leading expert on sports fishing. He's written books on the subject and is loved by his customers in the sporting goods department at Abercrombie and Fitch, where he works. There's only one problem however: he's never been fishing in his life. When the store owner enters him in a fishing contest, mayhem ensues.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Howard Hawks
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min

Some men are good

at hunting quail

Some like to sail

While others like to box

Some men prefer to surf

While others

like the turf

And lose a lot of money on thejocks

Some men sayjudo

is their dish

While others fish

Where mountain waters swirl

But let a girl appear

He'll pursue her

And run his fingers

through her curls

And that's the way

it's been

Since the world began

The favorite sport of man

Is girls

Some men put on

an aqualung

And swim among

The barnacles and pearls

But let a doll appear

He'll pursue her

And run his fingers

through her curls

And that's the way it's been

Since the world began

The favorite sport

of man

Is girls


I wasn't looking.

Hey, you can go now!

I beg your pardon.

Well, hi.

Um, I-I was going to

park here.

- How can you? I'm already here.

- I can see that.

But you'll have to move.

This is my place.

How could it be your place when I'm

already in it? I park here every day.

- Hey, buddy, this your car?

- Yes, officer, it is.

- Can't leave it here.

- Uh, I'll move it in a minute.

- If you don't, you'll find a ticket on it.

- Right away, officer.

Now, look, young lady...

You'd better move your car.

I think he meant what

he said. See that number?

Of course I see that number. It's 19.

- Well, I'm 19.

- You look older to me, but you never can tell.

Oh, we're not talking

about my age.

I know, but we've already

discussed the parking.

I shouldn't be

in a spot like this.

I don't think so either. Couldn't you

find a better place to propose to her?

Step on it. It's after

00. I'm not proposing!

Are we late?

Not if we hurry.

Better luck next time. You

can't leave your car here!

I already have, but if you

want to move it, go on ahead.

- I don't want to move your car!

- Good. Then just leave it right where it is.

She's not gonna

get away with this.

I'll fix her.

Hi, officer. Find what

you're looking for?

I wasn't looking

for anything.

You weren't? Just

trying to start this car.

Interesting way of doing it. You mind

telling me why? So I could move it.

- This isn't your car?

- No, it belongs to the girl that just left.

- But she's a friend of yours.

- I never saw her before.

This is getting more

interesting by the minute.

Better let me

see your license.

I, uh, must have dropped it

or something.

Here it is.

Well, well, well. Would you mind

hurrying? I'm late enough as it is.

Simmer down, Abigail.

"Abigail"? That's what

it says right here.

Let me see that.

This isn't mine! You don't know

how happy I am to hear that.

Here it is.

Roger Willoughby, hmm? Yeah.

You say you don't even know

this Abigail Page. No, I don't!

Officer, look,

this is all very simple.

The young lady parked

in my parking space.

I work here...

Abercrombie and Fitch.

I tried to explain to her, but the whole

thing got confused. You said it was simple.

It should've been,

but you know women.

She's the kind that gets you

confused. I meet 'em every day.

She said she was in a hurry. Then

they both started talking. "They"?

By that time there were two of

them. Two? You were in a spot.

Yeah. She said I could move the car if I

wanted to, but she left both doors locked.

Screwy story.

You think I made it up? No,

no. It's too real for that.

I got no reason,

but I believe you.

Well, if I could just

have my driver's license.

Well, I'll need it for

another minute. What for?

I can't give you a ticket without

a license. A ticket for what?

For leaving that car over there.

That's the one you should have moved.

Oh, Roger. There are

some customers waiting for you.

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Pat Frank

Pat Frank (May 5, 1908 – October 12, 1964) was the pen name of the American writer, newspaperman, and government consultant Harry Hart Frank. Frank's best known work is the 1959 post-apocalyptic novel Alas, Babylon. His other books include Mr. Adam, Hold Back the Night, and Forbidden Area. more…

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