The Perfect Furlough

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The Perfect Furlough
The Perfect Furlough - 1958 - Poster.png
theatrical release poster
Directed by Blake Edwards
Produced by Robert Arthur
Written by Stanley Shapiro
Starring Tony Curtis
Janet Leigh
Keenan Wynn
Linda Cristal
Music by Frank Skinner
Cinematography Philip Lathrop
Edited by Milton Carruth
Universal Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • November 30, 1958 (1958-11-30) (United States)
  • January 21, 1959 (1959-01-21) (New York City)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2.3 million (est. US/ Canada rentals)[1]

The Perfect Furlough is a 1958 American CinemaScope Eastmancolor romantic comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and written by Stanley Shapiro. Edwards and Shapiro would re-team the following year for another Tony Curtis service comedy, Operation Petticoat.


Corporal Paul Hodges, after a long period in an isolated Arctic base, wins a lottery and gets to Paris, France, on a three weeks leave. There he will be under psychiatrist lieutenant Vicky Loren's control.


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  1. ^ "1959: Probable Domestic Take", Variety, 6 January 1960 p 34

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