The Proper Time

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The Proper Time
The Proper Time Poster.jpg
Directed byTom Laughlin
Produced byTom Laughlin
Written byTom Laughlin
StarringTom Laughlin
Nira Monsour
Norma Quine
Richard Shannon
Dennis O'Flaherty
Kip King
Ray Loza
Connie Davis
Al Randall
Roger Rollie
Music byShelly Manne
CinematographyJames Crabe
Distributed byLopert Films
Release date
  • November 22, 1970 (1970-11-22) (US)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The Proper Time is a 1960 film starring Tom Laughlin.[1] It is also Laughlin's directorial and screenwriting debut.

Plot[edit]

Laughlin stars as Mickey Henderson, a student at UCLA with a speech impediment that goes away when he is in contact with girls. He starts a friendship with Sue (Norma Quine), but is seduced by her roommate Doreen (Nira Monsour). He and Doreen soon get engaged, but when he finds she has been cheating on him, he breaks up with her. Quine convinces him to go to a clinic for help with his speech problem.[2]

Cast and crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The Proper Time
The Proper Time Soundtrack.jpg
Soundtrack album by Shelly Manne & His Men
Released1961
RecordedDecember 7–14, 1959 & January 28, 1960
Contemporary Records Studio, Los Angeles, California
GenreJazz
Length46:31
LabelContemporary
M3587/S7587
ProducerLester Koenig
Shelly Manne chronology
At the Black Hawk 5
(1959)
The Proper Time
(1961)
Ruth Price with Shelly Manne & His Men at the Manne-Hole
(1961)

The jazz score of The Proper Time was composed by Shelly Manne, recorded by his group Shelly Manne & His Men in late 1959 and early 1960, and released on the Contemporary label.[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[4]

The Allmusic site rated the album with 3 stars.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Shelly Manne

  1. "Drum Solo" - 7:20
  2. "Blue Stutter" - 4:03
  3. "The Proper Time" - 4:01
  4. "Happy Pool" - 4:03
  5. "The Proper Time" - 2:09
  6. "Doreen's Blues" - 1:29
  7. "Exotic Moods" - 2:15
  8. "Warm Water" - 4:16
  9. "Doreen's Blues" - 3:16
  10. "The Proper Time - 1:12
  11. "Drum Solo" - 0:50
  12. "Panic" - 1:44
  13. "Fraternizing" - 1:45
  14. "Doreen's Blues" - 1:43
  15. "Fast Blues" - 0:42
  16. "Piano Trio" - 1:46
  17. "Doreen's Blues" - 2:15
  18. "The Proper Time" - 1:20

Personnel[edit]

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner Classic Movies website, accessed May 20, 2015
  2. ^ TV Guide
  3. ^ Contemporary Records discography accessed May 18, 2015
  4. ^ a b Allmusic listing, accessed May 18, 2015