The Right Approach

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The Right Approach
The Right Approach FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by David Butler
Produced by Oscar Brodney
Screenplay by Fay Kanin
Michael Kanin
Based on The Live Wire
1950 play
by Garson Kanin
Starring Frankie Vaughan
Juliet Prowse
Martha Hyer
Music by Dominic Frontiere
Cinematography Sam Leavitt
Edited by Tom McAdoo
20th Century Fox
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
May 17, 1961
Running time
92 mins.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $920,000[1]

The Right Approach is a 1961 CinemaScope drama film directed by David Butler and starring Juliet Prowse, Frankie Vaughan (in his final film role) and Martha Hyer.[2][3]


Army buddies return home to Pasadena, California, and convert a restaurant known as The Hut into a five-man bachelor pad.

One of them has a brother, Leo Mack (Frankie Vaughan), who will stop at nothing in his desire to succeed as an actor. Leo cons the guys out of clothes and money. He also conspires with a carhop, Ursula (Juliet Prowse), who hopes to seduce one of the roommates. The young man happens to be from a wealthy family, so Ursula and Leo intend to split whatever they can get.

A magazine writer, Anne Perry (Martha Hyer), is romanced by Leo and persuaded to do an article about The Hut, which is mainly about him. Leo gets an agent and Hollywood offers, and seems on top of the world until a scorned Anne exposes him publicly for the cad he is, as does Ursula, who is pregnant with his child.



  1. ^ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p253
  2. ^ "The Right Approach". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved April 24, 2016. 
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