The beautifully-mounted feature draws its title from Rock Hudson, as American oilman who bests French lawyer Charles Boyer in a Paris court case simply by romancing the femme judge, admitting to Boyer on a plane en route back to US that he feels he owes him a favor by beating him at his own national sport, which he'll grant anytime latter requests.

The beautifully-mounted feature draws its title from Rock Hudson, as American oilman who bests French lawyer Charles Boyer in a Paris court case simply by romancing the femme judge, admitting to Boyer on a plane en route back to US that he feels he owes him a favor by beating him at his own national sport, which he’ll grant anytime latter requests.

Boyer, in NY to see a daughter for first time in 25 years, sees in her, although a highly successful psychologist, a spinster with the spirit of an old maid, a woman nearly 30 who has never tasted the life her French father thinks every femme should know. He calls on Hudson to make good his offer.

Script develops along expected lines, with Hudson posing to Leslie Caron, the psychologist, as a man with a disturbing problem – he’s irresistible to women who pursue him and he’s a love toy.

Hudson delivers one of his customary light characterizations, and Boyer as usual is suave. Most outstanding work in pic, however, is contributed by Nita Talbot, a switchboard operator infatuated with Hudson, and Larry Storch, a hardboiled taxi-driver.

A Very Special Favor

Production

Universal. Director Michael Gordon; Producer Stanley Shapiro; Screenplay Stanley Shapiro, Nate Monaster; Camera Leo Tover; Editor Russell F. Schoengarth; Music Vic Mizzy; Art Director Alexander Golitzen, Walter Simonds

Crew

(Color) Extract of a review from 1965. Running time: 105 MIN.

With

Rock Hudson Leslie Caron Charles Boyer Walter Slezak Dick Shawn Larry Storch
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