The Honeymoon Machine

75
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Comedy Romance
  • Release year: 1961
  • Running time: 87 min
Steve McQueen stars as a navy lieutenant with a foolproof scheme to get rich by winning at a Venice casino with the help of The Honeymoon Machine. While playing poker with his pals, Lieutenant Fergie Howard (McQueen) gets the news that Operation... read more
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Steve McQueen stars as a navy lieutenant with a foolproof scheme to get rich by winning at a Venice casino with the help of The Honeymoon Machine. While playing poker with his pals, Lieutenant Fergie Howard (McQueen) gets the news that Operation Honeymoon has been successful: His ship's onboard computer can predict exactly where a missile will land. A great advance for world peace—and a great idea for how to make a million! The ship's computer tech (Jim Hutton) confesses that the computer can also tell where a roulette ball will land. As soon at their ship docks in Venice, Howard secretly wires the computer to a high-class casino, and the money starts to roll in. But when the admiral sees signals coming into the computer, he assumes that real missiles have been launched! Based on the play The Golden Fleecing by Lorenzo Semple, Jr.

Original Release

08/16/1961

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Cast

Steve McQueen Lt. Ferguson 'Fergie' Howard
Brigid Bazlen Julie Fitch
Jim Hutton Jason Eldridge
Paula Prentiss Pam Dunstan
Dean Jagger Admiral Fitch
Jack Weston Signalman Burford Taylor
Jack Mullaney Lt. Beauregard 'Beau' Gilliam
Marcel Hillaire Inspector of casino games
Ben Astar Russian consul
William Lanteau Tommy Dane
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Directors

Richard Thorpe

Writers

George Wells, Lorenzo Semple Jr.

Cast

Steve McQueen Lt. Ferguson 'Fergie' Howard
Brigid Bazlen Julie Fitch
Jim Hutton Jason Eldridge
Paula Prentiss Pam Dunstan
Dean Jagger Admiral Fitch
Jack Weston Signalman Burford Taylor
Jack Mullaney Lt. Beauregard 'Beau' Gilliam
Marcel Hillaire Inspector of casino games
Ben Astar Russian consul
William Lanteau Tommy Dane
Ken Lynch Capt. James Angle
Simon Scott Capt. Harvey Adam
Norman Grabowski Shipboard signalman
Bess Flowers Bar Patron
Kenner G. Kemp Casino Patron

Producers

Editors

Ben Lewis

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