Today’s addition to Silver Screen Selections, movie and TV recommendations to help you make it through stay-at-home, is one of my all time favorite comedies “Man’s Favorite Sport?” Rock Hudson plays a department store employee who literally wrote the book on fishing. Men seek out his advice on how to catch the biggest fish and based on his reputation buy their equipment from the store where he works. When the store’s public relations manager pushes to have him compete in a fishing tournament, she finds out he has never actually gone fishing – everything in his book comes from sporting magazines and other books he’s read. To keep his job, he arrives at the lake a few days before the tournament to learn how to fish and the comedy begins.
Rock Hudson’s deadpan style is lifted by Paula Prentiss’ energy and timing as she tries to prepare him for the tournament without giving away his secret. A wonderful supporting cast includes many familiar faces.
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