The Perfect Furlough

The Perfect Furlough

theatrical release poster
Directed by Blake Edwards
Produced by Robert Arthur
Written by Stanley Shapiro
Starring Tony Curtis
Janet Leigh
Linda Cristal
Music by Dámaso Pérez Prado
Cinematography Philip Lathrop
Distributed by Universal-International
Release dates
  • October 1958 (1958-10)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2.3 million (est. US/ Canada rentals)[1]

The Perfect Furlough is a 1958 romantic service comedy directed by Blake Edwards and written by Stanley Shapiro. Edwards and Shapiro would re-team the following year for another Tony Curtis service comedy, Operation Petticoat.

Plot summary

Corporal Paul Hodges, after a long period in an isolated Arctic base, wins a lottery and gets to Paris, France, on a three weeks leave. There he will be under psychiatrist lieutenant Vicky Loren's control.


As of September-2015 Linda Cristal is the only cast member still alive

See also


  1. "1959: Probable Domestic Take", Variety, 6 January 1960 p 34

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