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The Pad and How to Use It Details

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A nebbish tries to become a ladies' man overnight, with disastrous results, in this comedy. Bob Handman ([[Performer~P4934~Brian Bedford~brianbedford]]) is a bright but painfully shy young man who is more than a bit nervous around the opposite sex. While attending a Mozart recital, he meets a beautiful woman named Doreen Marshall ([[Performer~P66861~Julie Sommars~juliesommars]]), and he displays his typical panache with the ladies by spilling his drink all over her. Bob somehow works up the courage to ask Doreen for a date, and she accepts; not sure what to do next, Bob calls on his buddy Ted ([[Performer~P22664~James Farentino~jamesfarentino]]), a self-assured playboy who tries to give Bob a crash course on how to handle women. However, the teacher outshines the student, and Doreen falls for Ted's easy charm while Bob gets drunk and bemoans the sad state of his love life. The Pad and How to Use It was based on a one-act play by [[Performer~P167006~Peter Shaffer~petershaffer]], who later went on to greater success with [[Feature~V15943~Equus~equus]] and [[Feature~V1764~Amadeus~amadeus]]. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association James Farentino New Star of the Year - Male 1966 Winner

Cast

James Farentino
as Ted
Edy Williams
as Lavinia
Pearl Shear
as Fat Woman on the Bus
Roger Bacon
as Larry

Crew

Brian G. Hutton
Director
Ross Hunter
Producer
Ben Starr
Screenwriter
Peter Shaffer
Play Author
Ellsworth Fredericks
Cinematographer
Russell Garcia
Composer (Music Score)
Alexander Golitzen
Art Director
John McCarthy
Set Designer
Rosemary Odell
Costume Designer
Bud Westmore
Makeup
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