Come Blow Your Horn
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Directed by Bud Yorkin
Produced by Howard W. Koch
Norman Lear
Bud Yorkin
Written by Norman Lear
Based on Come Blow Your Horn 
by Neil Simon
Starring Frank Sinatra
Cinematography William H. Daniels
Edited by Frank P. Keller
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • June 5, 1963 (1963-06-05)
Running time 112 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $12,705,882[1]

Come Blow Your Horn is a 1963 American comedy film starring Frank Sinatra, directed by Bud Yorkin with a screenplay by Norman Lear, and based on the play of the same name by Neil Simon.


Buddy Baker is bored living with his parents. He goes to the big-city apartment of older brother Alan, who works for their father's artificial-fruit company but never lets business interfere with a good time.

A confirmed bachelor, Alan is all too willing to teach his younger brother a few tricks, improve his wardrobe, even introduce him to Peggy, a girl with an apartment upstairs. Alan's steadiest companion is Connie, but even she's running out of patience with his lack of interest in settling down.

A jealous husband accuses Alan of running around with his wife and beats him up. Alan begins rethinking his life. He proposes marriage to Connie and then intervenes when he hears that his own parents are contemplating a divorce. Giving up his own ways for good, Alan even turns over his swinging bachelor pad to Buddy.


Norman Lear and Dean Martin both make cameo appearances in the film.


Box office performance

Come Blow Your Horn was the 15th highest grossing film of 1963, grossing $12,705,882 in the United States,[1] earning $6 million in domestic rentals.[2]


The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction (Hal Pereira, Roland Anderson, Sam Comer, James W. Payne).[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b .Come Blow Your HornBox Office Information for The Numbers. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  2. ^ "All-Time Top Grossers", Variety, 8 January 1964 p 69
  3. ^ "NY Times: Come Blow Your Horn". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 

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