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Look in Any Window (1961)

Teen idol Paul Anka plays Craig Fowler, the troubled son of dysfunctional parents Jackie and Jay Fowler (Ruth Roman and Alex Nicol). When Jay loses his job as a aircraft mechanic, he goes ... See full summary »

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William Alland
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Credited cast:
Paul Anka ... Craig Fowler
Ruth Roman ... Jackie Fowler
Alex Nicol ... Jay Fowler
Gigi Perreau ... Eileen Lowell (as Gigi Pereau)
Carole Mathews ... Betty Lowell
George Dolenz ... Carlo
Jack Cassidy ... Gareth Lowell
Robert Sampson ... Lindstrom
Dan Grayam Dan Grayam ... Police Sgt. Webber
Jacqueline Kluger Jacqueline Kluger
Norman Winston Norman Winston
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Reese Ray Reese
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Teen idol Paul Anka plays Craig Fowler, the troubled son of dysfunctional parents Jackie and Jay Fowler (Ruth Roman and Alex Nicol). When Jay loses his job as a aircraft mechanic, he goes on a drinking binge to end all, passing out on the floor in front of his bored and disappointed wife. Meanwhile, across the back fence, Betty Lowell (Carole Mathews) confronts her philandering playboy husband Gareth (Jack Cassidy) about his extracurricular activities at work - activities which she has conveniently rationalized, as his success has made them the envy of their neighbors. While the parents fight, Craig and Betty's daughter Eileen (Gigi Perreau) indulge in a growing interest in each other - but what role models do they have for "normal" behavior? And how long can Craig hide his dark secret: a compulsion which drives him to prowl the neighborhood's quiet streets at night and peep in windows? Cast members Jack Cassidy and George Dolenz both were fathers of future rock star sons, David ... Written by alfiehitchie

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Gareth Lowell's car is described as being a Jaguar, but it's actually a BMW 503 convertible--a much rarer and more expensive car. See more »

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After Mr. and Mrs. Lowell have an argument and Mr. Lowell leaves the house, Mrs. Lowell throws herself onto a couch, sobbing. The shadow of a crew member can be seen on the nearby curtain. See more »

Quotes

Betty Lowell: We've been in this neighborhood too long.
Gareth Lowell: I like it here.
Betty Lowell: Why not? Around here where the only real religion is keeping up with the Jones. You're a Jones.
Gareth Lowell: And you're Mrs. Jones.
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Look in Any Window
Written and Sung by Paul Anka
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Sounds lurid, but pretty tame
28 July 2012 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Singer and teen idol Elvis Presley got big budget musicals to work on. Singer and teen idol Pat Boone got to work on big budget movies. However, singer and teen idol Paul Anka got "Look In Any Window" among the few (and equally low budget) movie offers he got. Watching it, one has to admire the guts of Anka to appear in a movie where he plays a mentally disturbed teenager who likes to peep in the windows of his neighbors. I have to wonder what Anka's teen followers thought of Anka after watching this, though I am pretty confident in guessing what they thought of the movie as a whole. Despite its lurid description, the movie is pretty boring for the most part. Anka doesn't get to do much peeping, and he's actually off- screen for large chunks of time. It's no wonder this movie is pretty hard to find.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

29 January 1961 (USA) See more »

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