DirectorBud Yorkin Music directorNelson Riddle Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateJune 5, 1963 (1963-06-05) Based onCome Blow Your Horn
by Neil Simon WriterNeil Simon (play), Norman Lear (screenplay) CastFrank Sinatra (Alan Baker), Lee J. Cobb (Harry R. Baker), Molly Picon (Mrs. Sophie Baker), Tony Bill (Buddy Baker), Barbara Rush (Connie), Jill St. John (Peggy John) Similar moviesThe Last Witch Hunter, The Avengers, Captain America: The First Avenger, Night on Earth, The Incredible Hulk, Bringing Out the Dead
TaglineI tell ya, chum...laughs it is!
Nelson riddle come blow your horn main title from the paramount picture
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.
Frank Sinatra as Alan Baker
Lee J. Cobb as Harry R. Baker
Molly Picon as Mrs. Sophie Baker
Barbara Rush as Connie
Jill St. John as Peggy John
Dan Blocker as Mr. Eckman
Phyllis McGuire as Mrs. Eckman (buyer for Neiman-Marcus)
Tony Bill as Buddy Baker
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, earning $6 million in domestic rentals.
The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction (Hal Pereira, Roland Anderson, Sam Comer, James W. Payne).