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Director  Tom Laughlin
Country  United States
7.2/10 IMDb

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Language  English
The Proper Time movie poster
Release date  November 22, 1970 (1970-11-22) (US)
Writer  Tom Laughlin (original screenplay)
Tagline  THEY JUST COULDN'T WAIT FOR

Shelly manne his men the proper time


The Proper Time is a 1960 film starring Tom Laughlin. It is also Laughlin's directorial and screenwriting debut.

Contents

Shelly manne his men drum solo blues theme from the proper time


Plot

Laughlin stars as Mickey Henderson, a student at UCLA with a speech impediment that goes away when he is in contact with girls. He starts a friendship with Sue (Norma Quine), but is seduced by her roommate Doreen (Nira Monsour). He and Doreen soon get engaged, but when he finds she has been cheating on him, he breaks up with her. Quine convinces him to go to a clinic for help with his speech problem.

Cast and crew

  • Tom Laughlin... Mickey Henderson
  • Richard Shannon... Dr. Polery
  • Nira Monsour... Doreen
  • Norma Quine... Sue Dawson
  • Alexandre Randal... Mr. Henderson
  • Constance Davis... Mrs. Henderson
  • Soundtrack

    The jazz score of The Proper Time was composed by Shelly Manne, recorded by his group Shelly Manne & His Men in late 1959 and early 1960, and released on the Contemporary label.

    Reception

    The Allmusic site rated the album with 3 stars.

    Track listing

    All compositions by Shelly Manne

    1. "Drum Solo" - 7:20
    2. "Blue Stutter" - 4:03
    3. "The Proper Time" - 4:01
    4. "Happy Pool" - 4:03
    5. "The Proper Time" - 2:09
    6. "Doreen's Blues" - 1:29
    7. "Exotic Moods" - 2:15
    8. "Warm Water" - 4:16
    9. "Doreen's Blues" - 3:16
    10. "The Proper Time - 1:12
    11. "Drum Solo" - 0:50
    12. "Panic" - 1:44
    13. "Fraternizing" - 1:45
    14. "Doreen's Blues" - 1:43
    15. "Fast Blues" - 0:42
    16. "Piano Trio" - 1:46
    17. "Doreen's Blues" - 2:15
    18. "The Proper Time" - 1:20

    Personnel

  • Shelly Manne - drums
  • Joe Gordon - trumpet
  • Richie Kamuca - tenor saxophone
  • Victor Feldman - piano
  • Monty Budwig - bass
  • References

    The Proper Time Wikipedia
    The Proper Time IMDb The Proper Time themoviedb.org


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