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