Audrey Hepburn starred as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Her singing voice was deemed "inadequate" so Marnie Nixon's voice was dubbed.
Steve McQueen and Lee Remick starred in Baby the Rain Must Fall. McQueen played a neurotic, mixed up rockabilly singer trying to make things right with his wife and daughter after getting out of prision.
In Father Goose, Cary Grant played Walter Eckland, a "coast watcher" for the Royal Navy on an abandoned island. Catherine Freneau (Leslie Caron) also becomes stranded on the island with seven schoolgirls.
"Send Me No Flowers" was the third film to pair Rock Hudson and Doris Day.
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As the Class of ’65 matured into seniors, it appears that the movies most being watched were appealing to all ages.  Evidently, the “generation gap” had not yet arrived as three of the biggest box office successes, “The Sound of Music,” “My Fair Lady,” and “Mary Poppins,” were hardly representative of a rock and roll generation getting ready to raise its fist to the establishment.  Ironically, all three of these films were musicals.  While rock and roll had found its way to the small screen in shows like “Shindig,” the big screen had gone for a more traditional sound.  If these three films had anything to do with the teenage culture of the day, it might have been the British connection, with both “My Fair Lady” and “Mary Poppins” taking place in England. Julie Andrews was the star of both “The Sound of Music” and “Mary Poppins,” and in the teenage world of ’64-’65, Andrews was the closest thing to Petula Clark we could find at the movies.  Although we probably were not aware, Andrews was the ghost of “My Fair Lady” as she had starred in the Broadway play, but was replaced by Audrey Hepburn for the movie role.  In addition to the three blockbuster musicals, there was also “The Greatest Story Ever Told” to cap off our very proper, clean and virtuous viewing habits.  If we were looking for sex appeal there was good: “Sex and the Single Girl” with Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen. And there was bad: “Kitten with a Whip’ with Ann-Margaret. If “Dr. Strangelove” had jolted our cold war complacency with its dark humor the previous year, the new year brought us “Fail Safe” with a more serious reflection on the prospect of nuclear war.  And if we didn’t want to be too serious about international affairs, there was the third James Bond movie, “Goldfinger.”   If we were still clinging to the ‘fifties side of our collective personality, there was Cary Grant in “Father Goose” and John Wayne in “The Sons of Katie Elder.”  Frank Sinatra gave us "Von Ryan's Express" as a good guy turned bad guy, turned good guy. An American Colonol, Joseph Ryan, leads British POW's out of Italy by hijacking a train that's supposed to be carrying them to Austria. It is considered one of Sinatra's better movies. If we wanted to reach towards our rebellious ‘sixties side, there was Steve McQueen in “Baby the Rain Must Fall.”   And if we wanted to retreat to our teenage island, there was another Frankie and Annette vehicle, “Beach Blanket Bingo.”  And Elvis was still cranking out his movies:  “Roustabout,” “Girl Happy, “Tickle Me.”  In the middle of our post graduate summer we had Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin in “Cat Ballou” to offer up a few laughs.  As summer ended and our adult lives commenced, the Beatles gave us a sendoff with “Help!”  Of course, we were unaware that movies like “Blowup,” “The Graduate,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf,” “The Planet of the Apes,” and “Star Wars,” were still ahead of us.  For our senior year, the hills were alive, the rain fell in Spain, and everything was okay if you had a spoon full of sugar. In the summer of 1965, as we marched into our adult lives, it didn’t seem to matter – we could still hear the Rolling Stones:  “ … time, time, time is on my side, yes it is.”
Top Box Office Movies of
'64 - '65
Title Gross *
The Sound of Music $126,505
My Fair Lady $72,000
Goldfinger $51,100
Mary Poppins $44,000
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines $31,111
The Great Race $25,333
Cat Ballou $20,666
Shenandoah $17,268
Von Ryan's Express $17,111
The Greatest Story Ever Told $15,473
The Sandpiper $13,691
The Sons of Katie Elder $13,333
Father Goose $12,500
Help! $12,066
How to Murder Your Wife $12,000
Darling $12,000
Send Me No Flowers $9,129
Zorba the Greek $9,000
Sex and the Single Girl $8,000
Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte $8,000
* in thousands
Ann-Margaret had done well in Viva Las Vegas in '64 with Elvis. Kitten With a Whip as a big step backwards. She plays opposite John Forsythe as a juvenile delinquent intending on blackmailing politician David Stratton (Forsythe).
"The Sons of Katie Elder" was released in July, just after our graduation.