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Four Friends (1981)

Also known as Moritorium and Georgia's Friends, Four Friends follows the titular quartet from high school to young adulthood. The film is set during the tumultuous 1960s, an era when everyone's values were turned inside out, shaken around, and reassembled. The central character is first-generation American Craig Wasson, who confounds his Yugoslavian father (Miklos Simon) by pursuing his own let-it-all-hang-out lifestyle. Wasson's best friends are athlete Jim Metzler and chubby Michael Huddleston; all pursue the affections of bewitching Jodi Thelan. Though they are obviously deeply in love with one another, Wasson and Thelan continue to foolishly avoid a long-term commitment as the sixties unfold around them. Four Friends calls for a fresher approach than the one offered by director Arthur Penn, whose handling of the material is much too pat and old-fashioned.

The movie Four Friends, released in 1981, features 10 songs from artists like The Marcels, Ray Charles, Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians and The Arthur Murray Orchestra. What is your favorite song from Four Friends?


Songs from Four Friends

The Marcels
Georgia On My Mind
Ray Charles
Bonanza (Theme from)
Shop Around
The Third Man Theme
Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
Rico Vacilon
The Arthur Murray Orchestra
Mr. Blah-Blah
Ray Barretto
La Moderna
Ray Barretto
Please Let Me Prove (My Love For You)
Dave Dudley

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