The Right Approach

The Right Approach is a 1961 CinemaScope drama film directed by David Butler and starring Juliet Prowse, Frankie Vaughan (in his final film role) and Martha Hyer.[2][3]

The Right Approach
Directed byDavid Butler
Produced byOscar Brodney
Screenplay byFay Kanin
Michael Kanin
Based onThe Live Wire
1950 play
by Garson Kanin
StarringFrankie Vaughan
Juliet Prowse
Martha Hyer
Music byDominic Frontiere
CinematographySam Leavitt
Edited byTom McAdoo
20th Century Fox
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
May 17, 1961
Running time
92 mins.
CountryUnited States

It was known as The Live Wire.[4]


Army buddies return home to Pasadena, California, and convert a restaurant known as The Hut into a five-man bachelor pad.

One of them has a brother, Leo Mack (Frankie Vaughan), who will stop at nothing in his desire to succeed as an actor. Leo cons the guys out of clothes and money. He also conspires with a carhop, Ursula (Juliet Prowse), who hopes to seduce one of the roommates. The young man happens to be from a wealthy family, so Ursula and Leo intend to split whatever they can get.

A magazine writer, Anne Perry (Martha Hyer), is romanced by Leo and persuaded to do an article about The Hut, which is mainly about him. Leo gets an agent and Hollywood offers, and seems on top of the world until a scorned Anne exposes him publicly for the cad he is, as does Ursula, who is pregnant with his child.



The film was based on Garson Kanin's play The Live Wire which debuted on Broadway in August 1950.[5]

Film rights were bought by 20th Century Fox who originally announced it as a vehicle for Elvis Presley once the latter got out of the army.[6]

The film was announced by Fox executive Bob Goldstein in September 1960.[7] It was turned into a star vehicle for Frankie Vaughan who had just made Let's Make Love for Fox.[8]

The title was changed to No Right to Love.[9]


  1. Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p253
  2. "The Right Approach". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  4. "Snippets from Hollywood". The Biz (2844). New South Wales, Australia. 23 November 1960. p. 19. Retrieved 21 November 2017 via National Library of Australia.
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  9. Scheuer, P. K. (1960, Sep 30). Juliet prowse new 'live wire' at 20th. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
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