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The Birds and the Bees (1956)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  May 1956 (USA)
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On an ocean voyage, a card shark and her father cheat a naive man out of his money. Things take a twist when the girl falls in love with the man she's just fleeced.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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George 'Hotsy' Hamilton II
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Jean Harris aka Countess Louise
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Colonel Patrick Henry Harris
Reginald Gardiner ...
Gerald
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Horace Hamilton
Harry Bellaver ...
Marty Kennedy
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Duc Jacques de Montaigne
Margery Maude ...
Mrs. Hamilton
Clinton Sundberg ...
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Milton Frome ...
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Rex Evans ...
King Donovan ...
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Mary Treen ...
Mrs. Burnside
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Charlie Jenkins - Bartender
Bartlett Robinson ...
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George 'Hotsy' Hamilton II, heir to a meat-packing fortune, returns home from an expedition in the Congo. On board a luxury cruise, he is charmed by con artist Jean Harris and her card shark father. The pair fleece Hotsy at the gambling tables. But just as Jean begins to fall in love with the naive Hotsy, he is informed of their true motivations. In retaliation, Jean unleashes a stunning new plan. But is she out for revenge or does she want him back? Written by L. Hamre

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Remake of The Lady Eve (1941) See more »

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(The Same Thing Happens With) The Birds And The Bees
Lyrics by Mack David
Music by Harry Warren
Performed by George Gobel and Mitzi Gaynor
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Moderately entertaining remake of The Lady Eve
7 July 2001 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

During an transatlantic sea voyage, a card shark and his daughter, Mitzi Gaynor, cheat a wealthy simpleton out of a lot of money, but complications ensue when the the girl falls in love with the victim. David Niven is his usual charming self as the father, but George Gobel as the love interest is wooden and the film falls far short of the original. Preston Sturges directs this mixture of slapstick and sentiment. Save your money and rent the original, The Lady Eve, instead.


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