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Tax collector Lorenzo Charlton comes to the Larkins' farm to ask why Pop Larkins hasn't paid his back taxes. Charlton has to stay for a day to try to estimate the income from the farm, but it isn't easy to calculate when the farmer has such a lovely daughter, Mariette... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A racy, riotous new comedy hit! See more »

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October 1959 (Austria)  »

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Engel unter Sündern  »

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The title "The Darling Buds of May" is from Shakespeare's Sonnet 18, more famously known from its opening line, "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day". See more »

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[referring to a pig the family borrowed for breeding that is being returned]
Grant Larkin: Why's he have to be so ornery?
Lee Larkin: Well you'd be ornery, too, if they took you away from your sweetheart.
Grant Larkin: Not if she was a pig, I wouldn't.
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Version of The Darling Buds of May (1991) See more »

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I've Got You Under My Skin
Written by Cole Porter
Sung by Tony Randall
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They Don't Make Movies Like That Anymore
31 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mating Game is a charming, wonderful movie from an era gone by. Hollywood needs to consider a charming remake of this movie. My wife and I would go see it.

It is an excellent romantic comedy that my wife and I watched on AMC.

This movie has Tony Randall at his best. Debbie Reynolds is great, as always.

Loved it. We plan on ordering on DVD to add to our growing collection of movies.

Too bad Hollywood does not make movies like this anymore.

Hey Hollywood....time to dig some of these type of scripts out of the old safe, update them a bit (without spoiling the original movie and script as you have done with other remakes), and hold a casting call.

A remake would be a big hit on the silver screen, DVD, and on cable/SATTV.

SN Austin, TX


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