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 ...
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Photographer Grif Henderson is assigned a photo shoot in Paris. He decides to take his wife, Jenny, and his hippie son, Davey, with him on the shoot. Everything gets mucked up when she ... See full summary »
Charlie Reader is a successful theater agent. He is also successful with young ladies. One day he is visited by his old friend Joe, married with three children. Joe falls in love with ... See full summary »
At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph want is a small wedding with the immediate family and no reception. This is because ... See full summary »
Sailor Danny Xavier Smith and two other gobs try to save his sister Susan's virtue. She wants to get a role in the show "Hit the Deck". After wrecking the producers hotel suite, they land ... See full summary »
Melvin Hoover, a budding photographer for Look magazine, accidentally bumps into a young actress named Judy LeRoy in the park. They start to talk and Melvin soon offers to do a photo spread... See full summary »
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
The movie was taken from a a book by H. E. Bates, "The Darling Buds of May". It is the first of five novels (and novellas) about "Pop Larkin". The original story is English, but the movie changed the setting to Maryland. See more »
During the opening scene and the aerial view of the Larkin Farm, Lorenzo's car is seen in the yard. Lorenzo doesn't arrive until later. See more »
[referring to a pig the family borrowed for breeding that is being returned]
Why's he have to be so ornery?
Well you'd be ornery, too, if they took you away from your sweetheart.
Not if she was a pig, I wouldn't.
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I saw this movie in 1959 when I was 11 years old at a drive-in theater with my family.
Way back then, I thought it was very funny . . . even though I was too young to understand 90% of what makes this marvelous movie such a delight! I saw it again this morning on "Turner South". As I watched it, I was absolutely convulsed with laughter! "The Mating Game" is a unique classic from a by-gone age. If you're too young to have experienced the enchanting period in history that produced this film, I feel very sorry for you. There's no way you can watch movies like this and understand how they can (even today) deliver such a delightful slice of heaven to "old timers" like me.
Having said that, all I can do is respectfully request that younger people refrain from commenting on films like "The Mating Game".
Movies like this were made for the generation that preceded the current group of your people. And as such, these films speak a very different language than any of you can understand.
In other words if you don't understand the issues the film is addressing, please don't embarrass yourself by offering comments which frankly make no sense.
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