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The Mating Game (1959)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | October 1959 (Austria)
An uptight IRS agent is ordered to investigate a rural family in debt to the government...but the family - including lovely daughter Mariette - help him loosen up.

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Oliver Kelsey
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Wendell Burnshaw
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Rev. Osgood
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Inspector General Bigelow
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Chief Guthrie
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Barney (as Bill Smith)
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David DeGroot
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Lee Larkin
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Grant Larkin
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Caryl Bailey ...
Susan Larkin
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Storyline

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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Filmed on location in the haystack! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Engel unter Sündern  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was Paul Douglas' last film. He died in 1959 of a heart attack, the same year it was made. He was born in 1907, making him 52 when he made this film. He had been offered a starring role in Billy Wilder's 1960 comedy, The Apartment, but the role was given to Fred MacMurray after Paul Douglas passed away. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mariette Larkin: I'll bet you made the doctor show his license before he slapped your bottom!
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Referenced in Hollywoodland (2006) See more »

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I've Got You Under My Skin
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Tony Randall (uncredited)
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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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