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The Marriage-Go-Round (1961)

A Swedish woman wants her American host to father her baby.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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A Swedish woman wants her American host to father her baby.

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Carosello matrimoniale  »

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The original Broadway production of "Marriage-Go-Round" by Leslie Stevens opened on October 29, 1958 at the Plymouth Theater and ran for 431 performances. The original Broadway cast included Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert and Julie Newmar who won the 1959 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play and recreated her role in the movie version. See more »

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Today she'd just want sperm
3 August 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

James Mason and Susan Hayward two big film names replaced Broadway stars Charles Boyer and Claudette Colbert for the film version of the play The Marriage Go Round. Mason and Hayward were both at or near the top of their careers, Hayward being just three years away from her career Oscar winning role in I Want To Live and Mason was off a big box office hit in Journey To The Center Of The Earth.

The two play a pair of married professors and the film is done in the format of both of them giving a lecture on some recent trial their marriage went through. The trial came in the person of blond statuesque Swede Julie Newmar who is the daughter of a colleague that Mason knows. He knew Julie as a child, but she's all grown up now and fully developed in all the right places.

Mason's considered a genius and Newmar who has an IQ to match her measurements is brutally frank in what she wants. She wants Mason, but she's not clear in why she wants him at first. Simply for breeding purposes. She wants him to father a super genius child. Today I'm sure Mason might just donate his sperm.

Well whether for romance or breeding Hayward ain't having any. Such is the basis of this comedy which on Broadway had a 431 performance run for 1958-1960. It's slight and amusing and probably played better on stage on the one scene in the living room of the Mason/Hayward home. Still fans of the stars will like it.


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