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6 January 1961 (USA) See more »
THIS MAN HAS A PROBLEM! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
A Swedish woman wants her American host to father her baby. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Susan Hayward ... Content Delville

James Mason ... Paul Delville

Julie Newmar ... Katrin Sveg
Robert Paige ... Dr. Ross Barnett
June Clayworth ... Flo Granger
Joe Kirkwood Jr. ... Henry 'Doc' Granger
Mary Patton ... Mamie Barnett
Trax Colton ... Crew Cut - Party Guest

Tony Bennett ... Himself - Vocalist - Title Song (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Astar ... The Sultan (uncredited)

Mark Bailey ... Paul Delville Jr. (uncredited)
Anne Benton ... Elizabeth Delville (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Party Guest (uncredited)
John Bryant ... Young Professor (uncredited)
Kirk Elliott ... Crewcut - Party Guest (uncredited)
Everett Glass ... Older Professor (uncredited)
James Gonzalez ... Party Guest (uncredited)
William Herrin ... Crewcut - Party Guest (uncredited)
John Kroger ... Crewcut - Party Guest (uncredited)
Constantin Moskalenko ... Crewcut - Party Guest (uncredited)
Quinn K. Redeker ... Crewcut - Party Guest (uncredited)
Michael Sean ... Crewcut - Party Guest (uncredited)
Alfred E. Smith ... Crewcut - Party Guest (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Bruce Tegner ... Judo Man (uncredited)
Don Voyne ... Crewcut - Party Guest (uncredited)

Tony Young ... Crewcut - Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Walter Lang 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Leslie Stevens  play

Produced by
Leslie Stevens .... producer
Original Music by
Dominic Frontiere 
Cinematography by
Leo Tover 
Film Editing by
Jack W. Holmes 
Art Direction by
Duncan Cramer 
Costume Design by
Charles Le Maire 
Makeup Department
Emmy Eckhardt .... hair stylist
Thomas Tuttle .... makeup artist
Other crew
Rose Steinberg .... script supervisor

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98 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

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. Julie Newmar 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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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Today she'd just want sperm, 3 August 2015
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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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