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Bachelor in Paradise (1961)

A. J. Niles is the author of a series of 'Bachelor Books'. These books describe the romantic life of a bachelor in various cities of the world. But when he runs into trouble with the I.R.S.... See full summary »

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Adam J. Niles
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Rosemary Howard
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Dolores Jynson
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Larry Delavane
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Linda Delavane
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Thomas W. Jynson
Virginia Grey ...
Camille Quinlaw
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Judge Peterson
Florence Sundstrom ...
Mrs. Pickering
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Austin Palfrey
Clinton Sundberg ...
Rodney Jones
Alan Hewitt ...
Attorney Backett
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Mrs. Brown
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Roy Engel ...
McCracken (scenes deleted)
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A. J. Niles is the author of a series of 'Bachelor Books'. These books describe the romantic life of a bachelor in various cities of the world. But when he runs into trouble with the I.R.S. for back taxes, he needs to write another book fast, to pay them. His publisher decides a book about life in the American suburbs would be a hit, and settles him into Paradise Cove. One bachelor plus lonely housewives equals many angry husbands. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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1 November 1961 (USA)  »

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Un soltero en el paraíso  »

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Peter Pickering: [Along with his sister, Sissy, coming over to meet their new neighbor] Hi. Who are you?
Adam J. Niles: I'm Mr. Adams. I'm moving in here.
Peter Pickering: I'm Peter. I live down there.
Adam J. Niles: Down where?
Peter Pickering: I won't tell you. I'm not supposed to talk to strangers.
Sissy 'Mrs. McIntyre' Pickering: Is he a stranger?
Peter Pickering: [Motioning to his sister, who appears to be about 4 years old] Sure... This is my sister, Mrs. McIntyre.
Adam J. Niles: "Mrs." McIntyre? Well, ma'am, how do you do?
Sissy 'Mrs. McIntyre' Pickering: How do I do what?
Adam J. Niles: [Making a face] It's just not my day for women.
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Typical, 60s Hope pablum, made interesting by location filming
20 February 2006 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

This flick is sixties suburbia to pastel perfection - an "early Disneyland" middle-class wet dream.

Frankly, I've never understood Bob Hope as a sex-comedy leading man, but his later films must have made money, or they wouldn't have kept churning them out. Lana Turner is coiffed to within an inch of her life, but she honestly looks OLDER than her forty years in 1961.

Watch this for the "California coral" tract homes, the fab supermarket and the atomic drive-in we all wish still existed. However, don't expect anything more than the usual, lame Hope shtick.

Of course, Agnes Moorehead is priceless in her cameo......if only she had played a larger role.


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