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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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He's the world's greatest authority on love... and she has a few ideas of her own! See more »

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1 November 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un soltero en el paraíso  »

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2.35 : 1
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Adam J. Niles: Now, let me see. You'll be my landlady and secretary, and I'll be your tenant and your boss.
Rosemary Howard: A very involved relationship.
Adam J. Niles: Yeah, and if you raise my rent, I'll lower your salary.
Rosemary Howard: You lower my salary, I'll raise my voice!
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Invitation
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Music by Bronislau Kaper
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One of Hope's best - everyone was superbly cast!
20 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this motion picture in 1961, and it stuck with me for a few reasons. I was raised in a tract neighborhood nearly identical to 'Paradise Village', so it's like 'going home'. Hope was never funnier along with Lana Turner, but Janis Paige was superb in her role as a 'seductress'. I'm told that Miss Turner had never been in a supermarket prior to the scenes of this picture...but she had so much fun after that, her daughter took her almost weekly to one. The music is spectacular, especially the Henry Mancini-penned theme at the beginning and end - it's the first piece of 'sophisticated scandalous' music I can remember hearing. Many shots of some great now-classic autos, as well(Dodge, Chrysler 300, etc.). Al in all, it's a 'dated' motion picture, but still funny and enjoyable to watch.


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