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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
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Camille Quinlaw
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Judge Peterson
Florence Sundstrom ...
Mrs. Pickering
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Austin Palfrey
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Rodney Jones
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Attorney Backett
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Mrs. Brown
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Un soltero en el paraíso  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Rosemary Howard: [At a Hawaiian-themed restaurant, watching while the bartender is garnishing an elaborate cocktail] Is he a bartender or a landscape architect?
Adam J. Niles: He's an artist! Would you care for a "Scorpion's Kiss"?
Rosemary Howard: Oh, is that what they're called?
Adam J. Niles: Mm hmm... And this is a "Bikini".
Rosemary Howard: That's an odd name for a drink: "Bikini".
Adam J. Niles: That's because there's not much to it, but it hits the right spots.
Rosemary Howard: [starting to giggle] Oh. Well, I've had two, and I don't feel a thing.
Adam J. Niles: Oh, we better get you another one.
Adam J. Niles: [...]
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Referenced in Hollywood My Home Town (1965) See more »

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Bachelor in Paradise
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Mack David
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Roughly what you'd expect
25 August 1999 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

I like Bob Hope a lot better than I like Doris Day. This is a Doris-Day style 60s sex comedy, except that the central character's a man with better lines.

Unusually, Bob Hope is a pretty successful lover, but otherwise he plays the normal Bob Hope character in the normal way.

It's mostly a gently enjoyable piece of innocent fluff, played pretty well on the whole. Watch out for a lovely cameo by Agnes Moorehead as the judge.

But for 1961, this was a pretty progressive film. The strong characters are the women, and their story is of fighting the stultifying boredom of housewifery and being respected as people.

Nothing spectacular, but carried out competently. If you like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing you like.


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