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Island of Love (1963)

Approved | | Comedy | 25 October 1963 (Finland)
A con man (Robert Preston) enlists a drunk writer (Tony Randall) to write a fictitious screen play to be funded by a rich but unethical mobster producer. The plot is the story of Adam and ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Steve Blair
Paul Ferris
Elena Harakas (as Georgia Moll)
Tony Dallas
Betty Bruce ...
Cha Cha Miller
Vassili Lambrinos ...
Gregor Pappas
Oliver Johnston ...
Prof. Krumwitz
Titos Vandis ...
Father Anaxagoras
Miranta Myrat ...
Mama Harakas (as Miranda Murat)
Lewis Charles ...


A con man (Robert Preston) enlists a drunk writer (Tony Randall) to write a fictitious screen play to be funded by a rich but unethical mobster producer. The plot is the story of Adam and Eve in Genesis in the Bible. The plot is to defraud the mobster of his bankroll. Written by thomevans

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25 October 1963 (Finland)  »

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Not on Your Life  »

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2.35 : 1
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Betty Bruce, who plays Cha Cha had scored a hit the year earlier as Tessie Tura in Gypsy (1962). See more »


Paul Ferris: No, I tell you, it was the same dream. I was sitting in the middle of the railroad tracks, and these two freight trains are coming at me from either side.
Andy: Kid, you always been so hysterical?
Paul Ferris: Only for the past 15 years. Before that I was gay and carefree, I was...
Andy: [cutting him off] Yes, yes, yes... Well, I tell you. Usually booze is the only treatment for that. Only now, I think you need a cure for the treatment.
Andy: [continues] I tell you what *I* do when I get bugged. I close my eyes, and I try to ...
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References The Birth of a Nation (1915) See more »


Speak Not A Word
Music by Harold Adamson
Lyrics by Sammy Fain
Performed by Yacoubian & Company
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3 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My tivo recently found this movie, so I gave it a watch. It wasn't awful, but it was pretty disappointing. It seems like they spent all the budget on the cast and location setting and had none left to hire any decent writers. The story is clunky and forced, the laughs tepid and infrequent. Robert Preston and Tony Randall gamely do what they can with the script, but it's really not enough to save the picture. Randall in particular just seems wasted. And Walter Matthau gives the worst performance I've ever seen from him; he not only doesn't help save the picture, he helps sink it. He just sounds so weird, wrong, and fake with that preposterous accent he's using.

I gave it 5 stars because I'll confess I did laugh out loud a couple times. But just a couple. Watch this movie as a curiosity, should the occasion arise, but don't go into it with any great expectations.

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