5.2/10
159
7 user 1 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Tax collector Lorenzo Charlton comes to the Larkins' farm to ask why Pop Larkins hasn't paid his back taxes. Charlton has to stay for a day to try to estimate the income from the farm, but ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Tony Randall, Paul Douglas
Certificate: M Comedy | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Carla Campbell receives maintenance payment by three former GIs who all believe to be the father of her daughter Gia.

Director: Melvin Frank
Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Shelley Winters, Phil Silvers
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In Colorado territory, outlaw Wes McQueen escapes jail to pull a railroad robbery but, upon meeting pretty settler Julie Ann, he wonders about going straight.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, Dorothy Malone
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Brillant pianist Larry Addams allows his frustrated ambitions to ruin his life and commits suicide, leaving his wife, Lee, and two small children, Penny and Chase, under the stigma of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Walter Pidgeon, June Allyson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A meek salesman with an uncanny ability to pick horses is virtually kidnapped by a trio of gamblers.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Frank McHugh, Joan Blondell, Guy Kibbee
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A wealthy heiress returns to a small Arkansas town to furtively reward the townsfolk who helped to save her life when she was a young girl.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Arthur Hunnicutt
Crime | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

1947: Captain Jeff Eliott returns to Germany to thank the Lehrt family, who hid him during WW-II when his plane was shot down over Munich. However he learns that the parents died when their... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Marton
Stars: Gene Kelly, Pier Angeli, Richard Rober
Mary, Mary (1963)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Nine months after they split up Bob and Mary meet at his New York apartment to sort out some tax matters. He's getting married to healthy-eating Tiffany as soon as the divorce becomes final... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Barry Nelson, Diane McBain
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin, a royal subject to King Louis-Philippe and the husband of the volatile and ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn
The Silencers (1966)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In this, the first Matt Helm movie, we see Matt Helm coaxed out of semi-retirement by an attractive ex-partner. It seems that the evil Big O organization has a nefarious plan called "... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Daliah Lavi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Fred, George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. Three of them are married, only Fred is still a bachelor. They want something different than their ordinary marriages, children... See full summary »

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: Kim Novak, James Garner, Tony Randall
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An archaeologist is reminded of a past romance which sends him on a trip to the country, where he falls for the orphaned daughter of his former sweetheart.

Director: George Nichols Jr.
Stars: Anne Shirley, O.P. Heggie, Helen Westley
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Warner Bros.' wackiest, wildest, most wonderful comedy of the year. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

25 October 1963 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Not on Your Life  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Giorgia Moll, the actress who plays Elena, was Italian, not Greek. See more »

Quotes

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 ...
See more »

Connections

References The Birth of a Nation (1915) See more »

Soundtracks

Speak Not A Word
Music by Harold Adamson
Lyrics by Sammy Fain
Performed by Yacoubian & Company
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Underwhelming
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.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Hydra maljam
Walter Matthau's voice ANDREWEHUNT
island of love screening efousi
Discuss Island of Love (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?