The Art of Love (1965)

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Struggling artist fakes his own death so his works will increase in value.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Casey Barnett
Paul Sloane
Laurie Gibson
Madame Coco La Fontaine
Pierre Olaf ...
Miiko Taka ...
Chou Chou
Irving Jacobson ...
Mr. Fromkis
Jay Novello ...
Mrs. Sarah Fromkis
Renzo Cesana ...
Leon Belasco ...
Louis Mercier ...


Painter Paul Sloan feels he's a failure, since nobody will buy his paintings. His art dealer informs him, that the works of an artist become much more wanted and valuable if the artist is dead. Therefore, Paul, together with his friend Casey Barnett, plans to fake his own suicide. However, it starts looking like Casey has murdered Paul and when Casey starts making a move for Paul's fiancée, he decides to get revenge. However, Paul falls in love with Nikki, who has also tried to commit suicide. Written by Anders E Lundin

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Two nimble American rascals turn Paris on its ear!!!




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Release Date:

8 July 1965 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

El arte de amar  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mae West was originally offered the role of Madame Coco La Fontaine but the producers refused to let her write her own dialogue, so the part went to Ethel Merman. See more »


Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Norman Jewison (1999) See more »


Written by Cy Coleman and Don Raye
Performed by Ethel Merman
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Totally Hysterical and a real GEM of a movie. Where is the DVD?????
7 April 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I would have to totally agree with some of the other comments, that this is one of the funniest movies that I have ever seen. James Garner, Dick Van Dyke, Elke Sommers, Ethel Merman and others make this movie so hilariously hysterical. Yes it is not an Oscar winning plot, but the story still is so funny that I am hard pressed not to include this in my list of top ten 'Funnist Movies to see' only problem is that unless you find it on the TV as an old movie you cannot see it at all. Which leads me into my question to you 'Imdb'and The Hollywood Moguls how can we solve this horrible oversight. Yes I can play it again in my mind but to watch and hear again especially the hysterical old lady who is cackling "Guillotine! Ha Ha! Guillotine!" would be so awesome, on DVD with lots of bloopers would be a dream come true. Please do not fail us. PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE, (an E for each year of this oversight, let's hope you don't want FFFFFFFFFFFFF's)

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