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I'll Take Sweden (1965)

 -  Comedy  -  18 June 1965 (USA)
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Single father Bob Holcomb, dissatisfied with his daughter JoJo's choice of partner, seizes an unexpected opportunity to bring her on a trip to Sweden in order for her to forget all thoughts... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bob Holcomb
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JoJo Holcomb
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Kenny Klinger
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Karin Granstedt
Jeremy Slate ...
Erik Carlson
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Marti
Walter Sande ...
Bjork
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Olaf
Peter Bourne ...
Ingemar
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Hilda (as Fay deWitt)
Alice Frost ...
Greta
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Ship's Captain
Maudie Prickett ...
Spinster
Beverly Powers ...
Electra (as Beverly Hills)
Siv Marta Aberg ...
Inger
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Storyline

Single father Bob Holcomb, dissatisfied with his daughter JoJo's choice of partner, seizes an unexpected opportunity to bring her on a trip to Sweden in order for her to forget all thoughts on marriage. Confronted with liberal Swedish morals, he finds out that marriage might not be too bad an idea after all. Written by Anders Andersson <andersa@DoCS.UU.SE>

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If Blondes have more fun...then Sweden's got to be the funniest place on earth!

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18 June 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor al estilo sueco  »

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Trivia

As a publicity stunt, studio offered a role to one of then president LBJ's daughters. She declined. See more »

Goofs

The cars' steering wheels are in left side and are driving on the right while Sweden had traffic on the left until 1967, thus showing that even the Swedish scenes were shot in the U.S. See more »

Quotes

[Upon seeing Erik's Volkswagen]
Bob Holcomb: Maybe we had better put the car in our luggage.
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Composed by Jimmie Haskell and 'By' Dunham
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Silly.... but fun

As far as comedies that deal with young people's attitudes towards sex go; "I'll Take Sweden", dumb as it may be, has loads more charm than the largely gross comedies that are dished up to audiences today.

Bob Hope, (with badly died dark hair) ever the professional, copes well with the sometimes unfunny lines given to him. There's super elegant Dina Merrill; Frankie Avalon brimming with youthful ebullience and Tuesday Weld, simultaneously demure and sexy, as always.

Despite the often ridiculous depiction of the social mores of the time, somehow the movie remains immensely watchable largely because of the cast, who all had careers of some interest. From this fun but undoubted mediocrity, Hope's movies went downhill steadily and embarrassingly. Merrill went into television with unspectacular results. Avalon didn't quite survive the beach movies which made him so popular at the time. Weld had the good sense to break the mold into which the system had cast her, moving on to many fine performances, if not quite becoming the star that at the time would have seemed she was destined to become.

For those interested in the actors involved, there's something to enjoy in this innocuous yet not obnoxious 95 minutes.




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