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


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)  »

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


When Mr. Holcomb & Karin check into the hotel they are given room 104 but later when they are searching for his daughter and stumble into 106, Karin states that this is their room. See more »


[Upon seeing Erik's Volkswagen]
Bob Holcomb: Maybe we had better put the car in our luggage.
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There'll Be Rainbows Again
Composed by Bobby Beverly and "By' Dunham'
Performed by Frankie Avalon
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Audacity doesn't BEGIN to describe this Hope(less) guilty pleasure!
17 July 2001 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

JOJO(Weld): Daddy, I think I found Mister right! BOB HOLCOLM (HOPE): OH, I KNOW A BILL WRIGHT!

And so begins the first salvo fired in this joyously painful assault on a genre that was stale long before this was dumped on hundreds of deserted theaters-the generation gap comedy. Acres of atrocious puns and one-liners battle the parameters of entertainment decency---yet who can resist? Take an aging Frankie Avalon, a budding star in Weld appearing in her last thankless role until "Cincinnati Kid"saved her, aryan legend Jeremy Slate and producer Edward Small's cardboard studio backdrops substituting for Scandinavia, mix with Johnny Carson's longtime producer/director and you have the beginning of Hope's career slide that didn't hit rock bottom until "Cancel my Reservation" was unleashed 7 years hence. It's been 30 years since his last starring role and the scary thing is, the entire cast of all of his yearly cinematic holocausts from 65-72 are still alive and could reunite for Boy, Did I Get A Wrong Number 2 (the late, great Cesare Danova not withstanding). Suffice to say Hope was always only as good as his writers. The impossibly guileless challenge of his obnoxiously un-hip, sexist attitude and the wardrobe straight from Squaresville will amuse only the few Hope cultists who find the sheer bombastic gall and idiocy riotous (guilty!)--- and the ultimate irony--- touching. Younger audiences catching this on the tube without warning are bound to be indifferent-the coup de gras for longevity (the ancient comic trying to prove his lasting power to the few loyal surviving fans) and unlike the timeless masters- e.g. Buster Keaton, Fields, etc. there will undoubtedly not be a re-discovery of Hope's excellent early work as the residue of the crap of the last 40 years is too thick to peel away. I'll Take Sweden" is his best film since 1965. For those who thought this a temporary mis-step in Hope's career----a helmet-headed Marjorie Lord waited anxiously in the wings.........

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