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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:
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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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Maudie Prickett ...
Spinster
Beverly Powers ...
Electra (as Beverly Hills)
Siv Marta Aberg ...
Inger
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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 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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Amor al estilo sueco  »

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

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When Kenny is playing guitar, both in the beginning in the house and later at the trailer, it is clear he isn't playing the guitar. In fact at the trailer, he doesn't move his fingers, yet the guitar sounds change keys. See more »

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[Upon seeing Erik's Volkswagen]
Bob Holcomb: Maybe we had better put the car in our luggage.
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Killin' Polka
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Composed by Jimmie Haskell and 'By' Dunham
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I'll Take Sweden was quite an enjoyable '60s Bob Hope vehicle for me
15 July 2010 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

After weeks ago taping this and the one that preceded it-Kings Go Forth-on DVR off the THIS movie channel, I finally decided to watch Bob Hope's I'll Take Sweden. Unfortunately, while the previous picture's enjoyment was marred a little bit by having the scenes freeze and then fade out constantly while the audio was still running during the ending scenes, so it was with this one during the beginning ones. Still, once that was fixed, I did find this one quite amusing if not completely hilarious despite, or maybe because of, the silly contrivances that permeated the whole screenplay written by Nat Perrin, Robert Fisher, and Arthur Marx, the latter of which happens to be the son of the one and only Groucho. I mean, Mr. Hope still has a way with a punchline and Frankie Avalon provides some energy with his slacker role with enjoyable, if a little forgettable, music interludes. Dina Merril is appealing enough as Bob's paramour and Tuesday Weld provides her own charms as his stunning daughter. Then there's Jeremy Slate as the Swedish rival with Avalon for Ms. Weld's attentions. While he and Ms. Merril are close to overdoing the Scandinavian accent, his is almost close to irritating. Good thing it all turns out the way it does. But all in all, with competent direction from Frederick De Cordova, I rather enjoyed I'll Take Sweden.


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