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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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Ship's Captain
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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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

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 »

Quotes

[Upon seeing Erik's Volkswagen]
Bob Holcomb: Maybe we had better put the car in our luggage.
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Would You Like My Last Name
Composed by Ken Lauber and Diane Lampert
Performed by Frankie Avalon
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Fun with Frankie Avalon
31 May 2013 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Wise-cracking widower Bob Hope (as Robert "Bob" Holcomb) arrives home to discover his pretty blonde daughter Tuesday Weld (as JoJo Holcomb) is engaged to pseudo-rock 'n' roll singer Frankie Avalon (as Kenny Klinger). Mr. Avalon has dropped put of college, rides a motorcycle, lives in a small trailer, and takes Ms. Weld out to strip clubs. Hope is horrified. In order to get Weld away from Avalon, he accepts a job transfer to Stockholm. There, Hope discovers a Swedish custom regarding pre-marital sex...

We are told, in order to determine how well they are "suited for each other," Swedes have sex before getting married. This insures a low divorce rate. Hope romances attractive Dina Merrill (as Karin Granstedt Martoni) and Weld prepares to lose her virginity during a two week vacation with playboy Jeremy Slate (as Erik Carlson). Hope declares, "Nobody's gonna chalk up any mileage on JoJo without getting a driver's license first!" To make Weld change her mind, Hope contacts Avalon in America...

Avalon returns to the storyline and gives the film a final burst of energy. The highlight is his performance of "I'll Take Sweden, Ya Ya Ya!" In brief blue swim trunks, Avalon gyrates around a boatyard, attracting Rosemarie Frankland in a white bikini. The beauty queen with obvious assets moved from Hope (one of the comedian's many alleged companions) to Grass Roots singer Warren Entner. Avalon was no longer selling rock 'n' roll records, but he is funnier and more appealing than all others, herein.

****** I'll Take Sweden (6/2/65) Frederick de Cordova ~ Bob Hope, Frankie Avalon, Tuesday Weld, Dina Merrill


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