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

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All of the boats at the dock have California registrations even though the scene is supposed to be in Sweden. See more »

Quotes

[Upon seeing Erik's Volkswagen]
Bob Holcomb: Maybe we had better put the car in our luggage.
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I'll Take Sweden
Composed by Ken Lauber and Diane Lampert
Performed by Frankie Avalon
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Yawn. 90 minutes of 1960s comedy sex talk and situations just like so many others.
31 July 2003 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

This film is in the style of Doris Day films that feature compromising sexual situations and innuendo while on the surface everything remains innocent fun. That may have been titillating in 1965 when you couldn't say the word "pregnant" on TV and Rob and Laura Petrie had separate beds, but now it's just boring and adolescent. I get tired of this innuendo quickly, but it's always fun explaining each joke to my wife, because the entire thing goes way over her head.

This film features blatant sexual material centering around the question of Bob Hope's daughter: will she or won't she?

The film presents Sweden as a sexually free place, while America stands for a higher morality. On the surface the movie preaches this higher morality while actually presenting and capitalizing on the intriguing images and ideas of a free-lovin' society.

One problem with this type of film is that the writers think that the innuendo will carry the film. They think that just the fact that they are covertly, or in this case, overtly, talking about sex will keep us nervously giggling and entertained, gasping in shock or winking at each other. It's like a comedian whose act relies on dirty language. Ok, they may get nervous laughs, but after some time it gets boring or even distasteful. In this film, because the writers are overconfident, they don't bother with good characters, a good plot, clever dialog, motivations, or any thing else that makes for good drama or comedy, they just let the subject of sex carry it. That just doesn't cut it, especially not in modern times when any shock value it might have had is completely gone.


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