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Marriage on the Rocks (1965)

Approved | | Comedy | 24 September 1965 (USA)
Ad-agency president Dan Edwards who, when he goes to Mexico to celebrate his nineteenth wedding anniversary, winds up getting divorced by mistake - whereupon his wife Valerie marries his ... See full summary »

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Dan Edwards
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Ernie Brewer
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Miguel Santos
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Jeannie MacPherson
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Jim Blake
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Shad Nathan
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Tracy Edwards
Davey Davison ...
Lisa Sterling
Michel Petit ...
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Darlene Lucht ...
Bunny (as Tara Ashton)
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Miss Blight
Flip Mark ...
Rollo
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Ad-agency president Dan Edwards who, when he goes to Mexico to celebrate his nineteenth wedding anniversary, winds up getting divorced by mistake - whereupon his wife Valerie marries his best friend Ernie Brewer by mistake. Frank's future pop star daughter Nancy Sinatra has a featured role. Written by alfiehitchie

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Nancy Sinatra was nervous acting opposite father Frank for the very first time. But worse than that, she was in the midst of a devastating divorce from first husband 'Tommy Sands' while shooting the picture, later saying that it was a good time for all the fellas on the set but she herself was extremely troubled. See more »

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Shad Nathan: The basis for an annulment is the non-consummation of a marriage.
Valerie Edwards: Well, that's obvious. I only love Dan. I merely substituted Ernie for your black negligee.
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Referenced in Dallas: Marriage on the Rocks (1988) See more »

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There Was a Sinner Man
Written by Trini López, Bobby Weinstein, Bobby Hart, Billy Barberis and Teddy Randazzo
Sung by Trini López
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Going through the motions.
27 November 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In recent months, I've watched quite a few films by the so-called Rat Pack. Some, such as "Oceans Eleven", were very good. However, quite a few really look like the actors were just going through the motions with substandard scripts--and "Marriage on the Rocks" is clearly one of these.

The film is supposed to be a kooky comedy about marriage and divorce. However, comedies, unless I'm mistaken, are supposed to be funny! This one lacks humor and more importantly any charm. The characters are all unlikable and very one-dimensional. Dean Martin plays an executive who NEVER works and chases women. Frank Sinatra plays an executive who ONLY works and is humorless and annoying. And, Deborah Kerr hates his wife who hates her marriage but NEVER tells her husband. As for the kids, they're all self-absorbed jerks.

As for the plot, it's bad but is made worse because you hate the characters. While in Mexico, Frank and Deborah ACCIDENTALLY GET DIVORCED and SHE ACCIDENTALLY MARRIES Dean!! This is pretty far-fetched and contrived. Overall, it's a tiresome film that might have worked had it been better written and had the stars (who had HUGE clout in Hollywood at the time) insisted they be given a competent plot. Tiresome.


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