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Marriage on the Rocks (1965)

 -  Comedy  -  24 September 1965 (USA)
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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 ... 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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Shad Nathan
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Tracy Edwards
Davey Davison ...
Lisa Sterling
Michel Petit ...
David Edwards (as Michael Petit)
Trini López ...
Himself
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Lola
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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Someone in Mexico took exception to the idea of their country being a place for quickie divorces or marriages, convinced the government to block Frank Sinatra (for a time) from entering Mexico, even though he owned property down there. See more »

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Shad Nathan: You're emotionally upset, have a glass of water.
Valerie Edwards: I don't want a glass of water, I want a divorce!
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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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