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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miguel Santos
Jim Blake
Tracy Edwards
Lisa Sterling
Michel Petit ...
David Edwards
Trini López ...
Trini Lopez (as Trini Lopez)
Darlene Lucht ...
Bunny (as Tara Ashton)
Flip Mark ...


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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24 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Community Property  »

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


Saleslady at Saks: Now, this
[black negligee]
Saleslady at Saks: just came in, direct from Paris and it looks like you. It's called Viva la Derriere. Trust me. It will be perfect for what you want.
Valerie Edwards: Wow! It better do what I want. It costs more than a washing machine.
Saleslady at Saks: Now, listen, this will do things a washing machine never even thought of.
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Referenced in Sweet Bird of Youth: Chasing Time (2006) See more »


There Was a Sinner Man
Music by Trini López (as Trini Lopez)
Lyrics by Bobby Weinstein, Bobby Hart, Billy Barberis and Teddy Randazzo
Performed by Trini López
[Trini López performs the song at the go-go club]
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Going through the motions.
27 November 2013 | by 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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