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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 ...
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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Trivia

In a scene with Nancy Sinatra and her girlfriend, they are looking over various LP's that are scattered on the bed. These are all on the Reprise label, which her father started in 1960. See more »

Quotes

Miss Blight: Mr. Brewer, our quota is 30 letters a day. We must make our quota.
Ernie Brewer: I know what we'll do Miss Blight. Why don't you write them and I'll just sign them.
Miss Blight: Oh, now, it won't take too long. My shorthand is 150 and my typing is 100.
Ernie Brewer: And Lola was 38-22-36.
Miss Blight: I beg pardon?
Ernie Brewer: I'm just dreaming. Just dreaming!
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Sung by Trini López
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Marriage Sank Without A Trace
17 February 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The only reason this film gets as high as four is for all the talent involved. If Frank and Dean had sung in this film it might have rated higher. But the plain fact is that Marriage on the Rocks just ain't that funny.

Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are best friends and partners in an advertising agency. Sinatra is married to Deborah Kerr with two kids and a mother-in-law in the house. Dino is a carefree bachelor and all around swinger and boozer. Basically these two really play themselves so there's no great stretch of any thespian talent.

Through an odd combination of circumstances, Sinatra and Kerr whose marriage is going through a rough patch go to Mexico on a second honeymoon and through the machinations of divorce attorney Cesar Romero they get an instant Mexican divorce. Then when Sinatra can't make it back to Mexico, he sends Dino back to pick up Kerr and offer an explanation and Martin winds up married to Kerr.

Now their roles are reversed and Martin is now a stepfather to Nancy Sinatra and Michael Petit and Sinatra's having a whale of a good time leading a swinging, ring-a-ding life. Of course all gets righted in the end.

We've seen it all before from Frank and Dean. This would be their last joint film appearance for 17 years until Cannonball Run II. Mainly because of the critical roasting this film got. Both of them just walk through the parts here. Dean Martin was just starting his highly successful television series which would be his main venue for the next decade and Frank was doing some very nice television specials around that time.

It would have been nice if both of them had sang some more on the big screen, but no more movie singing for them, except for Dino in the first Matt Helm film.

In any event the Rat Pack was breaking up as the two of them plus Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Joey Bishop all started doing their own thing more and more.

Deborah Kerr looks like she's wondering how she got there with the boys, she certainly doesn't have the right spirit to be a Rat Pack broad like Shirley MacLaine or Angie Dickinson or Barbara Rush.

In fact Marriage on the Rocks is one colossal waste of an incredible assembly of talented players.


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