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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:
Dan Edwards
Ernie Brewer
Miguel Santos
Jeannie MacPherson
Jim Blake
Shad Nathan
Tracy Edwards
Davey Davison ...
Lisa Sterling
Michel Petit ...
David Edwards (as Michael Petit)
Trini López ...
Darlene Lucht ...
Bunny (as Tara Ashton)
Miss Blight
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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Release Date:

24 September 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Community Property  »

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Even though it starred Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, neither of them sang any songs nor featured any of their hit songs in this movie. 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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Frank And Dean Put In An Appearance
3 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film intends to be wacky, I think, but ends up being nothing more than annoying. Where is the comedy in this comedy? Comedies should be fun. This one saunters through some boring situations, with lackluster performances, and expects laughs, apparently.

Frank Sinatra plays the role of the married man, firmly entrenched in responsibility, with a family that doesn't appreciate him. He goes through the motions, except when it comes to his job.

Dean Martin is best friend and bachelor--another cliché of the mid-sixties. He is constantly juggling the attentions of sexy women, providing a stark contrast to his "square" buddy, Frank.

Deborah Kerr's talents are wasted as Frank's wife--feeling unfulfilled and starved for attention.

The entire story revolves around a reversal that is as unfunny as it is improbable--Dean mistakenly marries Deborah. Oh, what will they do? How can they possibly extricate themselves from this situation that is filled with life lessons and comic banter?

I cannot recommend this film to anyone. It is mirthless.

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