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Director:
Writers:
Cy Howard (screenplay)
Cy Howard (story)
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Release Date:
24 September 1965 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Any Number Can Play!
Plot:
Ad-agency president Dan Edwards who, when he goes to Mexico to celebrate his nineteenth wedding anniversary... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Marriage Sank Without A Trace See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Frank Sinatra ... Dan Edwards

Deborah Kerr ... Valerie Edwards

Dean Martin ... Ernie Brewer

Cesar Romero ... Miguel Santos

Hermione Baddeley ... Jeannie MacPherson

Tony Bill ... Jim Blake

John McGiver ... Shad Nathan

Nancy Sinatra ... Tracy Edwards
Davey Davison ... Lisa Sterling
Michel Petit ... David Edwards (as Michael Petit)
Trini López ... Himself

Joi Lansing ... Lola
Darlene Lucht ... Bunny (as Tara Ashton)

Kathleen Freeman ... Miss Blight
Flip Mark ... Rollo

DeForest Kelley ... Mr. Turner

Sigrid Valdis ... Kitty
Byron Foulger ... Mr. Bruno
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carol Anderson ... Receptionist (uncredited)

Parley Baer ... Dr. Newman (uncredited)
Jean Bartel ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Family Member (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Roberto Contreras ... Assistant (uncredited)
Douglas Deane ... Bearded Man (uncredited)
Stanley Farrar ... Assistant (uncredited)
Linda Foster ... Girl in Bathing Suit (uncredited)
John J. Fox ... Announcer (uncredited)
Nacho Galindo ... Mayor (uncredited)
Frank Gerstle ... Assistant (uncredited)
Gay Gordon ... Beach Character (uncredited)
Tina Mangosing ... Bridal Senorita (uncredited)
Hedley Mattingly ... Mr. Smythe (uncredited)
William Meader ... Clerk (uncredited)
Louis Nicoletti ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Karen Norris ... Assistant (uncredited)
Marliza Pons ... Lobby Senorita (uncredited)
Joe Raciti ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Cage Dancer (uncredited)
Linda Rivera ... Bridal Senorita (uncredited)

Reta Shaw ... Saleslady at Saks (uncredited)
Al Silvani ... Mexican Character (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Donohue 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cy Howard  screenplay
Cy Howard  story "Community Property"

Produced by
William H. Daniels .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nelson Riddle 
 
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels 
 
Film Editing by
Sam O'Steen 
 
Art Direction by
LeRoy Deane 
 
Set Decoration by
Arthur Krams 
William L. Kuehl 
 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Joseph Musso .... production illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Dan Wallin .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Music Department
Nelson Riddle .... conductor
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
 
Other crew
George Barris .... car customizer: Zebra Mustang
Jonathan Lucas .... choreographer
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
109 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:K-12 | Germany:12 | Netherlands:14 | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2006)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Dan Edwards:One of these days all these girls are going to show up at the same time and you are going to get shot.
Ernie Brewer:Oh but what a cuckoo firing squad.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
There Was a Sinner ManSee more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Marriage Sank Without A Trace, 17 February 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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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