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Marriage on the Rocks -- What do you do when you have a Marriage on the Rocks? You swap your fuddy-duddy hubby Dan for his swingin' bachelor best friend Ernie and watch the spraks fly.


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Release Date:
24 September 1965 (USA) See more »
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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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No surfer dudes and no 007 rips offs. What else could they do? See more (15 total) »


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

Did You Know?

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 »
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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No surfer dudes and no 007 rips offs. What else could they do?, 30 September 2014
Author: bear1955 from New York NY

Watch it once at least; Frank Sinatra in any role is worthy of that. The film is really a curiosity; a look at an America that wasn't quite real but somewhat was, especially to the principals and producers I'd say. I don;t like that at all in films unless it is presented knowingly or can be accomplished with a wink. It is not, here. The stock players are OK because they don't get to shine here, unfortunately. The stars seem to me calculated to be a draw back then and were surely needed for an "adult" film of the day that was NOT one of the Bond 007 rip-offs of the time. The story depends on too many stereotypes and silliness that are worthy only of an average sitcoms. It can tend to be cringe-worthy, now. There are other, better 'war of the sexes' comedies instead, even with Sinatra as in "Come Blow Your Horn" and a couple of the best Doris Day movies of the period that truly are funny.

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