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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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Going through the motions. See more (13 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)
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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Soundtrack:
There Was a Sinner ManSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Going through the motions., 27 November 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

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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