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I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 18 October 1968 (USA)
A thirty-something square falls in love with a hippie and decides to "drop out" himself.

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Murray
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Carol O'Leary ...
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Peter Sellers stars as Harold Fine, a self-described square--a 35-year-old Los Angeles Lawyer who is not looking forward to middle age and his upcoming wedding. His life changes, however, when he falls in love with Nancy, a free-spirited, innocent, and beautiful young hippie. After Harold and his family enjoy some of her "groovy" brownies, he decides to "drop out" with her and become a hippie too. But can he return to his old life when he discovers that the hippie lifestyle is just a little too independent and irresponsible for his tastes? Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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The saga of Harold...from dedicated lawyer to dedicated dropout.

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Comedy | Romance

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18 October 1968 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Peter Sellers developed a crush on Leigh Taylor-Young, who was married at the time to Ryan O'Neal. That made a huge problem with the scene in which his character is supposed to turn on his hippie sweetheart. Hy Averback tried to get Sellers to change the way he was playing the scene to no avail. When Paul Mazursky stepped in and told Sellers his behaviour was hurting the film, the actor turned on him, ending the relationship they had just begun to repair. See more »

Goofs

At Harold and Joyce's wedding the first words spoken by the Rabbi do not match the video. See more »

Quotes

Harold: I've got pot, I've got acid, I've got LSD cubes, I've got... I've got this thing here... I'm probably the hippest guy around here. I'm so hip, it hurts!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Deadly Mantis (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played twice at weddings
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Sellers drops out in charming time capsule
28 February 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Harold Fine (Peter Sellers) is an uptight lawyer, a member of the Establishment. His longtime girlfriend Joyce finally has pinned Harold down on a wedding date, and his life seems to be settling down. But wait! Harold meets Nancy, a friend of his hippie brother, at a family funeral. Turned on by her free thinking, free loving, and free living, Harold leaves Joyce at the altar to be with Nancy. He drops out of society and into hippiedom! Sellers isn't the most likely person to play this role, but he's very good in it. Leigh Taylor-Young, as Nancy, is positively ravishing. The movie takes you back to the late sixties, even if you've never been there. All the sights and sounds are lovingly created by director Hy Averback. And the script! Nearly every aspect of counterculture society in the late sixties is covered, and there's hardly a stagnant scene. In particular, the wild parties at Harold's apartment and the scene where the policeman come upon Harold and Nancy in the backseat of his car are real gems.


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