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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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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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Warner Brothers/Seven Arts sold the film with the tagline "The saga of Harold...from dedicated lawyer to dedicated dropout." Afraid of the film's humorous depiction of recreational drug use, the studio backed off from Paul Mazursky's suggestion that they make the poster more psychedelic. See more »

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When Harold and Nancy first make love, the light shining on Nancy's butterfly tattoo makes it clear that it is a decal, not a real tattoo. 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 The Mind Blowers (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!
(1968) (uncredited)
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Larry Tucker and Paul Mazursky
Arranged by Bob Thompson
Performed by Harpers Bizarre
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One of the best comedies of the 1960s
8 March 2006 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

One of the best comedies of the 1960s and one of the most subversive as well...it's difficult to believe that Warner Bros. released I LOVE YOU ALICE B. TOKLAS. Peter Sellers, in his most American role, plays Harold Fine, an uptight mama's boy putting off any commitment to girlfriend Joyce Van Patten. He falls head over heels for free-spirited Leigh Taylor Young and all hell breaks loose. Sellers is brilliant, Van Patten is pretty funny, and Taylor-Young is striking. The movie is nearly stolen by Jo Van Fleet as Sellers mother, a shrike to be sure, and hysterical eating a "special" brownie. She's priceless...once again giving a great performance as a character of a substantially more advanced age...she was 54 playing 43 year old Sellers mother! Hy Averback's direction is clever and the film is filled with a lot of funny gags...a highlight is Sellers and crew driving ALL OVER Los Angeles in search of a funeral.


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