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I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! -- One day you're a career 9-to-5er with a pending marriage The next, you chuck it all for beads, bell-bottoms and free love that's how things are for Harold Fine.


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Release Date:
18 October 1968 (USA) See more »
The saga of Harold...from dedicated lawyer to dedicated dropout.
A thirty-something square falls in love with a hippie and decides to "drop out" himself. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
Sellers Snub Still Haunts Asner
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Sellers ... Harold

Jo Van Fleet ... Mother

Leigh Taylor-Young ... Nancy

Joyce Van Patten ... Joyce

David Arkin ... Herbie

Herb Edelman ... Murray
Salem Ludwig ... Father
Louis Gottlieb ... Guru
Grady Sutton ... Funeral Director
Janet Clark ... Mrs. Foley
Jorge Moreno ... Mr. Rodriguez

Ed Peck ... Man in Dress Shop
Jack Margolis ... Big Bear
Eddra Gale ... Love Lady
Carol O'Leary ... Anita
Christian Brando ... El Greco (as Gary Brown)
Sidney Clute ... Mechanic (as Sid Clute)
Roy Glenn ... Gas Station Attendant
Joe Dominguez ... Grandfather Rodriguez
William Bramley ... 1st Patrolman
Vince Howard ... 2nd Patrolman (as Vincent Howard)
Robert Miller Driscoll ... Crying Hippie
Karen Mickievic ... Crying Hippie's Wife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hy Averback ... Rabbi Conducting Wedding Ceremony (uncredited)
Ron Burke ... Surfer (uncredited)

Paul Mazursky ... Hippie on Sidewalk (uncredited)

Bobbie Shaw Chance ... Maid of Honor (uncredited)
Larry Tucker ... Hitch-hiker (uncredited)

Directed by
Hy Averback 
Writing credits
Paul Mazursky (written by) &
Larry Tucker (written by)

Produced by
Charles H. Maguire .... producer (as Charles Maguire)
Paul Mazursky .... executive producer
Larry Tucker .... executive producer
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein (music)
Cinematography by
Philip H. Lathrop (director of photography) (as Philip Lathrop)
Film Editing by
Robert C. Jones (film editor)
Production Design by
Pato Guzman (production designed by)
Set Decoration by
Audrey A. Blasdel  (as Audrey Blasdel)
Costume Design by
Theadora Van Runkle (costumes designed by)
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist
Larry Geller .... hair stylist to Mr. Sellers (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Cunningham .... assistant director
Fred Giles .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Everett A. Hughes .... sound by
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer (uncredited)
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrations
Leo Shuken .... orchestrations
Bob Thompson .... vocal arranger
Dan Wallin .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Bert Steinberger .... dialogue supervisor
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92 min
Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:14A (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | New Zealand:R16 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (2006) | UK:X (1968) | USA:R | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | USA:TV-14 (TV rating)

Did You Know?

The beach scenes were shot at Leo Carrillo State Beach in Malibu and Venice Beach.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: At Harold and Joyce's wedding the first words spoken by the Rabbi do not match the video.See more »
Guru:[Walking on beach] Do you know youself?
Harold Fine:I'm trying to know myself.
Guru:You will know yourself when you stop trying.
Harold Fine:I'm trying to stop trying.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in A Couple of Trouble (1969)See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out, 23 March 2014
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

I Love You Alice B. Toklas is one nostalgic film, especially for those who partook in the hippie movement. It expresses some of the joy and frustrations of what it entails.

Peter Sellers is your 40 something Jewish lawyer from Los Angeles who has put off matrimony, concentrating on work and material success. Now he's ready to take the plunge with Joyce Van Patten and nothing thrills his parents Salem Ludwig and Jo Van Fleet than to see their son final settle down.

But a chance encounter with hippie chick Leigh Taylor-Young on the Freeway where she's hitchhiking and he tunes in, turns on, and drops out. The second is the most important when after a night of some wild sex Taylor- Young gives him some of those marijuana laced brownies so popular in the day. Even his fiancé and parents partake and the result is the most hilarious scene in the film.

I suppose that people have to have a fling at something equivalent of hippie when they're young. Sad to say there is a time when one has to buckle down and assume a few responsibilities for yourself. If we all could be hippies that would be nice, but we all never will be. It was no accident that they were called flower 'children'.

Which brings me to the ending of this film. Sellers eventually has issue with Taylor-Young and they split, but can't commit to his former life and the relationships therein. Director Hy Averback gives us a happy ending which is both funny and yet sad in a way because we really don't know what Sellers will do because he doesn't know himself. I feared the worst for Peter.

A nice cast supports Sellers and Jo Van Fleet has to be singled out as the ultimate Jewish mother. Also take note of Herb Edelman as Sellers brother-in-law, confidante, and a rebound man from way back.

Nice film. Too bad we aren't all hippies. And it would have to be all of us to make it work.

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