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I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! -- A successful but super-square L.A. lawyer whose zany rebellion and uninhibited adventures turn him into a hip flower child in this uproarious comedy and superb social satire.

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Director:
Writers:
Paul Mazursky (written by) &
Larry Tucker (written by)
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Release Date:
18 October 1968 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The saga of Harold...from dedicated lawyer to dedicated dropout.
Plot:
A thirty-something square falls in love with a hippie and decides to "drop out" himself. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
Sellers Snub Still Haunts Asner
 (From WENN. 26 May 2009, 3:00 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
One of the best comedies of the 1960s See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (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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Runtime:
92 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the beginning of the movie Peter Sellers is driving his black Lincoln Continental. When he stops for a traffic light a cream colored 4 door 66 Chevy Impala or Caprice with a black vinyl top pulls up behind and one lane to his right. The view switches to Sellers viewed through the windshield and the car has changed to a 2 door cream colored 64-65 Chevelle convertible with a white top.See more »
Quotes:
Harold Fine:I'm trying to stop trying, guru.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Mind Blowers (1969)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!See more »

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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
One of the best comedies of the 1960s, 8 March 2006
Author: JasparLamarCrabb from Boston, MA

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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