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How to Commit Marriage (1969)

M  |   |  Comedy, Music, Romance  |  12 June 1970 (Finland)
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Young couple decide to live together and they wind up having a baby. They decide they should give the baby up for adoption. The baby's Mother's parents wind up adopting the baby using a fake name.

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Frank Benson
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Lois Grey
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The Baba Ziba (as Professor Irwin Corey)
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Christine Downs (archive footage)
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When a young couple is about to marry, the bride's parents decide to divorce. Loosing faith in marriage, the young couple live together instead. After the birth of a child, they put it up for adoption. The bride's parents reconcile so that they can secretly adopt their grandchild. Written by laird-3

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Bob Hope and Jackie Gleason request the honor of your presence at a swinging session on How to Commit Marriage.

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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12 June 1970 (Finland)  »

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Avioliittokaruselli  »

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This movie is the film debut of the California progressive psychedelic hippie band "The Comfortable Chair", recording artists on CBS-Ode Records, whose six band members appear as themselves in the movie. They were discovered and produced by John Densmore and Robby Krieger of famous rock band The Doors. They are: Bernie Schwartz - lead vocals, Barbara Wallace - lead vocals, Gene Garfin - lead guitar, Gary Davis - bass guitar, Greg LeRoy - drums & percussion, and Tad Barczak - synthesizer & piano keyboards. See more »

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During a golf scene Hope is first holding a golf club immediately after getting out of his cart, then is empty handed and removes a club from his bag before getting advice from Mildred to use a different iron. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Poe: [sees that Baba Ziba offers his employee the star suite] I don't understand, you're giving a menial the star dressing room?
The Baba Ziba: It is written that when the most humble enjoy the fruit then the wealthy become richer giving energy to those with all the benevolence upo,n and therefore to substantiate gives them the up-liberty for we, and the development of those that the umbilical upon those who we, and therefore many times over.
Oliver Poe: Superior wisdom... from a superior mind.
[rolls his eyes in disbelief]
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is that band anybody?
18 August 2000 | by (tecumseh michigan) – See all my reviews

Wow, when you see how Hollywood portrays the social revolution in the sixties, you can see why people had to rebell!!! The writing is definitely in the tone of the grown-ups making fun of the band names during the sixties.

It was surprising to see Tim Matheson in this movie. Also Tina Louise of Gilligan's Island fame. Leslie Nielsen is another one who is still popular.

But who is that sensitive sixties band with the dreamy sound and the groovy philosophy? They're called "The Comfortable Chair" in the movie, but embarrassing as it is to admit, they sound like a real band from the time. Someone like "Small Faces", or whatever their name was.


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