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How to Commit Marriage
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Michael Kanin (writer)
Ben Starr (writer)
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Release Date:
12 June 1970 (Finland) See more »
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Tagline:
Bob Hope and Jackie Gleason, the two giants of comedy, show you... See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Some Funny One Liners but overall Dullsville! See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Bob Hope ... Frank Benson

Jackie Gleason ... Oliver Poe

Jane Wyman ... Elaine Benson

Leslie Nielsen ... Phil Fletcher
Maureen Arthur ... Lois Grey

Tina Louise ... Laverne Baker

Tim Matheson ... David Poe (as Tim Matthieson)

Paul Stewart ... Willoughby

Irwin Corey ... The Baba Ziba (as Professor Irwin Corey)

JoAnna Cameron ... Nancy Benson
The Comfortable Chair ... Musical Group
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Burns

Glenn Corbett ... Detective Sgt. Charlie Bancroft (archive footage)

Victoria Shaw ... Christine Downs (archive footage)
Don Brodie ... Pevney (uncredited)

Alex Gerry ... Rev. Dempster (uncredited)
Lauren Gilbert ... Ralph - Benson's Lawyer (uncredited)

Kenner G. Kemp ... Racetrack Extra (uncredited)

Anne Seymour ... Molly - Baby's Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Norman Panama 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Kanin  writer
Ben Starr  writer

Produced by
Bill Lawrence .... producer
 
Original Music by
Joseph J. Lilley 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang 
 
Film Editing by
Ronald Sinclair 
 
Art Direction by
Edward D. Engoron 
 
Set Decoration by
John Lamphear 
 
Costume Design by
Nolan Miller 
 
Makeup Department
Mike Moschella .... makeup artist
Fred Williams .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Austen Jewell .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael D. Moore .... second unit director (as Mickey Moore)
 
Sound Department
James Nelson .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Justus Gibbs .... special effects
 
Editorial Department
Igo Kantor .... editorial supervisor
 
Music Department
Joseph J. Lilley .... musical director
 
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Jack Baker .... choreographer
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
 

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95 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:S | UK:A | USA:PG | USA:M (original rating)

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Trivia:
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 The Doors.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Elaine Benson:[first line in movie] Frank... Frank! I want a divorce.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features The Crimson Kimono (1959)See more »
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DreamSee more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Some Funny One Liners but overall Dullsville!, 5 February 2004
Author: Hoohawnaynay (DA90027@aol.com) from United States

Bob Hope and Jackie Gleason do spew a few really funny one liners, but the movie has the look and feel of a TV sitcom. Jane Wyman wears the same hairstyle here that she has had since the early 50's and I think she is still wearing it the same way! This movie is harmless fluff, but it is fun to watch Bob & Jackie insult each other. Many famous faces in this movie, Tina Louise, Tim Matheson, Joanna Cameron who later went on to the Saturday morning kids show "Shazaam & Isis". Maureen Arthur is quite funny as a big breasted client of Bob. After Jane gives her the once over staring at her cleavage, Maureen gets off the barb, "Well, it's nothing you couldn't buy"! Many fat jokes at Jackie's expense. Too bad the whole movie couldn't have been as funny as some of the jokes. Still, not as hard to watch as all the garbage they pass off as entertainment today! (Friends, Survivor, etc)

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