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Writers:
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 request the honor of your presence at a swinging session on How to Commit Marriage.
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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is that band anybody? See more (12 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:

Glenn Corbett ... Detective Sergeant Charlie Bancroft (archive footage)
Victoria Shaw ... Christine Downs (archive footage)
Don Brodie ... Pevney (uncredited)
Alex Gerry ... Reverend Dempster (uncredited)
Lauren Gilbert ... Ralph, Benson's Lawyer (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Racetrack Extra (uncredited)

Anne Seymour ... Molly, Baby's Nurse (uncredited)
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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
 
Other crew
Jack Baker .... choreographer
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
 

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

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Trivia:
Last theatrical movie appearance of Jane Wyman.See more »
Quotes:
Oliver Poe:[taking phone call from Pevney] I got your offer. It's an insult for such a distinguished musical group like The Post-Nasal Drip. However, you can look at the Uncollected Trash, the Five Commandments, the Kumquats, the Horny Toads, or the Slime Benders.
Pevney:Are they any good?
Oliver Poe:They haven't taken a bath in three months.
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Movie Connections:
Features The Crimson Kimono (1959)See more »
Soundtrack:
A Child's GardenSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
is that band anybody?, 18 August 2000
Author: mmckie-2 from tecumseh michigan

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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