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The Love God? (1969)

 -  Comedy  -  August 1969 (USA)
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Abner Audubon Peacock (Don Knotts) is the publisher of a bird-watcher's magazine which is converted into a girlie mag by an unscrupulous operator Osborn Tremaine (Edmond O'Brien).

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Abner Audubon Peacock IV
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Lisa LaMonica
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Osborn Tremaine
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Darrell Evans Hughes
Maureen Arthur ...
Evelyn Tremaine
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Rose Ellen Wilkerson (as Maggie Peterson)
Jesslyn Fax ...
Miss Love
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Carter Fenton
Marjorie Bennett ...
Miss Pickering
Jim Boles ...
Amos Peacock
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Miss Keezy
Roy Stuart ...
Joe Merkel
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Atty. Gen. Frederick Snow
James Westerfield ...
Rev. Wilkerson
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Abner Audubon Peacock (Don Knotts) is the publisher of a bird-watcher's magazine which is converted into a girlie mag by an unscrupulous operator Osborn Tremaine (Edmond O'Brien).

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So many women... Not enough man.

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related material | See all certifications »

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August 1969 (USA)  »

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Sexualprotz wider Willen  »

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Goofs

Obvious stunt double for Tremaine as he is knocked over the chair in Twilight's office. The stuntman is younger than actor Edmond O'Brien (Tremaine). See more »

Quotes

Lisa LaMonica: The public wants sex, sex and more sex!
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Referenced in Hollywood Game Night: Orange Is the New Game Night (2014) See more »

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Mr. Peacock
Written by Walter Slivinski and Nat Hiken
Sung by The Blossoms (featuring Darlene Love)
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Ornithological Pornography
25 July 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Love God? finds Edmond O'Brien down, but not out as the publisher of a smut magazine where he features his wife Maureen Arthur in many issues. After yet another conviction for selling the pornography, O'Brien gets his fourth class mail permit lifted by the Postmaster General. What to do?

Inspiration hits him as he drives through the small town of Peacock Falls where one of the descendent's of the town founder, Don Knotts publishes a magazine for ornithologists that's about to go under. To get that permit, O'Brien agrees to bail Knotts out of debt and even sends him on a trip deep in the Amazon jungle to get a photograph of a rare tropical bird so he can make the necessary editorial changes.

A whole lot of good players get involved in this film in which choirmaster and scout leader Don Knotts from his small town is transformed into a Hugh Hefner clone by makeover genius Anne Francis. James Gregory has a marvelous part as a blustering civil liberties attorney, a man who looks like he's traveled the slippery slope often. B.S. Pully is also good as the gangster backer of O'Brien who hams it up outrageously. Of the whole cast Edmond O'Brien looked like he was really enjoying himself.

Poor Knotts plays his usual befuddled lugnut of a human being who can't quite grasp all that's swirling around him. Certainly he never thought of himself as The Love God?

I wasn't expecting all that much and I was pleasantly surprised that The Love God? turned out better than I thought. Catch it sometime, even if you're not a Don Knotts fan.


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