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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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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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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

Osborn Tremaine: When will the government stop interfering with private business?
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Referenced in My Three Sons: The Love God (1971) 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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The People versus Don Knotts
25 July 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Clean and decent ornithologist Don Knotts (as Abner Peacock IV) is about to see his poor-selling bird-watching magazine peck it in. Meanwhile, smut-peddling publisher Edmond O'Brien (as Osborne Tremain) loses his magazine's license, due to pornographic content. To continue printing his bosomy babes, O'Brien tricks Knotts into turning over his periodical's editorial content. After sending Knotts off on safari, O'Brien turns the tame "Peacock's Magazine" into a titillating masturbatory aide.

Knotts returns to find himself corralled into becoming the defendant in a "free speech" case. With assistance from enterprising editor Anne Francis (as Lisa La Monica), Knotts is transformed into a Hugh Hefner-type publishing giant. Then, Ms. Francis falls in love with playboy Knotts...

Knotts can't help but be funny; this particular characterization was perfected in his role of "Mr. Furley" on the TV series "Three's Company". His "Abner Peacock" is little less sure, perhaps necessarily so, considering the times. Note, the screeching and shouting was not part of Knotts' later routine. Under-appreciated writer/director Nat Hiken cleverly mixes satire and sexy women. "The Love God?" is colorful, and features a delightful supporting cast. Unfortunately, by the last act, the film's direction, and humor, has pointedly unraveled.

***** The Love God? (1969) Nat Hiken ~ Don Knotts, Anne Francis, Edmond O'Brien


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