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John Phillip Law replaced Brian Kelly in the central role of Robin Stone. Law was a last-minute substitute for Kelly who less than two weeks prior to shooting was seriously and near-fatally injured in a motorcycle accident. Law, considerably taller than Kelly, was compelled to wear some of Kelly's original wardrobe, and the too-short clothes are apparent in the final film. Source novelist Jacqueline Susann had earlier said of Kelly that he was "the perfect Robin Stone".
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The film was made and released about two years after its source novel by Jacqueline Susann had been first published in 1969.
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Singer Dionne Warwick sung two songs for the movie's soundtrack, "Amanda's Theme" and "He's Moving On", with the latter being the movie's opening titles track.
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The IBC acronym for the television media organization stood for the "International Broadcasting Company".
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The film's source novel sold 4½ million paperback copies in one month and set all-time records as a hard-cover book according to publicity for the picture.
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The movie's "inspiration was well known in TV circles" according to Halliwells.
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This 1971 film is the second of only three filmed cinema movie adaptations of novels written by authoress Jacqueline Susann. The first was 1967's Valley of the Dolls (1967) and the third was 1975's Once Is Not Enough (1975).
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Debut film of actress Jodi Wexler. The picture remains the first, final and only ever film & TV credit for Wexler.
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The nick-name of Gregory Austin (Robert Ryan) was "Greg".
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Publicity for this picture reported that British actor David Hemmings was imported from England to appear in this American Hollywood production.
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The original casting call for the lead role of Robin Stone had been an American wide search across the USA which resulted in the original casting of Brian Kelly before he had to be replaced by John Phillip Law due to a motor-bike accident.
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The picture featured quite a considerable number of uncredited appearances.
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This major motion picture has never been officially released on DVD.
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Debut music score in a feature film scored by composer Artie Butler.
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Executive producer Irving Mansfield and source novelist Jacqueline Susann were married. Mansfield also exec produced Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls (1981) and Once Is Not Enough (1975).
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The film's "The Love Machine" promotional title logo formed the letter "O" in the word "Love" from the female venus symbol as had been done previously with published editions of the film's source novel.
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The meaning and relevance of the film and source novel's "The Love Machine" title is that it is a reference and nick-name of the lead central character of Robin Stone (John Phillip Law) who is a sexy charismatic upwardly-mobile womanizing television executive.
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Source authoress Jacqueline Susann "was quite unhappy with The Love Machine (1971)" according to website 'Cool Cinema Trash'. "She disliked most of the casting choices with the exception of Shecky Greene and Robert Ryan".
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This film is listed among The 100 Most Amusingly Bad Moves Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE.
Final dramatic cinema movie directed by Jack Haley Jr. though Haley did go onto to direct feature and television documentaries.

Cameo 

Jacqueline Susann:  Uncredited, the movie's source novelist as a newscaster TV reporter covering the death of one of the characters.
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Don Rickles:  Uncredited, as an announcer.
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Sugar Ray Robinson:  Uncredited, as himself, a guest on a TV show.
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