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The Marrying Man (1991)

Rich playboy Charley Pearl meets Vicki Anderson, singer at a nightclub in Las Vegas. But she's a gangster's-moll, Bugsy Siegel's, and when he finds the two of them in bed, he forces them to... See full summary »

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Charley Pearl
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Adele Horner
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Storyline

Rich playboy Charley Pearl meets Vicki Anderson, singer at a nightclub in Las Vegas. But she's a gangster's-moll, Bugsy Siegel's, and when he finds the two of them in bed, he forces them to marry each other. Charley was going to marry his girlfriend but when she finds out about him and Vicki, she leaves him. And Vicki doesn't seem to be his kind of woman at all... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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About to marry the perfect girl, suddenly he meets the girl of his dreams... See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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5 April 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Too Hot to Handle  »

Box Office

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$12,454,768 (USA)
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Trivia

From Carrie Fisher's memoir, Wishful Drinking, "Now, my stepfather Harry Karl was not a handsome man but because he was wealthy and well-groomed he was said to be distinguished looking. That's ugly with money. They actually made a movie about Harry Karl and Marie McDonald and their multiple marriages called The Marrying Man (1991) and Alec Baldwin played Harry Karl. I think the resemblance is astonishing." See more »

Goofs

The film opens in San Francisco, 1956 and the on the wall of the nightclub (Dexter's) is an advertisement for KJAZ FM. That radio station did not sign on in San Francisco until August, 1959. See more »

Quotes

Vicki Anderson: Shut up, Charley! Just shut up!
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Connections

Referenced in Wishful Drinking (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

YARDBIRD SUITE
Written by Charlie Parker
Performed by Charlie Parker
Courtesy of Slash Records
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Chemistry!
20 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the movie where Alec Balwin and Kim Baisinger fall in love, FOR REAL! Their chemistry is potent and obvious... and they were married shortly after!

Yes, it's very funny in places, a tribute to human emotional insanity under the influence of love... and OH so true.

Largely, to my mind, because of the REAL emotions between the main characters (they WEREN'T acting) it was fantastic. Alec is the quintessential male victim of love - totally illogical and totally devoted to the female who's totally seduced him. And she comes to believe a man willing to die for her is better than the meal ticket she's got in the mob guy... to everyone's detriment.

Watch it again, people, appreciating it's relation to actual history...


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