The Marrying Man (1991)

R  |   |  Comedy, Music, Romance  |  5 April 1991 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charley Pearl
Lew Horner
Adele Horner
Phil Golden
Jeremy Roberts ...
Big John Studd ...
Tom Milanovich ...
Tim Hauser ...
Carey Eidel ...
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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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Every man has a weakness. For millionaire Charley Pearl she's blonde, beautiful and loves to say "YES" See more »


Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sensuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

5 April 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Too Hot to Handle  »

Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)


$12,454,768 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Herbert Ross was originally going to direct the film, but dropped out before Jerry Rees took over the project. See more »


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 »


Vicki Anderson: Shut up, Charley! Just shut up!
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Referenced in Wishful Drinking (2010) See more »


Written by Walter Donaldson
Performed by Alan Paul
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Great Hollywood tale! Funny and erotic!
1 May 2005 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

'The Marrying Man' is one of the most underrated Kim Basinger-movie of them all. I have to admit that it's one of my favorite ones. I'm not a person of romantic comedies, but if there's a real beauty goddess in it (like Kim) who makes the whole plot sexier it's really worth to see it. The film is a typical classic-type Hollywood-movie with the sweaty plot of an operetta. The acting is great, the pictures are so colorful and Kim shines like Rita Hayworth in 'Gilda' when she sings the hit songs of Cole Porter and co. Those people who thinks that these kinds of movies are silly have to understand that people of this world needs these nice tales. It's a very professional kind of entertaining with glamorous stars. Kim is a great singer! 'Let's Do It-Let's Fall in Love'...with her.

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