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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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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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film was inspired by a true story. Writer Neil Simon heard about the stormy relationship between shoe millionaire Harry Karl and starlet Marie McDonald (nicknamed "The Body") and then wrote this script. 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 »


Phil: You know what the odds are on that? Impossible to one.
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Referenced in Spin City: The Marrying Men (1998) See more »


Written by J.C. Johnson and Chick Webb
Performed by Billie Holiday
Courtesy of Sony Music Licensing Department
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I liked this movie
1 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

Look I admit its not the greatest ever made but I enjoyed it alot. It does not really do much wrong except maybe take the idea a bit far to be believable but look it beats an action movie. I wish they had made better charactors who were more believeable but that would have risked making it less funny. I remember though most clearly on of the lines from the movie which really stood out and was hilarious and is still everytime I think about it. Alex Baldwin is getting beaten up and thrown round a room by this hotshot rich guy who he really does not like and he gets thrown into a cupboard totally destroying the room and he is busy of all things handing out insults to his aggressor. The best of which is: "that suit...it looks like the lining to a better suit"

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