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The Tunnel of Love (1958)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 20 April 1959 (Sweden)
A series of misunderstandings leaves a married man believing he has impregnated the owner of an adoption agency, and that she will be his and his wife's surrogate.

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Gene Kelly

Writers:

Peter De Vries (novel), Joseph Fields (play) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Doris Day ... Isolde Poole
Richard Widmark ... August 'Augie' Poole
Gig Young ... Dick Pepper
Gia Scala ... Estelle Novick
Elisabeth Fraser ... Alice Pepper
Elizabeth Wilson ... Miss MacCracken
Vikki Dougan ... Gladys Dunne, actress
Doodles Weaver ... Escort
Charles Wagenheim Charles Wagenheim ... Day Motel Man
Robert B. Williams ... Night Motel Man (as Robert Williams)
Esquire Trio Esquire Trio ... Themselves, Party Musicians (as The Esquire Trio)
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Storyline

The Pooles are unable to have a baby after years of trying. They apply to the Rock-A-Bye Adoption Agency, and are assigned Miss Novick as an investigator. Through a farfetched mis-communication she gets a very bad impression of Augie Poole and indicates her report will be unfavorable. Through even more far-fetched circumstances, Augie is able to change Miss Novick's mind, and later comes to believe the baby she is carrying is his. Rock-A-Bye does find the Pooles a baby, and Augie is convinced it is Miss Novick's, and that he is the real father...so much so that his wife comes to believe it, too. She threatens to leave him, but all the misunderstandings are finally cleared up for a happy ending. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Hilarious Sophiticated Entertainment for ADULTS ONLY! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1959 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Babys auf Bestellung See more »

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Sound Mix:

Perspecta Stereo | 4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Doris Day's final black and white movie. See more »

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In the scene when the women are on their bikes discussing the $1000 you can see leaves falling from the trees. However when the guys are inside, reference is made that the month is March. See more »

Quotes

Alice Pepper: [When Isolde suspects Augie may be their adopted baby's biological father] But you're not being fair - You're not giving Augie a chance!
Isolde Poole: He had his chance - and he took it!
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Run Away, Skidaddle, Skidoo
By Ruth Roberts, Bill Katz
Sung by Doris Day (uncredited)
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Silly, Unfunny and Sordid
6 January 2019 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

"The Tunnel of Love" is one of the most silly, unfunny and sordid comedies ever made. The filthy story has a sleazy character, Dick Pepper, performed by Gig Young, and two stupid and shallow characters, Isolde Poole and Alice Pepper, performed by Doris Day and Elisabeth Fraser.

From this cast, you may expect something like that. But the saddest surprise is the role of the great Richard Widmark, August "Augie" Poole, a messed-up character capable to be silly, liar, sleazy, an authentic scumbag and dumping his wonderful filmography in the garbage. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "O Túnel do Amor" ("The Tunnel of Love")


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