Tax collector Lorenzo Charlton comes to the Larkins' farm to ask why Pop Larkins hasn't paid his back taxes. Charlton has to stay for a day to try to estimate the income from the farm, but it isn't easy to calculate when the farmer has such a lovely daughter, Mariette...Written by
I saw this movie in 1959 when I was 11 years old at a drive-in theater with my family.
Way back then, I thought it was very funny . . . even though I was too young to understand 90% of what makes this marvelous movie such a delight! I saw it again this morning on "Turner South". As I watched it, I was absolutely convulsed with laughter! "The Mating Game" is a unique classic from a by-gone age. If you're too young to have experienced the enchanting period in history that produced this film, I feel very sorry for you. There's no way you can watch movies like this and understand how they can (even today) deliver such a delightful slice of heaven to "old timers" like me.
Having said that, all I can do is respectfully request that younger people refrain from commenting on films like "The Mating Game".
Movies like this were made for the generation that preceded the current group of your people. And as such, these films speak a very different language than any of you can understand.
In other words if you don't understand the issues the film is addressing, please don't embarrass yourself by offering comments which frankly make no sense.
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