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The Marriage-Go-Round (1961)

Approved | | Comedy | 6 January 1961 (USA)
A Swedish woman wants her American host to father her baby.

Director:

Walter Lang

Writers:

Leslie Stevens (play), Leslie Stevens
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Cast

Cast overview:
Susan Hayward ... Content Delville
James Mason ... Paul Delville
Julie Newmar ... Katrin Sveg
Robert Paige ... Dr. Ross Barnett
June Clayworth ... Flo Granger
Joe Kirkwood Jr. ... Henry 'Doc' Granger
Mary Patton Mary Patton ... Mamie Barnett
Trax Colton Trax Colton ... Crew Cut - Party Guest
Tony Bennett ... Himself - Vocalist - Title Song (voice)
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Storyline

A Swedish woman wants her American host to father her baby.

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Taglines:

THIS MAN HAS A PROBLEM! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carosello matrimoniale See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Daystar Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The play was loosely inspired from a famous exchange between dancer Isadora Duncan and playwright George Bernard Shaw. Duncan suggested the two should produce a child because "with your mind and my body, think what a person it would be." See more »

Quotes

Content Delville: In this neck of the woods, one does not hunt or trap without the proper licence. You see? Paul Delville - off limits! Fini!
Katrin Sveg: Am I to understand that you forbid me to borrow your husband?
Content Delville: Borrow, beg or steal.
Katrin Sveg: I appreciate your interest in the matter but is it really up to you?
Content Delville: Up to me?
Katrin Sveg: I don't mind discussing it with you, if it makes you feel better. However, I do think we ought to respect Mr Delville is the heart of the matter. He's mature, he's a free citizen of the United States, and fully ...
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Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Oleg Cassini & Julie Newmar (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Marriage-Go-Round
by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman and Lew Spence
sung by Tony Bennett
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I VANT your genes!
2 November 2006 | by dhk612See all my reviews

This movie seems to plod along with innuendos between Mason, Hayward, and Newmar. There is a fun scene between Hayward and Newmar in which Hayward advises that her husband is not for "borrowing." But Newmar's response is Hayward's equal when she responds that she is bigger, stronger, prettier, and smarter and she will only listen to what he has to say. It's a great scene but about the only one in the film that worked for me. The rest is pretty much blah, blah, blah.

What IS redeeming about this movie, though, is the set decorating and the costumes. In my opinion the sets in this movie could be from 20 years in the future. Sleek, classy. The costuming is perfect: muted, elegant colors on beautifully trim bodies. Mason is impeccable in his wardrobe. Of course Newmar looks like Barbie in her swimsuit. It was, however, great to get to see her in a performance before Catwoman in the Batman series.

The eye candy is worth the watch in this film.


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