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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.


Walter Lang


Leslie Stevens (play), Leslie Stevens
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »




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 ... Self - Vocalist - Title Song (voice)


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

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"She wants to have a baby...and my husband!!!" See more »




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Did You Know?


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 »


Paul Delville: [caught watching Katrin sunbathing] I see nothing wrong in observing the classic symmetry of the human form. As a matter of fact she is one of the few people I have ever seen who has perfect feet.
Content Delville: And perfect toes! Why don't you run out and nibble on them? I know, let's get our crayons and see who can draw the funniest picture of her behind... Oh, shucks, she's coming in. Don't put on that towel, Katrin - your fans want one more chorus!
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Oleg Cassini & Julie Newmar (1961) See more »


by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman and Lew Spence
sung by Tony Bennett
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Susan Hayward's last film at 20th Century Fox As a contract Star
3 November 2019 | by adventure-21903See all my reviews

20th Century Fox produced this film version of the Broadway hit play starring Claudette Colbert (who hoped to reprise Broadway role in the film but lost the star role to Susan Hayward). Charles Boyer starred with Colbert on Broadway.

20th assembled a fine production team starting with Walter Lang and and Susie gave it her all top billed over James Mason and Julie Newmar but comedy wasn't really her forte.

Susan Haywood looks beautiful as always and would return to 20th a few years later playing Helen Lawson in this smash hit Valley of the Dolls. Susie was greeted with an orchestra upon her arrival at the 20th lot with the music "if you knew Susie the way we love Susie oh what a gal." Truly Susie was quite a woman a great box office, a great actress and a great lady who died far too young.

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Release Date:

6 January 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Marriage-Go-Round See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Daystar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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