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The Private Lives of Adam and Eve (1960)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy | 20 January 1960 (USA)
Eight travelers on a bus to Reno Nevada have to stop overnight, where they have a dream about the Garden of Eden.


George Kennett (story), Robert Hill (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rooney ... Nick Lewis / The Devil
Mamie Van Doren ... Evie Simms / Eve
Fay Spain ... Lil Lewis / Lilith
Mel Tormé ... Hal Sanders
Martin Milner ... Ad Simms / Adam
Tuesday Weld ... Vangie Harper
Cecil Kellaway ... Doc Bayles
Paul Anka ... Pinkie Parker
Ziva Rodann ... Passiona
Theona Bryant Theona Bryant ... Sensuosa
June Wilkinson ... Saturday
Phillipa Fallon Phillipa Fallon ... Desire
Barbara Walden Barbara Walden ... Dancer
Toni Covington Toni Covington ... Devil's Familiar
Nancy Root Nancy Root ... Monday


A group of unhappy married couples are on a bus headed for Reno to get divorces but a flash-flood grounds the bus and forces them and the bus driver to take shelter in a country-church, where they all share a dream about the Garden of Eden. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Fantasy


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The Private Lives of Adam and Eve
Written by Paul Anka
Sung by Paul Anka
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10 August 2008 | by budandsally62See all my reviews

i saw this movie on late-night t.v. back in 1962. i had no idea what it was about, as i had never watched it anytime before. i was a teenager and really am a fan of teen oriented movies, and like Paul Anka and his singing, i decided to see the movie and observe where it was headed. i noticed it was in b&w and an obscure film. after seeing it, i looked for it to play maybe at a later time but years passed and it was never shown. this makes me realize the rarity and vintage appreciation of the film as i myself am a vintage-teen movie buff and i try to collect as many 40's-50's-and 60's movie that i can find .some are shown on pay-cable t.v., others on e-bay to purchase, most reproduced on to d.v.d. the private lives of Adam and eve, i feel, even though the story is weak, due to it's obscurity and the vintage of its production era, it's a collectors prize.

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)


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1.85 : 1
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