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For Love or Money (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 11 September 1963 (France)
Wealthy Chloe Brasher has three beautiful daughters; Bonnie, Kate, and Jan. Chloe pays attorney Deke Gentry to fix them up with three suitable husbands.

Director:

Michael Gordon
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Douglas ... Deke Gentry
Mitzi Gaynor ... Kate Brasher
Gig Young ... Sonny Smith
Thelma Ritter ... Chloe Brasher
Julie Newmar ... Bonnie Brasher
William Bendix ... Joe Fogel
Leslie Parrish ... Jan Brasher
Dick Sargent ... Harvey Wofford (as Richard Sargent)
William Windom ... Sam Travis
Ina Victor ... Nurse
Elizabeth MacRae ... Marsha
Willard Sage ... Orson Roark
Alvy Moore ... George
Jose Gonzales-Gonzales ... Jose (as José González González)
Billy Halop ... Elevator Operator
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Wealthy Chloe Brasher has three beautiful daughters; Bonnie, Kate, and Jan. Chloe pays attorney Deke Gentry to fix them up with three suitable husbands.

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daughter | mother | See All (2) »

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What happens when a bachelor plays Matchmaker . . . for 3 luscious sisters !!! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Neon sign outside BATES gas station appears to be same neon (identical font) used for the motel in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, produced at the same studio. See more »

Quotes

Chloe Brasher: Look at him.
[A portrait of her late husband]
Chloe Brasher: The typical American father: kind, generous, patient, understanding. And as a result his daughters are typical American kids - spoiled rotten.
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Connections

Referenced in Dallas: For Love or Money (1979) See more »

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Kirk Douglas has his hands full!
9 July 2014 | by the lionessSee all my reviews

For Love or Money stars Kirk Douglas as an attorney to Thelma Ritter, a very wealthy widow, with three daughters. She wants Douglas to match them with marriageable suitable men. The comedy begins as Douglas tries to be a matchmaker to all three sisters with hilarious results! However, there's a catch...Douglas can never let on to the sisters that he's trying to play cupid for them or let them know the role their mother is playing in the matchmaking.

The reasons for watching this light romp are the screen chemistry between Douglas and Mitzi Gaynor, who plays the eldest of the three sisters and is very head strong. In addition, its a great film to watch for all the Thelma Ritter fans, who are use to her playing maids (All About Eve, A Letter to Three Wives). She plays the role of the wealthy widow like she was born into it.

Another reason to watch is the climax at the end, which I will not spoil, because you just don't see it coming. It made this film a joy to watch.

Now, here's an issue...this film never made it to video or DVD. For anyone looking to watch this gem, you will have to search for it on cable.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1963 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Three-Way Match See more »

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Atlantic Films See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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