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Strange Bedfellows (1965)

In London, stuffy statesman Carter Harrison meets Toni, a Bohemian artist with a hot Italian temper. The two impulsively marry and then find that they disagree on everything. Shortly ... See full summary »

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Melvin Frank

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rock Hudson ... Carter Harrison
Gina Lollobrigida ... Toni Vincente
Gig Young ... Richard Bramwell
Edward Judd ... Harry Jones
Howard St. John ... Julius L. Stevens
Dave King ... Toni's Taxi Driver
Peggy Rea ... Mavis Masters
Joseph Sirola ... Petracini
Nancy Kulp ... Aggressive Woman
Lucy Landau Lucy Landau ... Jolly Woman
Bernard Fox ... Policeman
Edith Atwater ... Mrs. Stevens
James McCallion ... Old Man
Hedley Mattingly Hedley Mattingly ... Bagshott
John Orchard ... Radio Dispatcher
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In London, stuffy statesman Carter Harrison meets Toni, a Bohemian artist with a hot Italian temper. The two impulsively marry and then find that they disagree on everything. Shortly afterward they separate. We then meet them seven years later on the eve before their divorce becomes final. After seeing each other again, sparks are reignited and they spend the night together. Reality sets in when morning comes and they begin arguing again. Once again, divorce proceedings are on, until Carter that an important promotion hinges on whether he's married. He schemes to win back Toni and eventually succeeds. But can he keep her from destroying his career by posing as Lady Godiva in a protest movement? Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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They love to fight... but not at night! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marido a medias See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Richard Bramwell: Well you know the mentality of that Board, they're hooked on the idea of corporate image; solid American gentry, family respectability. For their top executives there are not Ten Commandments, only one: thou shalt be married - happily and respectably married...
Carter Harrison: ...Whether you like it or not
Richard Bramwell: That's right!
Carter Harrison: Well I've done just fine, these past seven years, happily and respectably, separated. And I've loved every minute of it
Richard Bramwell: Yeah, well, that's all gonna change. From now on you're going to have a ...
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The Oilman and the Bohemian
30 June 2007 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The Strange Bedfellows are Rock Hudson and Gina Lollabrigida, a married but separated couple, separated now for seven years. Gina would like a divorce because she wants to marry her new boss Edward Judd. But Rock has reasons to want to patch things up. He's in line for a big promotion on his job and the old money in the person of Howard St. John that runs the company likes the stability of a family man in his top executives.

Rock and Gina had a lot of passion in their relationship. Great for sex, but they brought into other things and didn't agree on anything. Gina is a bohemian free spirit and Rock is a conservative oil executive and is that ever a redundancy.

Gig Young is in a typical Gig Young part and I did love seeing the way Edward Judd got over him pretending to be a British secret agent. Paul Lynde did a fabulous job in Rock's Send Me No Flowers as a funeral director and since the film is set in London, Terry-Thomas steps in and does a fine job as a British funeral director.

Strange Bedfellows is not as good as Rock's films with Doris Day, not quite as good as his previous film with Lollabrigida, Come September. Still I think it will please audiences today.


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