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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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Norman Panama (story), Melvin Frank (story) | 2 more credits »
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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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It's Love Italian Style...With a Hilarious American Twist! 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)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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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7 September 2011 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Rock Hudson had a few laughs at our expense, and noticing them is the best part of "Strange Bedfellows," a 1965 film directed by Melvin Frank and also starring Gina Lollabrigida and Gig Young. Hudson plays Carter Hansen, an executive about to move up in his company. He's been separated from his wife Toni (Lollabrigida) for seven years, and he's warned by Young that he has to be a family man if he wants the promotion. However, Toni has just asked for a divorce so she can marry Harry Jones (Edward Judd). Carter refuses to do anything about it; he can't tolerate Toni's activism for every cause. But when they see each other at the divorce lawyer's office, neither can resist the other.

This film is just okay - it kind of drags, though the end is quite funny. Someone on this board didn't think Gina Lollabrigida looked good - I thought she was gorgeous here. What's interesting is all the gay innuendo; at one point, Carter and Harry wake up in bed together. This isn't the only film Hudson appeared in with this kind of thing -- I think he and his various directors got a kick out of it. All of it would have been much funnier with a better script.

Unfortunately Hudson and Lollabrigida don't have any chemistry here, and this movie just doesn't have the wonderful spark of the Hudson-Day films or the personality and beauty of "Come September" since this movie was filmed at Universal and looks it. It comes off as kind of blah.


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