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The Art of Love (1965)

Struggling artist fakes his own death so his works will increase in value.

Director:

Norman Jewison

Writers:

Richard Alan Simmons (story), William Sackheim (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Casey Barnett
Dick Van Dyke ... Paul Sloane
Elke Sommer ... Nikki Dunnay
Angie Dickinson ... Laurie Gibson
Ethel Merman ... Madame Coco La Fontaine
Carl Reiner ... Rodin
Pierre Olaf Pierre Olaf ... Inspector Carnot
Miiko Taka ... Chou Chou
Roger C. Carmel ... Zorgus
Irving Jacobson Irving Jacobson ... Mr. Fromkis
Jay Novello ... Janitor
Naomi Stevens ... Mrs. Sarah Fromkis
Renzo Cesana Renzo Cesana ... Pepe de Winter
Leon Belasco ... Prince
Louis Mercier Louis Mercier ... Magistrate
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Storyline

Painter Paul Sloan feels he's a failure, since nobody will buy his paintings. His art dealer informs him, that the works of an artist become much more wanted and valuable if the artist is dead. Therefore, Paul, together with his friend Casey Barnett, plans to fake his own suicide. However, it starts looking like Casey has murdered Paul and when Casey starts making a move for Paul's fiancée, he decides to get revenge. However, Paul falls in love with Nikki, who has also tried to commit suicide. Written by Anders E Lundin

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Two nimble American rascals turn Paris on its ear!!! See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

8 July 1965 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

El arte de amar See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$7,630,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mae West was originally offered the role of Madame Coco La Fontaine but the producers refused to let her write her own dialogue, so the part went to Ethel Merman. See more »

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Referenced in What's My Line?: Ethel Merman (2) (1965) See more »

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Written by Cy Coleman and Don Raye
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terribly funny
3 April 2008 | by bkuszakSee all my reviews

This one needs to be out on DVD, with all the violent stuff Hollywood is putting out nowadays, this needs to come out so that we can laugh again. As one other poster commented, PLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAASSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEE! get this one out. Dick Van Dyke is just hilarious and the way he gets back at his long time friend James Garner is terrific. They don't come up with plots like this in Hollywood anymore. I hope more people can get their votes out on this fabulous movie. Its one of the classics that has been forgotten again, just like some of Danny Kayes classics like "KNOCK ON WOOD" or "MERRY ANDREW" or Bob Hope's "OFF LIMITS".


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