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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 »

Genres:

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

The sketches and works of art that Dick Van Dyke was working on in the "Art of Love" were actually done by Alto, Louisiana native Don Cincone, an internationally acclaimed expressionist. In 1968, he was awarded the Silver Medal of Literary Arts and Sciences in Rome and his work has been collected by Walt Disney, Kurt Schon, Henry Mancini, Ross Hunter, James Garner and Vincent Price! Although he was never credited for his artwork in the movie, he still speaks fondly of his "Hollywood days" and the impact that it made on him. See more »

Connections

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

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Written by Cy Coleman and Don Raye
Performed by Ethel Merman
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User Reviews

 
Totally Hysterical and a real GEM of a movie. Where is the DVD?????
7 April 2005 | by pepesSee all my reviews

I would have to totally agree with some of the other comments, that this is one of the funniest movies that I have ever seen. James Garner, Dick Van Dyke, Elke Sommers, Ethel Merman and others make this movie so hilariously hysterical. Yes it is not an Oscar winning plot, but the story still is so funny that I am hard pressed not to include this in my list of top ten 'Funnist Movies to see' only problem is that unless you find it on the TV as an old movie you cannot see it at all. Which leads me into my question to you 'Imdb'and The Hollywood Moguls how can we solve this horrible oversight. Yes I can play it again in my mind but to watch and hear again especially the hysterical old lady who is cackling "Guillotine! Ha Ha! Guillotine!" would be so awesome, on DVD with lots of bloopers would be a dream come true. Please do not fail us. PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE, (an E for each year of this oversight, let's hope you don't want FFFFFFFFFFFFF's)


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