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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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Runtime:

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 »


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Written by Cy Coleman and Don Raye
Performed by Ethel Merman
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Hey Hollyweird! WHY ISN'T THIS CLASSIC ON DVD & TAPE!?!?!?!?
15 January 2004 | by elskooteroSee all my reviews

This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen, and I can not, for the life of me, understand why it STILL isn't out on Tape or DVD. Its premise is hysterical and the acting is pure Academy Awards! Especially the old lady who sits by the Guillotine and cackles nothing but "Guillotine! Ha Ha Ha! Guillotine!" I swear; everyone in this film is GREAT! James Garner; Dick Van Dyke; Elke Sommer: Angie Dickinson; They're all hysterical, and the last 15 or 20 minutes of the film is is a total riot! PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE, Hollyweird Moguls, Get this one out to us!!!! With all the celluloid effluvia out nowadays, let's get this CLASSIC out as soon as possible!!!


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