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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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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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Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Norman Jewison (1999) See more »

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Written by Cy Coleman and Don Raye
Performed by Ethel Merman
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Good fun comedy with a great cast
6 March 2006 | by johno-21See all my reviews

I wasn't aware of this movie when it was initially released and probably didn't see it for several years after it came out when I saw it on TV. This is a bright, witty charming movie loaded with a talented cast in James Garner, Dick Van Dyke, Angie Dickenson, Elke Sommer, Ethel Merman, Carl Reiner and a lot of great character actors. I've only seen this a few times as it doesn't seem to get much air time on TV and I don't know why because this is a funny movie. Norma Jewison directs this forgotten gem. It's a good escapist romantic comedy and gives Van Dyke a lot of room to display his comedic skills. James Garner hold the whole thing together. If it shows up on TV again sometime try to check it out, some good comedy situations here. I would give this an 8 on a scale of 10 and recommend it.


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