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I'll Take Sweden (1965)

Approved | | Comedy | 18 June 1965 (USA)
An executive, unhappy with his daughter's choice for a future husband, accepts a transfer to his firm's Stockholm branch and takes her along, only to discover that Sweden is far more sexually liberal than the United States.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hope ... Bob Holcomb
Tuesday Weld ... JoJo Holcomb
Frankie Avalon ... Kenny Klinger
Dina Merrill ... Karin Granstedt
Jeremy Slate ... Erik Carlson
Rosemarie Frankland ... Marti
Walter Sande ... Bjork
John Qualen ... Olaf
Peter Bourne Peter Bourne ... Ingemar
Fay DeWitt ... Hilda (as Fay deWitt)
Alice Frost ... Greta
Roy Roberts ... Ship's Captain
Maudie Prickett ... Spinster
Beverly Powers Beverly Powers ... Electra (as Beverly Hills)
Siv Marta Aberg Siv Marta Aberg ... Inger


Single father Bob Holcomb, dissatisfied with his daughter JoJo's choice of partner, seizes an unexpected opportunity to bring her on a trip to Sweden in order for her to forget all thoughts on marriage. Confronted with liberal Swedish morals, he finds out that marriage might not be too bad an idea after all. Written by Anders Andersson <andersa@DoCS.UU.SE>

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It's a swingin' smorgasbord! See more »




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The Lufthansa Boeing 727-30 c/n 18364 D-ABIG used in this film had been involved in a hi-jacking on Oct. 29, 1972, from Beyrouth via Nicosia, Zagreb, bypassing Munich, circling over Nurnberg and returning to Zagreb, releasing the passengers and finally flying to Ankara. See more »


When Mr. Holcomb & Karin check into the hotel they are given room 104 but later when they are searching for his daughter and stumble into 106, Karin states that this is their room. See more »


Bob Holcomb: Where's Jojo?
Eloise: She's out with Kenny.
Bob Holcomb: Oh, they're probably out at another drive-in movie. How wrong can you go on a motor scooter?
Eloise: They didn't go to a movie. He took her to some place called "The Pink Kitten."
Bob Holcomb: [slightly taken aback] "The Pink Kitten"? You mean that place where the girls take off their... You let Kenny take her to a strip joint?
Eloise: Well, how did I know? I thought it was a pet store and they were gonna' look at pussycats.
Bob Holcomb: Some "pussycats"!
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15 January 2006 | by JasparLamarCrabbSee all my reviews

In an effort to keep daughter Tuesday Weld away from bad boy Frankie Avalon, Bob Hope takes a job in Sweden. This is just another of the egregiously unfunny movies Hope was making in the 1960s. The film has one distinguishing feature: it manages to cast Weld and make her completely unappealing! Surprisingly cast to begin with, Weld has little to do but roll her eyes or wince at Hope's unfunny wisecracks. Perhaps Annette Funicello or Deborah Walley would have been a better choice for Weld's role. She's far too intelligent to have us believe she'd be smitten with the empty headed Avalon. The presence of classy Dina Merrill, as Hope's love interest, is a plus even if her Swedish accent is a bit half-hearted. Directed, in the style of the average 60s sitcom, by the undistinguished Fred DeCordova.

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English | Swedish

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