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I'll Take Sweden (1965)

Approved | | Comedy | 18 June 1965 (USA)
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... See full summary »


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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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English | Swedish

Release Date:

18 June 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor al estilo sueco See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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As a publicity stunt, the studio offered a role to one of then-US President Lyndon Baines Johnson's daughters. She declined. See more »


All of the boats at the dock have California registrations even though the scene is supposed to be in Sweden. See more »


JoJo Holcomb: [looking admiringly at Kenny Klinger] Oh, isn't he something else?
Bob Holcomb: [obviously not impressed with him] You could say that, yes...
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Referenced in Primetime Glick: Eugene Levy/Conan O'Brien (2001) See more »


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When in Sweden
16 December 2016 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

"Bob Holcomb" (Bob Hope) is an oil company executive who comes home and finds out that his teenage daughter "JoJo" (Tuesday Weld) is throwing a party with all of her friends and essentially wrecking the house in the process. If that wasn't bad enough she tells him that she has fallen in love and introduces him to a young man by the name of "Kenny Klinger" (Frankie Avalon) who she wants to marry. Bob realizes at once that Kenny is a bit too wild and immature for his daughter so in order to create some distance between the two of them he decides to accept an assignment to Sweden and take her with him. But things don't work out exactly as he plans because once there she finds a Swedish boyfriend named "Erik Carlson" (Jeremy Slate) who is much more sexually sophisticated and aggressive than Kenny ever was. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this film shares a similarity to the "beach movies" produced in the early 60's which typically evolved around young men and women dancing to rock-and-roll music and getting romantically acquainted while having to overcome a host of weird obstacles along the way. This film is no exception and carries with it the same light humor and dated quality. True to form, Bob Hope throws some good one-liners here and there which certainly helps a comedy of this type. Likewise, the presence of an attractive actress like Tuesday Weld doesn't hurt this film in anyway either. Even so, neither of them could offset the uneven production quality or the rather predictable plot and because of that I have rated this movie accordingly. Average.

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