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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

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 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
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

If Blondes have more fun...then Sweden's got to be the funniest place on earth! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

18 June 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor al estilo sueco See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Edward Small Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Kenny and Bob arrive at the trailer, there is dirt on his shirt on the shoulders. Rear camera shots of Kenny in the trailer clearly show this. But frontal shots have the dirt disappears. See more »

Quotes

Erik Carlson: I was just looking at the moon, and the stars... they pale next to the loveliness of you.
JoJo Holcomb: An American man would never say anything that beautiful.
Erik Carlson: I have something beautiful to inspire me.
[he proceeds to remove the top part of her negligee]
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Soundtracks

There'll Be Rainbows Again
Composed by Bobby Beverly and "By' Dunham'
Performed by Frankie Avalon
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Camp classic awaits discovery
25 March 2009 | by mitcjSee all my reviews

In rattling off one lame joke after another, persevering like a stevedore in the face of his time slipping away, cocky crooked grin intact, Hope approaches depths of surrealism that should've impressed Bunuel. When he tells Dina Merrill that he's never met an interior decorator with her exterior, and she reacts with a dewy smile, it's like cutting the eyeball in Un Chien Andalou. Meanwhile Frankie Avalon struts around like he's the Tom Cruise of his generation. Check out Frankie's astonishing, hip-gyrating 'I'll Take Sweden Ya Ya Ya' number and you'll swear someone slipped mescaline into your coffee. This is one of the all time great camp classics, awaiting its proper appreciation.


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