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Marriage on the Rocks (1965)

Approved | | Comedy | 24 September 1965 (USA)
Ad-agency president Dan Edwards who, when he goes to Mexico to celebrate his nineteenth wedding anniversary, winds up getting divorced by mistake - whereupon his wife Valerie marries his ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Sinatra ... Dan Edwards
Deborah Kerr ... Valerie Edwards
Dean Martin ... Ernie Brewer
Cesar Romero ... Miguel Santos
Hermione Baddeley ... Jeannie MacPherson
Tony Bill ... Jim Blake
John McGiver ... Shad Nathan
Nancy Sinatra ... Tracy Edwards
Davey Davison ... Lisa Sterling
Michel Petit Michel Petit ... David Edwards
Trini López ... Trini Lopez (as Trini Lopez)
Joi Lansing ... Lola
Darlene Lucht Darlene Lucht ... Bunny (as Tara Ashton)
Kathleen Freeman ... Miss Blight
Flip Mark Flip Mark ... Rollo
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Storyline

Ad-agency president Dan Edwards who, when he goes to Mexico to celebrate his nineteenth wedding anniversary, winds up getting divorced by mistake - whereupon his wife Valerie marries his best friend Ernie Brewer by mistake. Frank's future pop star daughter Nancy Sinatra has a featured role. Written by alfiehitchie

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USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nancy Sinatra was nervous acting opposite father Frank for the very first time. But worse than that, she was in the midst of a devastating divorce from first husband 'Tommy Sands' while shooting the picture, later saying that it was a good time for all the fellas on the set but she herself was extremely troubled. See more »

Quotes

Valerie Edwards: Oh, by the way dear, get that thing off your leg by tonight, we're going dancing.
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Soundtracks

There Was a Sinner Man
Music by Trini López (as Trini Lopez)
Lyrics by Bobby Weinstein, Bobby Hart, Billy Barberis and Teddy Randazzo
Performed by Trini López
[Trini López performs the song at the go-go club]
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Barely passable with a few cute moments
15 April 2011 | by abcj-2See all my reviews

My usual personal cutoff includes the year 1965 when watching classic films. I have been trying to watch as many Dean Martin, Deborah Kerr, and Frank Sinatra films as possible up to 1965, so this fit the bill. This movie, however, was quite a disappointment even with my low expectations from the ratings. It was so risqué compared to the classics I love from just a couple of years before. I felt like a prude at first. I really prefer classic films made between 1937-1959. This film is a great reminder as to why.

This actually could have been a great movie, but it was barely passable thanks to bad writing and unenthusiastic male leads. It had its cute moments but they were intermixed with babes in bikinis way too much. Also, the usually charming Sinatra played the heavy and he played it a bit too heavy. Dean was charming as always except when getting an oil rubdown. Sadly, then he just looked like a bit of a creepy old man. Kerr was not playing with her often Oscar caliber script, but I'm afraid she was just passing her prime for great parts. She did put in a valiant effort to her credit.

I liked the sweet and tidy ending, but it's still not a new personal favorite. The only thing that suffered was my expectations for what could have been a cute and funny fluff piece film had everyone just tried harder.


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