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How Sweet It Is! (1968)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 25 September 1968 (Sweden)
Photographer Grif Henderson is assigned a photo shoot in Paris. He decides to take his wife Jenny and his hippie son Davey with him on the shoot. Jenny unknowingly rents a house that ... See full summary »

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Jerry Paris

Writers:

Garry Marshall (screenplay), Jerry Belson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Grif Henderson
Debbie Reynolds ... Jenny Henderson
Maurice Ronet ... Phillipe Maspere
Terry-Thomas ... Gilbert Tilly
Paul Lynde ... The Purser
Marcel Dalio ... Louis
Gino Conforti ... Agatzi
Donald Losby Donald Losby ... Davey
Hilarie Thompson ... Bootsie Wax
Alexandra Hay Alexandra Hay ... Gloria
Mary Michael ... Nancy Leigh
Walter Brooke ... Haskell Wax
Elena Verdugo ... Vera Wax
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Bibi (as Ann M. Guilbert)
Patty Regan ... Midge
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Storyline

Photographer Grif Henderson is assigned a photo shoot in Paris. He decides to take his wife Jenny and his hippie son Davey with him on the shoot. Jenny unknowingly rents a house that belongs to a French lawyer. She must fend off his charms and stay true to Grif, while he likewise tries to stay true to her on the shoot. Written by <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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HOW SWEET IT IS to see the first motion picture to tell the entire freaked-out, mind-blown, turned-off, switched-on world just exactly how sweet it is. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

25 September 1968 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Adorablement vôtre See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cherokee Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Hit songwriter Jimmy Webb composed two songs for the soundtrack of this film, the title track, "How Sweet It Is," and "Montage," which appears at the midway point, when both Penny Marshall and Heather Menzies make their appearances below a portrait of the Mona Lisa. Both songs were performed by The Picardy Singers, neither became a hit. See more »

Quotes

Davey: Love's all over the world dad. It protects us all.
Grif Henderson: Well, I've been all over the world son. Take a gun.
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Alternate Versions

Network-TV version in the USA has opening credits with different artwork than the regular version (stills of aparrel-store mannequins without clothes) so as to look less offensive, in spite of its G-rating. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Montage
Written by Jimmy Webb (as Jim Webb)
Performed by Picardy
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hokey, pokey, & could have been a lot funnier
23 August 2015 | by mangoman1See all my reviews

I give this 6 based solely on the fact that it had Reynolds, Garner, & Scotti in it. It was hokey & saccharine 47 years ago, & it's 4.7 times that now. As the saying goes, "Man, I was there then." The thing was written as though it was 1958, not '68. Compare "Boys' Night Out" (also with Garner), done 6 years earlier, & with a similar plot -- vastly superior.

A lot of the humor is weak & sadly forced. The pseudo-psychedelic artwork & intro don't help much, either. I understand & sympathize with those (presumably also of my generation) who like it, but objectively speaking, this just doesn't go higher than about halfway up the scale. :\


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