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I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 18 October 1968 (USA)
A thirty-something square falls in love with a hippie and decides to "drop out" himself.

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Hy Averback
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Sellers ... Harold
Jo Van Fleet ... Mother
Leigh Taylor-Young ... Nancy
Joyce Van Patten ... Joyce
David Arkin ... Herbie
Herb Edelman ... Murray
Salem Ludwig Salem Ludwig ... Father
Louis Gottlieb Louis Gottlieb ... Guru
Grady Sutton ... Funeral Director
Janet Clark Janet Clark ... Mrs. Foley
Jorge Moreno Jorge Moreno ... Mr. Rodriguez
Ed Peck ... Man in Dress Shop
Jack Margolis Jack Margolis ... Big Bear
Eddra Gale ... Love Lady
Carol O'Leary Carol O'Leary ... Anita
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Storyline

Peter Sellers stars as Harold Fine, a self-described square--a 35-year-old Los Angeles Lawyer who is not looking forward to middle age and his upcoming wedding. His life changes, however, when he falls in love with Nancy, a free-spirited, innocent, and beautiful young hippie. After Harold and his family enjoy some of her "groovy" brownies, he decides to "drop out" with her and become a hippie too. But can he return to his old life when he discovers that the hippie lifestyle is just a little too independent and irresponsible for his tastes? Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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hippie | love | lawyer | wedding | jewish | See All (34) »

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The saga of Harold...from dedicated lawyer to dedicated dropout.

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 October 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A borboleta vermelha See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was not a happy period in Peter Sellers's life. He was miserable working in the U.S. and furious that his second wife, Britt Ekland, had signed to make The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968), which was filming on the East Coast while he was working in Hollywood. As a result, he acted out on the set a great deal. At one point, he was convinced the crew hated him and was leaking unfavourable stories about him to the press, so he tried to have them all fired. See more »

Goofs

In the second scene in the film, when Harold is driving his car, the shadow of the camera with a cable coming out of the side of it, is visible on his arm. See more »

Quotes

Guru: [Walking on beach] Do you know youself?
Harold Fine: I'm trying to know myself.
Guru: You will know yourself when you stop trying.
Harold Fine: I'm trying to stop trying.
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Connections

Referenced in The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!
(1968) (uncredited)
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Larry Tucker and Paul Mazursky
Arranged by Bob Thompson
Performed by Harpers Bizarre
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Mister Everyday joins the flower crowd
10 November 2001 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Entertaining film with lots of 60's memories like psychedelic cars, hip, cool, groovy lingo, long hair wigs, and, naturally....pot. Mr. Uptight just couldn't make up his mind whether he wanted to be a straight or be hip, which caused him to alienate himself from both circles. Fun and funny picture.


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