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How to Commit Marriage (1969)

Young couple decide to live together and they wind up having a baby. They decide they should give the baby up for adoption. The baby's Mother's parents wind up adopting the baby using a fake name.

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Norman Panama
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Frank Benson
Jackie Gleason ... Oliver Poe
Jane Wyman ... Elaine Benson
Leslie Nielsen ... Phil Fletcher
Maureen Arthur ... Lois Grey
Tina Louise ... Laverne Baker
Tim Matheson ... David Poe (as Tim Matthieson)
Paul Stewart ... Willoughby
Irwin Corey ... The Baba Ziba (as Professor Irwin Corey)
JoAnna Cameron ... Nancy Benson
The Comfortable Chair The Comfortable Chair ... Musical Group
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Burns
Glenn Corbett ... Detective Sgt. Charlie Bancroft (archive footage)
Victoria Shaw ... Christine Downs (archive footage)
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Storyline

When a young couple is about to marry, the bride's parents decide to divorce. Losing faith in marriage, the young couple live together instead. After the birth of a child, they put it up for adoption. The bride's parents reconcile so that they can secretly adopt their grandchild. Written by laird-3

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Bob Hope and Jackie Gleason request the honor of your presence at a swinging session on How to Commit Marriage. See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1970 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Avioliittokaruselli See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Naho Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of the California progressive psychedelic hippie band The Comfortable Chair, recording artists on CBS-Ode Records, whose six band members appear as themselves in the movie. They were discovered and produced by John Densmore and Robby Krieger of The Doors. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the golf sequence an out of place mechanical drinking fountain appears next to the green to serve as a ricochet barrier during Mildred's match-winning putt, never to be seen again. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Poe: [sees that Baba Ziba offers his employee the star suite] I don't understand, you're giving a menial the star dressing room?
The Baba Ziba: It is written that when the most humble enjoy the fruit then the wealthy become richer giving energy to those with all the benevolence upon and therefore to substantiate gives them the up-liberty for we, and the development of those that the umbilical upon those who we, and therefore many times over.
Oliver Poe: Superior wisdom... from a superior mind.
[rolls his eyes in disbelief]
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Connections

Features The Crimson Kimono (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Be Me
(uncredited)
Written by Barbara A. Baczek, Tad Baczek, Gary Davis, Warner Davis, Eugene A. Garfin, Gregory B. LeRoy and Bernie Schwartz
Performed by The Comfortable Chair
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is that band anybody?
18 August 2000 | by mmckie-2See all my reviews

Wow, when you see how Hollywood portrays the social revolution in the sixties, you can see why people had to rebell!!! The writing is definitely in the tone of the grown-ups making fun of the band names during the sixties.

It was surprising to see Tim Matheson in this movie. Also Tina Louise of Gilligan's Island fame. Leslie Nielsen is another one who is still popular.

But who is that sensitive sixties band with the dreamy sound and the groovy philosophy? They're called "The Comfortable Chair" in the movie, but embarrassing as it is to admit, they sound like a real band from the time. Someone like "Small Faces", or whatever their name was.


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