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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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Jack Donohue

Writer:

Cy Howard
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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 ... Bunny (as Tara Ashton)
Kathleen Freeman ... Miss Blight
Flip Mark ... Rollo
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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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', later saying that it was a good time for all the fellas on the set but she herself was extremely troubled. See more »

Goofs

The two wall calendars in Miguel's office are for December 1964 & April 1965. The calendar in his hotel lobby is for June 1965. A few weeks (at most) after the Mexico trip it's suddenly Thanksgiving. See more »

Quotes

Ernie Brewer: Now, let me see, an application. The position is secretary. Oh, here it is. Well, it says here your first name is Kitty.
Kitty: Uh-huh, with two t's.
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Connections

Referenced in Dallas: Marriage on the Rocks (1988) See more »

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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Going through the motions.
27 November 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In recent months, I've watched quite a few films by the so-called Rat Pack. Some, such as "Oceans Eleven", were very good. However, quite a few really look like the actors were just going through the motions with substandard scripts--and "Marriage on the Rocks" is clearly one of these.

The film is supposed to be a kooky comedy about marriage and divorce. However, comedies, unless I'm mistaken, are supposed to be funny! This one lacks humor and more importantly any charm. The characters are all unlikable and very one-dimensional. Dean Martin plays an executive who NEVER works and chases women. Frank Sinatra plays an executive who ONLY works and is humorless and annoying. And, Deborah Kerr hates his wife who hates her marriage but NEVER tells her husband. As for the kids, they're all self-absorbed jerks.

As for the plot, it's bad but is made worse because you hate the characters. While in Mexico, Frank and Deborah ACCIDENTALLY GET DIVORCED and SHE ACCIDENTALLY MARRIES Dean!! This is pretty far-fetched and contrived. Overall, it's a tiresome film that might have worked had it been better written and had the stars (who had HUGE clout in Hollywood at the time) insisted they be given a competent plot. Tiresome.


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