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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

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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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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 »

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Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

25 September 1968 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Adorablement vôtre See more »

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Production Co:

Cherokee Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although The Picardy Singers didn't have any hits out of the film, a band from Los Angeles, Love Generation, did score a minor success with their version of "Montage" (number 86 on the Billboard charts). 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 »

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

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Montage
Written by Jimmy Webb (as Jim Webb)
Performed by Picardy
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To trot the globe
2 September 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In his recent memoir James Garner said he hated this film. But he and Debbie Reynolds were enough professional to keep How Sweet It Is at least tolerably amusing for their fans. A nice supporting cast certainly helps in that cause.

Garner is a professional photographer whose job keeps him globe-trotting and both wife Reynolds and son Donald Losby get to trot the globe with him when his boss prevails on him to be the photographer on his daughter's European tour with her student group. Losby goes along as his assistant to spend time with Hilary Thompson who is the boss's daughter whom he's going out with. Reynolds makes it three, but even that doesn't quite work out as they are assigned bachelor quarters with the chaperons and not a married suite on the boat. Now that was a bit too much to swallow.

Even worse Reynolds gets taken by conman Terry-Thomas for a $1000.00 dollars when he rents her a house on the Riviera which is just slightly already owned by French lawyer Maurice Ronet. Debbie gets Ronet's hormones into overdrive especially seeing her in a bikini. Looking real good for the mother of a teenage son.

Garner also has tour guide Mary Michael interested in him. And Losby who Thompson takes for granted perks up when blond bombshell Alexandra Hay shows him some interest and some body.

But as good as this cast is and it also includes Paul Lynde as an officious purser on the ship it's all rehashed and recycled stuff from other and better films.


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