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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.

Director:

Hy Averback
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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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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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Hy Averback said in an interview that one day, Peter Sellers refused to shoot a scene until a crew member standing off camera changed clothes. The superstitious Sellers claimed the outfit was the "wrong color". Shooting had to stop while they went to wardrobe and got a different color outfit for the crewmember. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie Peter Sellers is driving his black Lincoln Continental. When he stops for a traffic light a cream colored 4 door 66 Chevy Impala or Caprice with a black vinyl top pulls up behind and one lane to his right. The view switches to Sellers viewed through the windshield and the car has changed to a 2 door cream colored 64-65 Chevelle convertible with a white top. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Guru: "Flower in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower, But if I could understand, What you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is."
Hippie Girl: Beautiful. Is that Ginsberg?
Guru: No, Tennyson. "But if I could understand, What you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is." So, to know God, to know man, you first have to know what a flower is. A flower. But how can you know what ...
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Connections

Referenced in The Making of 'The Producers' (2002) 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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Hilarious Peter Sellers Vehicle
11 November 2001 | by zetesSee all my reviews

This is a very funny send up of the flower child generation. Peter Sellers plays an uptight, Jewish lawyer who falls for one of his hippie brother's girlfriends. After that, he descends into hippiedom. The film is filled with some of the funniest scenes around. The funniest part of the movie is Sellers as a hippie with hair down around his cheeks and psychedelic clothing, but still wearing horn-rimmed glasses. The musical score, which uses sitars as satire, is really great, too. It's very much worth seeing, although it overstays its welcome. Its humorous observations (and imaginations) about hippies get a bit repetitive in the film's second half. 8/10.


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