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I'll Take Sweden (1965)

Approved | | Comedy | 18 June 1965 (USA)
Single father Bob Holcomb, dissatisfied with his daughter JoJo's choice of partner, seizes an unexpected opportunity to bring her on a trip to Sweden in order for her to forget all thoughts... See full summary »

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Nat Perrin, Nat Perrin (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hope ... Bob Holcomb
Tuesday Weld ... JoJo Holcomb
Frankie Avalon ... Kenny Klinger
Dina Merrill ... Karin Granstedt
Jeremy Slate ... Erik Carlson
Rosemarie Frankland ... Marti
Walter Sande ... Bjork
John Qualen ... Olaf
Peter Bourne Peter Bourne ... Ingemar
Fay DeWitt ... Hilda (as Fay deWitt)
Alice Frost ... Greta
Roy Roberts ... Ship's Captain
Maudie Prickett ... Spinster
Beverly Powers Beverly Powers ... Electra (as Beverly Hills)
Siv Marta Aberg Siv Marta Aberg ... Inger
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Storyline

Single father Bob Holcomb, dissatisfied with his daughter JoJo's choice of partner, seizes an unexpected opportunity to bring her on a trip to Sweden in order for her to forget all thoughts on marriage. Confronted with liberal Swedish morals, he finds out that marriage might not be too bad an idea after all. Written by Anders Andersson <andersa@DoCS.UU.SE>

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

18 June 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor al estilo sueco See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

As a publicity stunt, the studio offered a role to one of then-US President Lyndon Baines Johnson's daughters. She declined. See more »

Goofs

When Bob, JoJo and Erik are in the Stockholm airport, Bob is not carrying anything. As they pass through an exit door and head towards Erik's red VW bug, Bob is suddenly holding a small gray suitcase. See more »

Quotes

JoJo Holcomb: [looking admiringly at Kenny Klinger] Oh, isn't he something else?
Bob Holcomb: [obviously not impressed with him] You could say that, yes...
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Referenced in Primetime Glick: Eugene Levy/Conan O'Brien (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bells Keep Ringin'
Composed by Bobby Beverly and 'By' Dunham
Performed by Frankie Avalon
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Impossible
15 January 2006 | by JasparLamarCrabbSee all my reviews

In an effort to keep daughter Tuesday Weld away from bad boy Frankie Avalon, Bob Hope takes a job in Sweden. This is just another of the egregiously unfunny movies Hope was making in the 1960s. The film has one distinguishing feature: it manages to cast Weld and make her completely unappealing! Surprisingly cast to begin with, Weld has little to do but roll her eyes or wince at Hope's unfunny wisecracks. Perhaps Annette Funicello or Deborah Walley would have been a better choice for Weld's role. She's far too intelligent to have us believe she'd be smitten with the empty headed Avalon. The presence of classy Dina Merrill, as Hope's love interest, is a plus even if her Swedish accent is a bit half-hearted. Directed, in the style of the average 60s sitcom, by the undistinguished Fred DeCordova.


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