How to Commit Marriage

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  • PG
  • Genre(s): Comedy Romance
  • Release year: 1969
  • Running time: 95 min
How to Commit Marriage is a 1969 comedy film directed by Norman Panama and starring Bob Hope and Jackie Gleason in their only movie together. The supporting cast features Jane Wyman as Hope's wife, Tina Louise as record-producer Gleason's love interest,... read more

How to Commit Marriage is a 1969 comedy film directed by Norman Panama and starring Bob Hope and Jackie Gleason in their only movie together. The supporting cast features Jane Wyman as Hope's wife, Tina Louise as record-producer Gleason's love interest, Leslie Nielsen as the straight man, and Professor Irwin Corey as a Middle Eastern guru named "the Baba Zeba." Tim Matheson also appears in an early role. This was Jane Wyman's final film appearance. A rock band entitled The Comfortable Chair appears as a rock group, performing their song "A Child's Garden." The movie was filmed in the then-current version of Cinerama.

Original Release

07/07/1969

US Release

07/07/1969

Cast

Bob Hope Frank Benson
Jackie Gleason Oliver Poe
Jane Wyman Elaine Benson
Tim Matheson David Poe
Leslie Nielsen Phil Fletcher
Tina Louise Laverne Baker
JoAnna Cameron Nancy Benson
Maureen Arthur Lois Grey
Paul Stewart Willoughby
Irwin Corey The Baba Ziba (as Professor Irwin Corey) / The Baba Ziba
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Norman Panama

Writers

Michael Kanin, Ben Starr

Cast

Bob Hope Frank Benson
Jackie Gleason Oliver Poe
Jane Wyman Elaine Benson
Tim Matheson David Poe
Leslie Nielsen Phil Fletcher
Tina Louise Laverne Baker
JoAnna Cameron Nancy Benson
Maureen Arthur Lois Grey
Paul Stewart Willoughby
Irwin Corey The Baba Ziba (as Professor Irwin Corey) / The Baba Ziba
The Comfortable Chair Musical Group
David Burns
Glenn Corbett Detective Sgt. Charlie Bancroft
Victoria Shaw Christine Downs
Don Brodie Pevney
Alex Gerry Rev. Dempster
Danny Borzage Musician in Waiting Room
Rudy Germane Stage Manager
Lauren Gilbert Ralph - Benson's Lawyer
Robert Hitchcock Wedding Guest

Producers

Editors

Ronald Sinclair

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