Bachelor in Paradise
|Bachelor in Paradise|
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|Directed by||Jack Arnold|
|Produced by||Ted Richmond (executive producer, uncredited)|
|Written by||Vera Caspary (story)
Valentine Davies (screenplay)
|Music by||Henry Mancini|
|Editing by||Richard W. Farrell|
|Running time||109 minutes|
|Box office||$3.5 million|
Bachelor in Paradise is a 1961 Metrocolor romantic comedy film starring Bob Hope and Lana Turner. Directed by Jack Arnold, it was written by Valentine Davies and Hal Kanter, based on a story by Vera Caspary.
The film won three Laurel awards for Best Comedy, Best Comedy Actor (Hope) and song ("Bachelor in Paradise", music: Henry Mancini and lyrics: Mack David), which was also nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song. Bob Hope was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
A.J. Niles is a provocative best-selling author who discovers that he has a large tax debt owed to the IRS, due to being ripped off by his accountant, Herman Wapinger. He goes undercover under the alias "Jack Adams" in a California suburban community called Paradise Village to research a new book about the wives and lives there. Niles is pursued by a flirtatious married woman named Dolores while falling in love with a woman, Rosemary, who rents her house to him. Wapinger is found, Niles' cash is returned to him, and he reveals his true identity on national television. The husbands in Paradise Village all file for divorce, believing their wives are all having affairs with Niles. In divorce court, Niles reveals that he is in love with Rosemary and asks her to marry him. Everyone lives happily ever after.
- Bob Hope as Adam J. Niles
- Lana Turner as Rosemary Howard
- Janis Paige as Dolores Jynson
- Jim Hutton as Larry Delavane
- Paula Prentiss as Linda Delavane
- Don Porter as Thomas W. Jynson
- Virginia Grey as Camille Quinlaw
- Agnes Moorehead as Judge Peterson
- Florence Sundstrom as Mrs. Pickering
- John McGiver as Austin Palfrey
- Clinton Sunberg as Rodney Jones
- Alan Hewitt as Attorney Backett
- Reta Shaw as Mrs. Brown
- Vin Scully as Himself
According to MGM records, the film earned $2.5 million in the US and Canada and $1 million elsewhere but ultimately lost $344,000.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- Bachelor in Paradise at the Internet Movie Database
- Bachelor in Paradise at AllMovie
- Bachelor in Paradise at the TCM Movie Database
- Bachelor in Paradise at Turner Classic Movies Spotlight by Frank Miller
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