The Love God?

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The Love God?
The Love God?.jpg
Directed by Nat Hiken
Produced by Edward Montagne
Written by Nat Hiken
Starring Don Knotts
Anne Francis
Music by Vic Mizzy
Cinematography William Margulies
Edited by Sam E. Waxman
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • August 1969 (1969-08)
Running time
101 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Love God? is a 1969 Universal Pictures feature film starring Don Knotts and film was written and directed by Nat Hiken,[1] who died after it was shot but before it was released in theaters. The film marks a change of pace for Knotts, who up to then, had appeared in G-rated family comedies. The Love God? was an attempt to integrate Knotts into the type of adult-related films that dominated the late 1960s and early 1970s.


Abner Peacock's beloved bird-watcher's magazine, The Peacock, is in financial crisis. Desperate to stay afloat, Abner takes on a new partner, Osborn Tremain (Edmond O'Brien), who has an agenda of his own: to publish a sexy gentleman's magazine, which he can only do by taking over Abner's, since he has been convicted too often of sending obscene material through the mails.

Before the hapless bird-watcher can stop the Tremains, the first issue sells over 40 million copies and Abner becomes the unwilling spokesman for First Amendment rights. Swept up in adulation, the unwitting playboy quickly begins settling into the swinging bachelor lifestyle.

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