The Mating Game

The Mating Game

Director: George Marshall Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Tony Randall, Paul Douglas

DVD (Wide Screen)

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George Marshall directed this breezy romantic comedy starring Tony Randall and Debbie Reynolds. Randall plays Lorenzo Charlton, a stuffy tax investigator sent to the farm of Pop Larkin (Paul Douglas) and Ma Larkin (Una Merkel) to find out why they haven't been paying taxes. He discovers that the Larkins, instead of money, use a homegrown barter system. Their complex economic network causes Lorenzo to drink one home brew too many. Awakening from a hangover, he sees a vision of loveliness before him -- the Larkin's spunky daughter Mariette (Debbie Reynolds). Enraptured by Mariette, he decides to stick around and help the family out of their onerous tax burden. Further research reveals an ancestral claim dating to the Civil War -- in reality, the government owes the Larkins $14 million.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316155509
Original Release: 1959
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 8,226

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Debbie Reynolds Marietta Larkin
Tony Randall Lorenzo Charlton
Paul Douglas Pop Larkin
Fred Clark Oliver Kelsey
Una Merkel Ma Larkin
Philip Ober Wendell Burnshaw
Philip Coolidge Rev. Osgood
Charles Lane Bigelow
Trevor Bardette Chief Guthrie
Addison Powell DeGroot
Rickey Murray Lee Larkin
Donald Losby Grant Larkin
William Smith Barney

Technical Credits
George Marshall Director
Jeff Alexander Score Composer
Philip Barry Producer
Robert J. Bronner Cinematographer
Malcolm Brown Art Director
William Horning Art Director
John MacSweeney Editor
John McSweeney Editor
William Roberts Screenwriter
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer

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