The Mating Game (1959)





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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: William Roberts
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 27, 1993
Warner Home Video


as Lorenzo Charlton

as Marietta Larkin

as Pop Larkin

as Oliver Kelsey

as Ma Larkin

as Wendell Burnshaw

as Rev. Osgood

as Bigelow

as Chief Guthrie

as Barney

as Lee Larkin

as Grant Larkin

as Victoria Larkin

as Susan Larkin
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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Very dated (social mores) romantic comedy with Tony Randall paired with Debbie Reynolds.

July 13, 2006
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Audience Reviews for The Mating Game


Debbie and Tony team well in this cute comedy.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

The IRS never bargained on the Larkin Family in this Delightful Tale about Love & Taxes, Country Style!!! Delightful

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