The Mating Game (1959)
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as Lorenzo Charlton
as Marietta Larkin
as Pop Larkin
as Oliver Kelsey
as Ma Larkin
as Wendell Burnshaw
as Rev. Osgood
as Chief Guthrie
as Lee Larkin
as Grant Larkin
as Victoria Larkin
as Susan Larkin
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Critic Reviews for The Mating Game
Very dated (social mores) romantic comedy with Tony Randall paired with Debbie Reynolds.
Audience Reviews for The Mating Game
Debbie and Tony team well in this cute comedy.
The IRS never bargained on the Larkin Family in this Delightful Tale about Love & Taxes, Country Style!!! Delightful
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[color=silver]Uneven and at times embarassingly bad romantic comedy that doesn't work on hardly any level.[/color]
[color=#c0c0c0]Tony Randall is an IRS agent sent to rural Maryland to investigate the Larkin family and to find out why they have never ever paid a single dime in taxes. There he meets the oldest daughter, played annoyingly by Debbie Reynolds. She decides that Randall is for her so the family schemes ways to keep him at their farmhouse.[/color]
[color=#c0c0c0]As mentioned, Reynolds is very annoying here. There is not a single reason for anyone to want her and Randall to be together. Tony Randall plays his usual straight-laced uptight business type. He is always fine, but again the material here is so poorly conceived that he is wasted. Not even an all too brief appearance from the great character actor William Smith can breath much life into this hokey mess.[/color]
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