The Art of Love (1965)




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In this comedy, a struggling American painter and an aspiring author share a Parisian apartment. When the artist decides to return to his wealthy lover, the author realizes that he will be unable to afford the flat should the roommate leave, and he does all he can to keep him there.
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James Garner
as Casey Barnett
Dick Van Dyke
as Paul Sloane
Angie Dickinson
as Laurie Gibson
Elke Sommer
as Nikki
Ethel Merman
as Mme. Coco
Carl Reiner
as Rodin
Pierre Olaf
as Carnot
Miiko Taka
as Chou Chou
Jay Novello
as Janitor
Naomi Stevens
as Mrs. Fromkis
Leon Belasco
as Prince
Maurice Marsac
as Prosecutor
Marcel Hillaire
as Executioner
Dawn Willere
as Couchette
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Critic Reviews for The Art of Love

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

The script's few good ideas are soon flogged to death, although it all becomes interestingly tasteless towards the end.

Full Review… | May 6, 2013
Time Out
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Nobody demands probability from a farce, but this one keeps its hapless actors so busy explaining what is going on that they have no time to stay for laughs.

Full Review… | May 6, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

On the back lot at Universal City, Love creates a cardboard Paris and fills it with evidence that 1965 is a dull year abroad.

Full Review… | May 6, 2013
TIME Magazine
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Writer Carl Reiner and director Norman Jewison go aground by allowing too many bits to fill their pot.

Full Review… | May 6, 2013
Top Critic

Complications arise when Van Dyke returns and discovers Garner's scam. He is not impressed. Neither will you be.

Full Review… | May 6, 2013

Good cast handles the material well but the film is so bloated with lunacy that it is hard to keep up with.

Full Review… | May 6, 2013
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