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The Love God? (1969)

M | | Comedy | August 1969 (USA)
Abner Audubon Peacock (Don Knotts) is the publisher of a bird-watcher's magazine which is converted into a girlie mag by an unscrupulous operator Osborn Tremaine (Edmond O'Brien).

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Nat Hiken
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Knotts ... Abner Audubon Peacock IV
Anne Francis ... Lisa LaMonica
Edmond O'Brien ... Osborn Tremaine
James Gregory ... Darrell Evans Hughes
Maureen Arthur ... Evelyn Tremaine
Maggie Mancuso ... Rose Ellen Wilkerson (as Maggie Peterson)
Jesslyn Fax ... Miss Love
Jacques Aubuchon ... Carter Fenton
Marjorie Bennett ... Miss Pickering
Jim Boles Jim Boles ... Amos Peacock
Ruth McDevitt ... Miss Keezy
Roy Stuart ... Joe Merkel
Herb Voland ... Atty. Gen. Frederick Snow
James Westerfield ... Rev. Wilkerson
Bob Hastings ... Shrader
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Abner Audubon Peacock (Don Knotts) is the publisher of a bird-watcher's magazine which is converted into a girlie mag by an unscrupulous operator Osborn Tremaine (Edmond O'Brien).

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dyan Cannon's agent gave her a choice of appearing in this comedy and securing a five-picture deal with Universal Pictures or appearing as Alice in the comedy Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1973). She chose the latter and earned a Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. See more »

Goofs

The first issue of the new Peacock Magazine is dated in April, but Rose Ellen is seen sitting in the porch swing when the fall leaves are blowing across the yard. See more »

Quotes

Evelyn Tremaine: That's the dirtiest thing I ever heard in my life!
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Crazy Credits

When the opening credits actually show the film's title, the voice of Don Knotts can be heard in voice-over, asking in obvious disbelief, "The WHAT???" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Edtv (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Peacock
Written by Walter Slivinski
Sung by The Blossoms and Orange-Colored Sky
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A Don Knotts Twist
14 September 2012 | by aadue-186-652060See all my reviews

I personally enjoy this film for a few reasons. The style, design, fashion, etc. and time period are awesome. Late 60s and groovy as can be. The whole "Hugh Hefner" thing is happening.

At least in 1969, who would be the best (aka WORST) Love God? Don Knotts, of course. While this movie is a bit different than his other starring films (it's PG-13 for a start), it still has that charm.

Knotts always plays a small town guy getting mixed up in something, and becoming a reluctant hero. It's a formula that works well for him, and we have it in this movie. I think some people do not enjoy this movie because it's just a little different than his other work up to this point, but that's okay.

While this is essentially a sex-comedy, the film is still family friendly overall. There's nothing too blatant, so if you're old enough you'll get it, and if you aren't then that's okay. I recommend this movie, especially if you like Don Knotts, the 60s, or both.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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