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The Mating Game1959

The Mating Game (1959)





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In this romantic comedy, a buttoned down tax investigator (Tony Randall) is called to investigate the finances of a small farm owner. He receives a call about Pop Larkin (Paul Douglas) involving non payment of taxes. Larkin's conniving neighbor has placed the call in hopes Pop will be jailed and his land sold at auction. Randall falls for Pop's daughter (Debbie Reynolds) and tries to resolve the families money problems.

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Tony Randall
as Lorenzo Charlton
Debbie Reynolds
as Marietta Larkin
Paul Douglas
as Pop Larkin
Fred Clark
as Oliver Kelsey
Una Merkel
as Ma Larkin
Philip Ober
as Wendell Burnshaw
Philip Coolidge
as Rev. Osgood
Charles Lane
as Bigelow
Trevor Bardette
as Chief Guthrie
Rickey Murray
as Lee Larkin
Donald Losby
as Grant Larkin
Cheryl Bailey
as Victoria Larkin
Caryl Bailey
as Susan Larkin
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Critic Reviews for The Mating Game

All Critics (3)

...noisy but good-humored comedy.

November 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Dated bucolic romantic comedy, with a few funny moments.

September 21, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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

July 13, 2006 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for The Mating Game


Debbie and Tony team well in this cute comedy.

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