How To Commit Marriage


1h 38m 1969

Brief Synopsis

Frank and Elaine Benson decide to divorce after twenty years, just as their daughter Nancy decides to get married to her boyfriend David. David's father Oliver disapproves and attempts to sabotage the relationship. When Nancy gets pregnant by accident, her parents agree to look after the baby, but F

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
Miami Beach, Florida, opening: 28 May 1969
Production Company
Naho Productions
Distribution Company
Cinerama Releasing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

Just as real estate agent Frank Benson and his wife, Elaine, decide to divorce, their 19-year-old daughter, Nancy, announces that she and her college boyfriend, David Poe, are going to be married. David's father, Oliver, a cynical rock and roll entrepreneur, vehemently opposes the idea; consequently, when he accidentally finds a copy of the Benson's divorce settlement, Oliver turns the wedding ceremony into a shambles by branding the Bensons as hypocrites. Heartbroken, Nancy and David decide to live together and go on tour with a rock group. Since it is no longer necessary to keep up appearances, Frank moves out of his home and takes up with buxom divorcée Lois Grey, while Elaine finds solace with Phil Fletcher, who is also divorced. When Frank and Elaine learn that Nancy is pregnant and that she intends to follow the advice of Baba Ziba, a Hindu mystic, and give the child up for adoption, they arrange to adopt the baby themselves. Though Nancy and David are unaware of their child's foster parents, Oliver suspects the truth and sets out to expose the Bensons. Desperate, Frank tries to bribe Baba Ziba into persuading Nancy and David to reclaim the baby; when this venture fails, Frank dons the Indian's garments and goes on stage to plead for young people to accept responsibilities. Though Frank is unmasked, Nancy and David are convinced to take their baby back. Frank and Elaine are then reunited, and Oliver marries his longtime mistress, LaVerne.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
Miami Beach, Florida, opening: 28 May 1969
Production Company
Naho Productions
Distribution Company
Cinerama Releasing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

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Notes

Location scenes filmed in Los Angeles.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 1969

Released in United States Summer June 1969