Strange Bedfellows


1h 38m 1965

Brief Synopsis

In London, stuffy statesman Carter Harrison meets Toni, a Bohemian artist with a hot Italian temper. The two impulsively marry and then find that they disagree on everything. Shortly afterward they separate. We then meet them five years later on the eve before their divorce becomes final. After seeing each other again, sparks are reignited and they spend the night together. Reality sets in when morning comes and they begin arguing again. Once again, divorce proceedings are on, until Carter that an important promotion hinges on whether he's married. He schemes to win back Toni and eventually succeeds. But can he keep her from destroying his career by posing as Lady Godiva in a protest movement?

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
Miami, Florida, opening: 10 Feb 1965
Production Company
Fernwood Productions
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

Richard Bramwell, an American public relations ace for a U. S. oil company, comes to London to clean up the "corporate image" of Carter Harrison, a young executive destined to become president of the firm's international branch. Carter has been separated for 7 years from his Italian wife, Toni, whom he married after a whirlwind courtship. Toni now spends her time championing an assortment of bizarre minority causes. At first interested in divorce, Carter and Toni rekindle the old flame; but he is angered when he discovers that she is still attached to "nutty" causes and that she plans to picket the U. S. Embassy. Toni's current boyfriend, Harry Jones, advises her to leave for Reno immediately. Another breakup is followed by another reconciliation, with Carter promising to allow Toni anything in the way of causes. He and Bramwell then propose a plan to make her think Carter is about to accept a dangerous assignment--in reality, a scheme to prevent her from leading a protest march dressed as Lady Godiva astride a horse. At first Toni agrees to go to Nassau with Carter, but when she discovers the ruse she rushes off to Soho to take her place as Godiva. Chasing after her, Carter purposely causes a traffic disturbance, and the ensuing brawl lands everybody in court. When Bramwell is unable to shield Carter from the shocked attention of J. L. Stevens, his boss, an oil company lawyer makes a clever plea in Carter's defense. But Carter repudiates the defense, declaring he did everything for the love of Toni, who promptly melts into his arms. Stevens, aware of the "corporate image," fires Carter and Bramwell--but, mindful of the tender feelings of Mrs. Stevens, also promises to rehire them.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
Miami, Florida, opening: 10 Feb 1965
Production Company
Fernwood Productions
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)

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Released in United States 1965

Released in United States 1965