6.0/10
526
14 user 8 critic

How Sweet It Is! (1968)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 25 September 1968 (Sweden)
Photographer Grif Henderson is assigned a photo shoot in Paris. He decides to take his wife Jenny and his hippie son Davey with him on the shoot. Jenny unknowingly rents a house that ... See full summary »

Director:

Jerry Paris

Writers:

Garry Marshall (screenplay), Jerry Belson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Shot by a jealous husband, Charley falls out a porthole and is lost at sea only to find himself returned as an attractive blond woman. His best friend is staying at his house as he puts ... See full summary »

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Pat Boone
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Struggling artist fakes his own death so his works will increase in value.

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: James Garner, Dick Van Dyke, Elke Sommer
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

At Lisbon airport, an American businessman is mistaken for a British secret-agent, by friend and foe alike, with hilarious consequences.

Directors: Ronald Neame, Cliff Owen
Stars: James Garner, Melina Mercouri, Sandra Dee
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

On a Sunday, Eileen Tyler, still a virgin, leaves Albany to visit her airline pilot brother in New York but a chance encounter with a man on a city bus threatens to derail her upcoming marriage to boyfriend Russ.

Director: Peter Tewksbury
Stars: Rod Taylor, Jane Fonda, Cliff Robertson
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An American junior diplomat in London rents a house from, and falls in love with, a woman suspected of murder.

Director: Richard Quine
Stars: Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Fred Astaire
Crime | Musical | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two middle-aged women move to Hollywood, California after their sons are convicted of a notorious murder and open a dance school for children eager to tap their way to stardom.

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Shelley Winters, Dennis Weaver
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A South American fashion photo shoot turns into a diamond mine seeking adventure for an American photographer and his model.

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: James Garner, Eva Renzi, George Kennedy
Up Periscope (1959)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In 1942, Navy Lieutenant Kenneth Braden from the underwater demolition team is sent to a Japanese island to photograph secret radio codes.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: James Garner, Edmond O'Brien, Andra Martin
Mary, Mary (1963)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Nine months after they split up Bob and Mary meet at his New York apartment to sort out some tax matters. He's getting married to healthy-eating Tiffany as soon as the divorce becomes final... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Barry Nelson, Diane McBain
My Six Loves (1963)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Comic story of a Broadway musical star who arrives at her country home and finds six runaway children living on her property. When she gains custody of the kids, her life changes rapidly.

Director: Gower Champion
Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Cliff Robertson, David Janssen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After 17 years, things have got too predictable and stale. They argue, they visit a marriage counselor, Richard (drunk) visits a prostitute. They split up. After meeting other people, they ... See full summary »

Director: Bud Yorkin
Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds, Jason Robards
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A bg-time Texas wheeler-dealer (who's actually Ivy league-educated, but plays dumb) runs out of money, and goes to New York City to raise $1.5 million.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Lee Remick, James Garner, Phil Harris
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Grif Henderson
Debbie Reynolds ... Jenny Henderson
Maurice Ronet ... Phillipe Maspere
Terry-Thomas ... Gilbert Tilly
Paul Lynde ... The Purser
Marcel Dalio ... Louis
Gino Conforti ... Agatzi
Donald Losby Donald Losby ... Davey
Hilarie Thompson ... Bootsie Wax
Alexandra Hay Alexandra Hay ... Gloria
Mary Michael ... Nancy Leigh
Walter Brooke ... Haskell Wax
Elena Verdugo ... Vera Wax
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Bibi (as Ann M. Guilbert)
Patty Regan ... Midge
Edit

Storyline

Photographer Grif Henderson is assigned a photo shoot in Paris. He decides to take his wife Jenny and his hippie son Davey with him on the shoot. Jenny unknowingly rents a house that belongs to a French lawyer. She must fend off his charms and stay true to Grif, while he likewise tries to stay true to her on the shoot. Written by <ccgrad97@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

HOW SWEET IT IS to see the first motion picture to tell the entire freaked-out, mind-blown, turned-off, switched-on world just exactly how sweet it is. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

25 September 1968 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

How Sweet It Is! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cherokee Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director cameo - Jerry Paris, brothel patron running out of room, yelling, "What inning is it?" See more »

Quotes

Louis: Only in a capitalist country can a man be forced out of his bed to sleep on a sofa!
Phillipe: Only in a capitalist country does a man have a bed AND a sofa.
See more »

Alternate Versions

Network-TV version in the USA has opening credits with different artwork than the regular version (stills of aparrel-store mannequins without clothes) so as to look less offensive, in spite of its G-rating. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Montage
Written by Jimmy Webb (as Jim Webb)
Performed by Picardy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
To trot the globe
2 September 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In his recent memoir James Garner said he hated this film. But he and Debbie Reynolds were enough professional to keep How Sweet It Is at least tolerably amusing for their fans. A nice supporting cast certainly helps in that cause.

Garner is a professional photographer whose job keeps him globe-trotting and both wife Reynolds and son Donald Losby get to trot the globe with him when his boss prevails on him to be the photographer on his daughter's European tour with her student group. Losby goes along as his assistant to spend time with Hilary Thompson who is the boss's daughter whom he's going out with. Reynolds makes it three, but even that doesn't quite work out as they are assigned bachelor quarters with the chaperons and not a married suite on the boat. Now that was a bit too much to swallow.

Even worse Reynolds gets taken by conman Terry-Thomas for a $1000.00 dollars when he rents her a house on the Riviera which is just slightly already owned by French lawyer Maurice Ronet. Debbie gets Ronet's hormones into overdrive especially seeing her in a bikini. Looking real good for the mother of a teenage son.

Garner also has tour guide Mary Michael interested in him. And Losby who Thompson takes for granted perks up when blond bombshell Alexandra Hay shows him some interest and some body.

But as good as this cast is and it also includes Paul Lynde as an officious purser on the ship it's all rehashed and recycled stuff from other and better films.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed