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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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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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1969 (USA) See more »

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The Love God? See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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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

Abner Audubon Peacock IV: B-But I wouldn't know the first thing about publishing filth.
Shrader: You're young, you can learn!
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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 »

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Referenced in My Three Sons: The Love God (1971) See more »

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Summer in the Meadow
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Knotts is a God Amongst Men
4 October 2011 | by masercotSee all my reviews

Don Knotts is one of the last great physical comedians, making movies in a time when physical comedy was on the wane. His face was a chaotic assembly line of expressions. In ten seconds he could express thirty different emotions, from abject terror to rage to calm certainty. Most of the humor in his movies is in how he reacts physically to a situation.

This movie is no different. The man publishes a bird watching magazine. The magazine is going under, but is republished by an adult magazine publisher who wants to use it to display "birds" of his own. Knotts is then vilified as a sex maniac...horrifying some...fascinating others. It is a light satire.

The Love God has the components of the other Knotts movies: Sudden change in situation, devoted girlfriend, misunderstandings, ostracizing former friends and reconciliation. Not as good as How to Frame a Figg...but fun nonetheless...


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