Bob Hope and Oscar-winner Jane Wyman star as the perfect married couple with one minor exception: They are about to announce their divorce. However, their daughter is getting married. And that's just the beginning. The young couple must deal with the trials and tribulations of the groom's father (Jackie Gleason) as he tries to stop the wedding. The film was quite fitting as Bob saw his own daughter Nora get married that same year. Taking the helm as director was longtime collaborator, Norman Panama. Panama directed Hope in Road to Hong Kong (the final "Road" picture), wrote That Certain Feeling, Monsieur Beaucaire, Road to Utopia, and supplied the story for My Favorite Blonde. He also directed Danny Kaye in The Court Jester and penned the classics White Christmas and Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream Home. The film also stars Tina Louise (Ginger of Gilligan's Island), Tim Matthieson (National Lampoon's Animal House) and Leslie Nielsen (The Naked Gun).

Expand

How to Commit Marriage (1969)

Classic/Drama/Comedy

IMDB Logo TheMovieDB Logo

Description

Bob Hope and Oscar-winner Jane Wyman star as the perfect married couple with one minor exception: They are about to announce their divorce. However, their daughter is getting married. And that's just the beginning. The young couple must deal with the trials and tribulations of the groom's father (Jackie Gleason) as he tries to stop the wedding. The film was quite fitting as Bob saw his own daughter Nora get married that same year. Taking the helm as director was longtime collaborator, Norman Panama. Panama directed Hope in Road to Hong Kong (the final "Road" picture), wrote That Certain Feeling, Monsieur Beaucaire, Road to Utopia, and supplied the story for My Favorite Blonde. He also directed Danny Kaye in The Court Jester and penned the classics White Christmas and Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream Home. The film also stars Tina Louise (Ginger of Gilligan's Island), Tim Matthieson (National Lampoon's Animal House) and Leslie Nielsen (The Naked Gun).

Where to Watch

Cast
Person Photo

Bob Hope

Frank Benson
Person Photo

Jackie Gleason

Oliver Poe
Person Photo

Jane Wyman

Elaine Benson
Person Photo

Maureen Arthur

Lois Grey
Person Photo

Tina Louise

Laverne Baker
Person Photo

Tim Matheson

David Poe (as Tim Matthieson)
Person Photo

Paul Stewart

Willoughby
Person Photo

Irwin Corey

The Baba Ziba (as Professor Irwin Corey)
Person Photo

JoAnna Cameron

Nancy Benson
Person Photo

Glenn Corbett

Clip from Crimson Kimono (archive footage)
Person Photo

Victoria Shaw

Clip from Crimson Kimono (archive footage)
Person Photo

Don Brodie

Pevney (uncredited)
Person Photo

Alex Gerry

Reverend Dempster (uncredited)
Person Photo

Lauren Gilbert

Ralph, Benson's Lawyer (uncredited)
Person Photo

Kenner G. Kemp

Racetrack Extra (uncredited)
Person Photo

Anne Seymour

Molly, Baby's Nurse (uncredited)
Person Photo

Leslie Nielsen

Phil Fletcher
Crew
Person Photo

Norman Panama

Director
Person Photo

Michael Kanin

Writer
Person Photo

Ben Starr

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

How to Commit Marriage

(DVD)

11/21/2000

Disc Title Front Cover

How to Commit Marriage

(DVD)

11/21/2000

Disc Title Front Cover

How to Commit Marriage

(DVD)

4/11/2011

MobileIcon
app store google play