WriterNat Perrin, Arthur Marx Release dateJune 18, 1965 (USA) CastBob Hope (Bob Holcomb), Tuesday Weld (JoJo Holcomb), Frankie Avalon (Kenny Klinger), Dina Merrill (Karin Granstedt) Similar moviesMadicken of June Hill, My Life as a Dog, Show Me Love, As It Is in Heaven, LasseMajas detektivbyrå - Stella Nostra, Jalla! Jalla!
TaglineIf Blondes have more fun...then Sweden's got to be the funniest place on earth!
I ll take sweden 1965 trailer
I'll Take Sweden is a 1965 comedy film directed by Frederick de Cordova, and starring Bob Hope, Frankie Avalon, and Tuesday Weld.
Single father Bob Holcomb (Hope), a widower, is unhappy with the guitar-playing boy (Avalon) his daughter JoJo (Weld) chooses as a husband-to-be. An executive with an oil company, Bob accepts a transfer to the firm's Stockholm branch and he takes JoJo along, hoping it will distract her.
Sweden turns out to be far more liberal sexually than the United States. Bob, having met an attractive interior designer, Karin (Dina Merrill), decides to take her away for a romantic weekend at a mountain resort.
JoJo, however, has accepted a similar offer from Erik (Jeremy Slate), who is Bob's new assistant. Originally seen as a respectable suitor, Erik turns out to be a playboy and a cad. A girl thought to be his cousin, Marti, is actually a former girlfriend.
Kenny turns up and brings Marti along to the resort, where the three couples continue to awkwardly encounter one another. Kenny finally has his fill of Erik, knocking him out with his guitar. On a voyage home, the ship's captain performs a double wedding ceremony.
Howard Thompson of The New York Times loathed the film:
Other reviews were mixed.
Hope was so impressed with Avalon's work, he signed Avalon to appear on his television show.