Bachelor in Paradise (1961)

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Adam Miles (Bob Hope) is seen as a writer exploring the manners and habits of American marital life in the midst of a modern California housing estate, surrounded by a group of wives who are domestically discontented. Rosemary Howard (Lana Turner) is the estate's secretary and the only other "bachelor" in the community. When he rents her house, the fun begins.

Based on a story by Vera Caspary, "Bachelor in Paradise" wins laughs from myriad aspects of typical incidents in housing estate living, ranging from the hazards of freeways, garbage disposal machines, washing machines and other step-saving household appliances to such familiar phenomena of the well regulated life as supermarkets and babysitters.

Irrepressible Adam not only has the lovely Rosemary as his romantic vis-a-vis, but Dolores Jynson (Janis paige), Camille Quinlaw (Virginia Grey) and Linda Delavane (Paula Prentiss) find him equally irresistable. However, their husbands, played respectively by Thomas Jynson (Don Porter), (Lee Goodman) and Larry Devalane (Jim Hutton), are less enthusiastic with the result that Adam winds up in court named as co-respondent in three simultaneous divorce suits! Judge Peterson (Agnes Morrehead) is faced with the problem of restoring bliss to the domestic disharmony.

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