I Love You, Alice B. Toklas

I Love You, Alice B. Toklas

Peter Sellers
Director: Hy Averback Cast: Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
, Jo Van Fleet
Jo Van Fleet
, Leigh Taylor-Young
Leigh Taylor-Young
Hy Averback


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One of the few 1960s satires of the hippie culture that doesn't appear to be concocted by grumpy old men, I Love You, Alice B. Toklas stars Peter Sellers as Harold Fine, a staid Jewish attorney. Engaged to the equally straitlaced Joyce (Joyce Van Patten), Harold wistfully dreams of having a more exciting lifestyle. Through a fluke, Harold is obliged to drive a station wagon emblazoned with "psychedelic" imagery; it is with this vehicle that he picks up his flower-child brother Herbie (David Arkin), and Herbie's groovy chick Nancy (Leigh Taylor-Young). Rather enjoying the company of people outside of his establishment orbit, Harold lets Nancy stay over at her place, and she plies him with marijuana-spiked brownies. His inhibitions released by the spiked pastries, Harold kicks over the traces, grows his hair to shoulder length, and embarks upon an affair with Nancy. But when the effects of the brownies wear off, Harold suddenly feels like the rather foolish middle-aged man that he is. The beauty of I Love You, Alice B. Toklas is that it patronizes neither the hippies nor the Establishment characters; both groups are shown as human beings rather than agit-prop stereotypes.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/2014
UPC: 0888574100070
Original Release: 1968
Rating: R
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 28,125

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Sellers Harold
Jo Van Fleet Mother
Leigh Taylor-Young Nancy
Joyce Van Patten Joyce
David Arkin Herbie
Herb Edelman Murray
Louis Gottlieb Guru
Grady Sutton Funeral Director, Mr. Walsh
Janet Clark Mrs. Foley
Jorge Moreno Mr. Rodriguez
Ed Peck Man In Dress Shop
Sidney Clute Mechanic
Robert Miller Driscoll Crying Hippie
William Bramley 1st Patrolman
Gary Brown El Greco
Eddra Gale Love Lady
Vince Howard 2nd Patrolman
Salem Ludwig Father
Jack Margolis Big Bear
Carol O'Leary Anita
Joe Dominguez Grandfather Rodriguez
Roy E. Glenn Gas Station Attendant

Technical Credits
Hy Averback Director
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Audrey Blasdel-Goddard Set Decoration/Design
Jack Cunningham Asst. Director
Pato Guzman Production Designer
Robert Jones Editor
Philip H. Lathrop Cinematographer
Paul Mazursky Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Larry Tucker Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Theadora Van Runkle Costumes/Costume Designer

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