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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 [[Performer~P64447~Peter Sellers~petersellers]] as Harold Fine, a staid Jewish attorney. Engaged to the equally straitlaced Joyce ([[Performer~P72907~Joyce Van Patten~joycevanpatten]]), 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 ([[Performer~P2214~David Arkin~davidarkin]]), 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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Leigh Taylor-Young New Star of the Year - Female 1968 Nominee

Cast

Peter Sellers
as Harold
Jo Van Fleet
as Mother
Leigh Taylor-Young
as Nancy
Joyce Van Patten
as Joyce
David Arkin
as Herbie
Herb Edelman
as Murray
Louis Gottlieb
as Guru
Grady Sutton
as Funeral Director, Mr. Walsh
William Bramley
as 1st Patrolman
Eddra Gale
as Love Lady
Vince Howard
as 2nd Patrolman
Carol O'Leary
as Anita
Salem Ludwig
as Father
Joe Dominguez
as Grandfather Rodriguez

Crew

Hy Averback
Director
Larry Tucker
Producer
Paul Mazursky
Producer
Paul Mazursky
Screenwriter
Larry Tucker
Screenwriter
Philip H. Lathrop
Cinematographer
Elmer Bernstein
Composer (Music Score)
Pato Guzman
Production Designer
Larry Tucker
Executive Producer
Paul Mazursky
Executive Producer
Audrey Blasdel-Goddard
Set Designer
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