Love, American Style (1969–1974)

Love and the Big Leap/Love and the Good Deal/Love and the Former Marriage 

In "Love and the Former Marriage", John (Carl Betz) gets a distress call from Paul (Elliott Reid), his ex-wife's (Dana Wynter) new husband about John's young daughter (Jenny Sullivan marrying an older man (Harrison Ford.




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Skye Aubrey ... Corie Brader (segment "Love and the Good Deal")
Carl Betz ... John Fillmore (segment "Love and the Former Marriage")
Frank Campanella Frank Campanella ... Harry Dorfman (segment "Love and the Good Deal")
Phillip Clark ... Paul Brader (segment "Love and the Good Deal")
Hans Conried ... Victor Belasco (segment "Love and the Good Deal")
Dennis Day ... Reverend Hale (segment "Love and the Big Leap")
Norman Fell ... Jack 'J.K.' Lewis (segment "Love and the Good Deal")
Rich Little ... Ralph (segment "Love and the Big Leap")
Elliott Reid ... Paul (segment "Love and the Former Marriage")
Jessica Walter ... Betty (segment "Love and the Big Leap")
Jane Wyatt ... Mother (segment "Love and the Good Deal")
Dana Wynter ... Debbie (segment "Love and the Former Marriage")
Felix Locher Felix Locher ... Armand (segment "Love and the Good Deal")
Jorge Moreno ... Manuel (segment "Love and the Good Deal")
Jessica Myerson ... Nurse (segment "Love and the Good Deal")


Lovers Ralph and Betty are planning a unique wedding ceremony by making "The Big Leap" - out of an airplane that's 12,000 feet in the air. "The Good Deal" is an excerpt from Neil Simon's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, in which Paul and Corie Brader live in a tiny Greenwich Village flat and need a custom-made bed, so they try to obtain one wholesale by making said good deal with salesman Jack Lewis. And in "The Former Marriage", John Fillmore gets a distress call from Paul, his ex-wife Debbie's new husband, in reference to John's young daughter Julie marrying older man / humanities student Roger Crane. Written by Maisie Fleckum

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Comedy | Romance





Release Date:

24 November 1969 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Paramount Television See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The segment "Love and the Good Deal" was suggested from the play "Barefoot in the Park" by Neil Simon. See more »

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