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The In-Laws Review

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A crazy CIA agent (Falk) and a repressed dentist (Arkin) are brought together when their son and daughter are about to marry, Falk's madcap agent wasting no time in involving his future in-law in a dangerous operation to do with stolen Treasury engravings.

★★★★★

Recently - and rather pointlessly - remade as a modern comedy starring Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks, this original romp features Peter Falk and Alan Arkin as a crazy CIA agent and repressed dentist respectively.

The two are brought together when their son and daughter are about to marry, Falk's madcap agent wasting no time in involving his future in-law in a dangerous operation to do with stolen Treasury engravings.

This is light, broad comedy through and through, with Falk and Arkin inviting plenty of smirks but few belly laughs.

This is light, broad comedy through and through, with Falk and Arkin inviting plenty of smirks but few belly laughs.

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