The Private Lives of Adam and Eve is a 1960 Spectacolor comedy film starring Mickey Rooney (who also co-directed), and Mamie Van Doren. It is an American B-movie in which the plot revolves around a modern couple who dream that they are Adam and Eve. Others of their acquaintance assume the roles of various characters from the Book of Genesis during the fantasy sequences.
In July 1957, Albert Zugsmith announced he would make a film about Adam and Eve as part of a multi-picture deal he had at MGM. George Peck was reported as working on the script. It was then reported that Richard Matheson would write a script based on a treatment by Robert Smith. Its working title was Flesh and the Devil.
The movie wound up not being made at MGM. It was a co-production between Famous Artists, the company of Albert Zugsmith, and Fryman, the company of Mickey Rooney and Red Doff; Universal distributed. Filming started on 7 July 1959.
Shooting was temporarily suspended when Rooney came down with German measles. Shooting finished in August.
“I pick my titles to get ’em into theatres”, said Zugsmith. “Thousands of exhibitors say amen to that.”
Paul Anka released the title song as a single.
color, mono, fullscreen, from snazzy 16mm. DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic!