Kliph Nesteroff Presents "a portal into a previously unseen world" - The Guardian
"Invaluable" - The Onion AV Club
"Important" - John Hodgman, The Daily Show
A real train wreck. Joan Collins later cited the film as contributing to her divorce from Anthony Newley.Also, the late '60s/early '70s was a weird time for me watching tv and movies. Comedians who had done vaudeville in the 1920s were still onstage, introducing acts like "the lovin' spoonful" and the "grassroots." Comedians who had performed alongside legends like W.C. Fields and Buster Keaton were yukking it up with Regis Philbin and Merv Griffin. I can't tell you how bizarre it was to see someone like Jack Benny, who had been in 1915 vaudeville, doing skits with Sonny Bono.And don't get me started on comics who looked hip and cool in the 1950s, but by 1970 were sporting bright green leisure suits, mutton chop sideburns, and beatle haircuts (shecky greene, buddy hackett, etc.)
Thanks!...I think.I've always wanted to see this...and now I want to divorce Anthony Newley.
Roger Ebert actually kinda liked this film.Newley collaborated on the screenplay with Herman Raucher, who immediately went on to write his own autobiographical film, Summer of '42...
Terrible film -- but several great songs - The album contains some material not in the film - though I think there may be more than one version of the film.
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