In 2007, a musical comedy version of "John Goldfarb, Please Come Home" was performed in New York City as part of the annual Fringe Festival. William Peter Blatty's script followed his original screenplay fairly closely, although none of the original music was used. See more »
Happened to catch this movie on cable (the Fox Movie Channel) for those curious few.
It's a clever, 60's comedy with then-youngsters Richard Crenna and Shirley MacLaine that had the perfect blend of interests for my partner and myself -- football (for me) and bellydancing (for her). An early (1964) forerunner of later football films THE LONGEST YARD and M*A*S*H and a somewhat worthy successor to the Marx Brothers with a surf guitar beat. Throw in an able cast of well-known actors (Jim Backus, Peter Ustinov, etc.) with the tweaking of the Notre Dame football legacy and it's a nice little "lost" chestnut of a film that hasn't been shown often enough.
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