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John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965)

 -  Comedy  -  24 March 1965 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jenny Ericson ('Strife' Magazine reporter)
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King Fawz
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John Goldfarb
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Miles Whitepaper (chief of Middle East division)
Scott Brady ...
Sakalakis (Notre Dame coach)
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Heinous Overreach (head of CIA)
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Mustafa Guz (Fawz's major-domo)
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Secretary of State Deems Sarajevo
Patrick Adiarte ...
Prince Ammud (King Fawz's son)
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Secretary of Defense Charles Maginot
Jerome Cowan ...
Brinkley (U.S. Ambassador to Fawzia)
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Samir (Chief Eunuch)
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Stottle Cronkite (Head of USIA)
Milton Frome ...
Air Force General
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'Strife' Magazine Editor
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The Crown Prince of Fawzia gets dropped from the football team at Notre Dame; and his father, King Fawz (Peter Ustinov)... See full synopsis »

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It's the happiest, wackiest, zaniest comedy you'll ever see! [UK] See more »

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24 March 1965 (USA)  »

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A braccia aperte  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

According to Patricia Bosworth's 1978 biography, Montgomery Clift was offered the male lead in the film, but turned it down. See more »

Quotes

Jenny Ericson: What did he ask you to do?
Mandy - Harem Girl: Ask? He didn't 'ask' me to do anything. He's the king.
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Connections

Referenced in M*A*S*H: Henry, Please Come Home (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

John Goldfarb, Please Come Home
Music by John Williams (as Johnny Williams)
Lyrics by Don Wolf
Sung by Shirley MacLaine during the opening credits
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A Hilarious Farce, Trashed by Politically Correct Prigs
28 December 2000 | by (Hollywood) – See all my reviews

Only politically correct prigs and other humorless types will fail to enjoy this over-the-top farce. (Including some here, one of whom doesn't like "Michael" Myers, so consider the source.) The plot involves a dim U-2 pilot (Richard Crenna) who takes a wrong turn and lands in the oil-soaked desert domain of a zany sheik, a dippy journalist (Shirley MacLane) trapped in his harem, State Department bureaucrats, the Notre Dame football team, and other innocents who find themselves asea in the sand.

Everyone's insulted, so everyone should have a good time. Peter Sellers' Inspector Clouseau was classic, but Peter Ustinov's King Fawz is something else again. If you see "John Goldfarb" in your TV listings, gather your craziest crowd, pass the stash, and laugh away the evening on this crazy flick.


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