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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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Storyline

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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A Wild Whirl of Wacky Fun! See more »

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Comedy

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Release Date:

24 March 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A braccia aperte  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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| (Westrex Recording System)

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(DeLuxe)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Four versions of the title song (sung under the credits) were recorded. One was by Jaye P. Morgan, the other three by Shirley MacLaine. The Morgan version was heard by the film's critics at the original press screenings. One of the MacLaine versions was used in the film when it was released, and ever afterward. The two unused MacLaine versions had different lyrics. One was more "romantic," the other was sung to Goldfarb by his "Jewish mother." All four versions are included on the CD soundtrack. See more »

Quotes

'Strife' Magazine Editor: I think it's great!
Jenny Ericson: I think it's filthy!
'Strife' Magazine Editor: How did you win the Pulitzer, with photo take-outs of PTA meetings? A harem, is a harem, is a...
Jenny Ericson: Euphemism! The concept is vulgar, odious and repulsive
'Strife' Magazine Editor: Ericson, you'd find something vulgar, odious and repulsive in fifth-graders playing spin the bottle
Jenny Ericson: Would you please leave my personal life out of this
'Strife' Magazine Editor: I didn't know you had one
Jenny Ericson: Oh, I don't have to take this
'Strife' Magazine Editor: But you will take this assignment
Jenny Ericson: [stands up and laughs mockingly] I will not
[...]
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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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This is a classic comedy, it is a good laughing movie!
5 June 2004 | by ( Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Watching this movie mad me laugh when I was 9 and memories of it still make me laugh today! Not many movies have that ability. It is nonsensical at times. But that was what made it a great movie! I wish they would come out with it on DVD. America needs a good old fashioned laugh movie... Bright colors and funny gags and all. For all of the advances they have made in the movie industry, movies like John Goldfarb stand out as clear, bright and yes maybe a bit unreal. The harem dancing was so funny. I can remember my sisters trying to dance like them. It was a movie the whole family could watch and not worry about certain words...... Virtual Reality comes to mind. haha We lose ourselves enough in the cyber world as it is. John Goldfarb brings us home... Even if he had to get lost to do it.


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