Harry Morgan, as Secretary of State Deems Sarajevo, stops an argument between his underlings by yelling "Silence in Court! Let the Monkey speak!" This might be a reference to Morgan's role, a couple of years earlier, as the Judge in "Inherit the Wind," about the Scopes "monkey trial." See more »
I remember seeing this movie when I was like 10 and I thought it was just hilarious. It wasn't until recently that I discovered this site and am now trying to hunt down a copy (hopefully on DVD.) I mean, just look at the cast!
Shirley MacLaine, Peter Ustinov, Richard Crenna, Harry Morgan, Carl Reiner, Jim Backus, Richard Deacon, Telly Savalas, James Brolin, Kent McCord and Teri Garr? My lord is she old enough to have played a harem dancer back in 1965? Now, throw in William Peter Blatty (The Exorcist) and the composer John Williams. Are you kidding me? What was probably considered as total crap back in '65, would today be a campy, cult, comedy classic. If nothing else, it would be fun to watch just to catch glimpses of fallen stars or (would be) future stars in something I'm sure they all would just as soon forget, and would hope that no one else would ever see. Seriously, If I'm like Craig Kilborn or Conan O'Brien or Jon Stewart and one of those stars appeared on my show I would surprise them with a clip from this old madcap farce. I also find it hysterical that Notre Dame (who's football team is depicted in this film) tried in vain to keep it from being released. Classic!
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