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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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A Wild Whirl of Wacky Fun! 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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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 »

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 complete mess...although a few good laughs do emerge from the morass
9 January 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

When you think of "wacky, zany" comedies, the names of director J. Lee Thompson and screenwriter William Peter Blatty probably don't immediately come to mind. "John Goldfarb" is a with-it satire of politics, fads, football, feminism, and other topical issues which audiences of 1965 preferred to be without. Richard Crenna plays a piloting spy (nicknamed "Wrong Way Goldfarb") who thinks he's bailed out over the U.S.S.R.; instead, it's an Arab country ruled by gadget-crazy nut Peter Ustinov. Meanwhile, magazine writer Shirley MacLaine (who also warbles the title song!) has infiltrated Ustinov's harem, apparently trying to get the scoop of the century (but on what, I couldn't figure out). Too many targets and sight-gags render the loosely-hinged plot irrelevant, however some of MacLaine's shrieks are good for a laugh (and she looks cute in a hot-pink two-piece). What were these talented filmmakers thinking when they hatched this rotten egg? It's just a brightly-painted doodle, but even screwball nonsense should have at least one sane person to steer the ship. The cast here is kept running back and forth, waving their arms and yelling insults, while director Thompson must've been chortling in his sleep. * from ****


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