During the Cold War, John Goldfarb (Richard Crenna) crashes his spy plane in the Middle East and is taken prisoner by the local government. His captor, King Fawz (Peter Ustinov), soon ...
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Colonel Ryder, the publisher of a magazine, dies while on vacation. Tony, his swinging nephew, inherits the magazine and takes over. Presently, the magazine is planning to expand and to do ... See full summary »
Harriet Blossom, the lonely wife of a workaholic brassiere manufacturer, breaks her sewing machine and ends up in bed with the repairman, a mechanic from one of her husband's factories. The... See full summary »
A housewife is doing her best to keep her family together as it's slowly falling apart, a fact she's trying to ignore. Her cheating husband's birthday party is approaching and many lines will be crossed after that event.
Montmartre, 1896: the Can-Can, the dance in which the women lift their skirts, is forbidden. Nevertheless Simone has it performed every day in her night club. Her employees use their female... See full summary »
Marriage of a midlife, middle-class, childless couple is in a rut. Sophie has become depressed, frigid and slightly paranoid and Otto is stuck in optimistic denial. Things escalate at their summer cottage, but no one dares call it quits.
Frank D. Gilroy
During the Cold War, John Goldfarb (Richard Crenna) crashes his spy plane in the Middle East and is taken prisoner by the local government. His captor, King Fawz (Peter Ustinov), soon discovers that Goldfarb used to be a college football star. So he issues him an ultimatum: coach his country's football team, or Fawz will surrender him to the Russians. Goldfarb teams up with undercover reporter Jenny Ericson (Shirley MacLaine), and together they plot to escape their dangerous situation.
Notre Dame University got a court injunction to delay the release of the film, claiming the studio had "knowingly and illegally misappropriated, diluted and commercially exploited for their private profit the names, symbols, football team, prestige, high reputation and goodwill" of the university. After three months of court battles, the studio won out. See more »
When Shirley first presents herself to the king she is fearful he will "make his move.on her" so she dresses herself to be as undesirable as possible and throws herself on his bed. The next three shots have her legs crossed right over left, then left over right, them back to right over left in quick succession. See more »
Saw this turkey on Fox Movie Channel on 6/7/09. Maltin would be correct if he hated this movie.The movie was trying to be a zany comedy. Unfortunately,it did not work.The plot was silly. there was no continuation. Ustinov's Arabian king with a mind of a six year old character was annoying and infantile. What was the point of having a U2 pilot as a character in the movie except to show that he went in the wrong direction( By the way, he is known as 'wrong way Golfarb') the only decent acting was from Shirley Maclaine playing an undercover reporter in the king's harem. Richard Crenna and Wilfrid Hyde-White(as the king's aide),must have regretted taking this role. They did try to do a good job with the material in hand. Harry Morgan was OK, as was Jim Bakus.The football game(on a grass field constructed in the desert), also got to be very annoying and tedious! If people are comparing this film favorably to "It's A Mad,Mad,Mad,Mad World", they would be wrong- The latter film is a piece of art compared to this bomb!
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