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John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965)

 -  Comedy  -  24 March 1965 (USA)
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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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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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In 2007, a musical comedy version of "John Goldfarb, Please Come Home" was performed in New York City as part of the annual Fringe Festival. William Peter Blatty's script followed his original screenplay fairly closely, although none of the original music was used. See more »

Quotes

Sakalakis: [looking at bench] Rimsky, in for Korsakoff!
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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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