MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,016 this week

The Busy Body (1967)

 |  Comedy  |  12 March 1967 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 207 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 4 critic

Sid Caesar stars as the bumbling right hand man of mob boss Robert Ryan who is sent to find a corpse buried in a suit lined with stolen mob money.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

Remembering Sid Caesar
| Cinemaretro.com
70s Rewind: Cops And Robbers
| Twitch

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2118 titles
created 01 Sep 2011
 
a list of 1964 titles
created 26 May 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 31 Mar 2014
 
a list of 2081 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Busy Body" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Busy Body (1967)

The Busy Body (1967) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Busy Body.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Richard Pryor is playing three different roles here. The first being a poor orange picker named Leroy Jones who gets laid off when by mistake he joins the worker's union during one of their... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Richard Pryor, Lonette McKee, Margaret Avery
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire.

Director: William Castle
Stars: Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Judi Meredith
Zotz! (1962)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jonathan Jones, a professor of ancient languages, comes into possession of an ancient coin. He translates its inscription, which gives him three powers: to inflict pain, slow down time or ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle
Stars: Tom Poston, Julia Meade, Jim Backus
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Teenagers Libby and Kit innocently spend an evening doing random crank calls. These calls lead to murderous consequences.

Director: William Castle
Stars: Joan Crawford, John Ireland, Leif Erickson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Raised in a Trappist monastery, the innocent Brother Ambrose sets out to find money to save the bankrupt monastery. His education in worldliness is provided by a hooker. He eventually ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Feldman
Stars: Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Louise Lasser
Bustin' Loose (1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation. He has been hired by a school teacher named Vivian Perry to repair and drive an old ... See full summary »

Directors: Oz Scott, Michael Schultz
Stars: Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson, Ángel Ramírez
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The US intelligence chief in Europe relates the stories of three different operations that he was involved in with colleagues in Paris and Djibouti, Rome, and Berlin.

Directors: Christian-Jaque, Werner Klingler, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Henry Fonda, Robert Ryan, Vittorio Gassman
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

At Madame Zenobia's illegal nightclub, when Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin get robbed of their wallets containing a winning lottery ticket, they set out to recover it.

Director: Sidney Poitier
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte
Another You (1991)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

George has been in a mental hospital for 3 years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con-man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but when ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Phillips
Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Mercedes Ruehl
The Mack (1973)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Campus
Stars: Max Julien, Don Gordon, Richard Pryor
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

This oddball counterculture comedy/drama follows Zalman King through a series of kooky misadventures while he searches for his life's purpose in New York City.

Director: Peter Locke
Stars: Zalman King, Allen Garfield, Suzette Green
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An American who sells cars in England receives a mysterious invitation from an old, eccentric millionaire to visit his house in which he lives with his twin brother.

Director: William Castle
Stars: Tom Poston, Robert Morley, Janette Scott
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
George Norton
...
Charley Barker
...
Margo Foster Kane
Kay Medford ...
Ma Norton
Jan Murray ...
Murray Foster
...
Whittaker
...
Bobbi Brody
...
Fred Harwell
Ben Blue ...
Felix Rose
...
Kurt Brock
...
Archie Brody
Godfrey Cambridge ...
Mike
...
Willie
...
Mr. Fessel
Mickey Deems ...
Cop #1
Edit

Storyline

Sid Caesar plays a bumbling gopher to mob boss Robert Ryan who discovers a large theft of mob money. His bookkeeper is killed shortly before he can reveal the thief. When the discovery is made, Ryan suspects Caesar as the culprit, and probable murderer of the bookkeeper. Caesar spends the rest of the movie trying to find the real killer and a corpse buried in a suit lined with the stolen money. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The day the Mob muffed! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 March 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Cadáver Ambulante  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Richard Pryor's first film. See more »

Soundtracks

Out of Nowhere
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Music by Johnny Green
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sid Caesar, RIP
14 February 2014 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Since Sid Caesar died a few days ago, I decided to watch one of his movies. "The Busy Body" makes no pretense about being silly. The characters are pretty much what we expect: Caesar is the nervous everyman mixed up in a murder case, Robert Ryan is the slimy exec, Arlene Golonka is the cleavage-flaunting blonde bombshell, and Kay Medford is the overprotective mother. The movie features the first appearance of Richard Pryor but he doesn't have much to do. I figure that an old-school director like William Castle wasn't about to let Pryor play the kind of character for which he eventually became renowned. In the end it's not any kind of comedy classic but funny enough for the brief period that it runs.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Busy Body (1967) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?