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The Busy Body (1967)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 12 March 1967 (USA)
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.

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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

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All this picture has is SEX, GANGSTERS, STRIPPERS, A MILLION STOLEN BUCKS, 3 STIFFS IN A COFFIN and some of the other little Happenings in life. See more »

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Film debut of Richard Pryor. See more »

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Charley Barker: You guys are gonna learn class, or I'll kick your teeth in!
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Out of Nowhere
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Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Music by Johnny Green
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Seeing the recently departed Sid Caesar in The Busy Body was pretty amusing, if not hilarious
20 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

With Sid Caesar recently departed and this movie finally available to order from Netflix, I finally got this a few days ago. I watched it with Mom just now and she wasn't too crazy for it. I wasn't either though I was highly amused by Caesar much of the time I was watching whenever he had scenes with Dom DeLuise, Ben Blue, or Richard Pryor whose movie debut this was. His highlights, however, was when he took a dummy (don't ask) to a bus bench where he spoke Russian gibberish to a woman from there and when he encountered Arlene Golonka when she was in her stripper costume and he reacts to her moves. Director William Castle, who usually made gimmicky horror movies, doesn't seem to have much of a comedy flair but the players do the best with what's given them. So on that note, The Busy Body is worth a look. P.S. It was a nice surprise to see the Chicago landmarks since it was made at the time my parents were living there and when I was the first-born of the family. And to find out Ms. Golonka was also born there.


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