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The Happening (1967)

 -  Comedy  -  March 1967 (USA)
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A few hippies "go with the flow" and end up kidnapping a retired Mafia kingpin.

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A group of young drifters kidnap wealthy businessman Roc Delmonico just for kicks. They keep him captive, demanding a ransom for his safe release. However there is no one - wife, Mafia associates or mother - willing to part with the $200,000 ransom. Demonico is dismayed that no one appears unduly concerned about his fate and joins forces with the kidnappers to plot his revenge, blackmailing his once nearest and dearest into parting with $3,000,000 in hush money. Written by alfiehitchie

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During 'The Happening''s shoot, Robert Walker Jr. was working on two projects at the same time. The second week of filming he did double duty shooting an episode of The Time Tunnel (1966), where he played Billy the Kid. See more »

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Sandy: I don't want to play this game any more.
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Early in the Morning
Music by Frank De Vol (as De Vol)
Lyrics by William Roy
Performed by Stephen Doyle Smith
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This is one of my great "Treasure Trove" films
28 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, it's got Tony Quinn, who, depending on your view, either chews the scenery, or put in a GREAT performance, in every film he's in. I first saw him in "la Strada", and my theory is that, if he's good enough for Fellini, he's good enough for me. The last five minutes of Zorba the Greek" will live in my heart forever...this man had the heart of TEN men! Howver, in this movie, he had to play a relatively subdued, nuanced, role...which he handled like a Gig Young, or a Tony Randall---(i.e. perfectly)! The real treat was seeing three of the greatest young actors of the time: Faye, Michael Parks, and George Maharis, having a lot of fun playing things out. I cannot fathom why Parks and Maharis did not become major stars---Parks, in particular, was AMAZING--perhaps he was (wrongly) deemed to be a Jimmy Dean wannabe. Dunaway--who has NEVER given even a merely above-average performance (she is our "GREAT American ACTRESS!)---gave clear signs of her future greatness to be seen later in "Bonnie & Clyde", the amazing and prophetic "Network", "Chinatown" and all the fabulous work she has done. BTW, I am NOT writing as someone who has only recently first seen this film years after it was made: I saw it then, when I was 12, and was astonished by its greatness. It's very hard to find now, but I saw it again a few weeks ago in an art-house---and it STILL holds up. It's a TERRIFIC film! FIND IT. WATCH IT. A GREAT FILM. The director was a genius---he's like an Eisenstein---look at the techniques he invented--they are in EVERY film now!


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