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The President's Analyst -- At first, Dr. Sidney Schaefer feels honored and thrilled to be offered the job of the President's Analyst. But then the stress of the job gets to him ...


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Release Date:
21 December 1967 (USA) See more »
Only two people on earth want Sidney Schaefer alive. Sidney Schaefer. And the President of the United States. See more »
At first, Dr. Sidney Schaefer feels honored and thrilled to be offered the job of the President's Analyst... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Over-looked gem See more (62 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Coburn ... Dr. Sidney Schaefer

Godfrey Cambridge ... Don Masters
Severn Darden ... V.I. Kydor Kropotkin
Joan Delaney ... Nan Butler

Pat Harrington Jr. ... Arlington Hewes (as Pat Harrington)
Barry McGuire ... Old Wrangler
Jill Banner ... Snow White

Eduard Franz ... Ethan Allan Cocket
Walter Burke ... Henry Lux

Will Geer ... Dr. Lee-Evans

William Daniels ... Wynn Quantrill

Joan Darling ... Jeff Quantrill
Sheldon Collins ... Bing Quantrill

Arte Johnson ... Sullivan

Martin Horsey ... 1st Puddlian
William Beckley ... 2nd Puddlian

Kathleen Hughes ... White House Tourist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walt Davis ... Phoneman (uncredited)
John Gunn ... FBR Agent (uncredited)
Pitt Herbert ... White House Tour Guide (uncredited)

Soon-Tek Oh ... Chinese Agent (uncredited)

Dyanne Thorne ... Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)

Hank Worden ... Dirty Old Man (uncredited)

Stephen Young ... Man in Suit Killed With a Knife in the Beginning of the Movie (uncredited)

Directed by
Theodore J. Flicker 
Writing credits
Theodore J. Flicker (written by)

Produced by
Howard W. Koch .... executive producer
Stanley Rubin .... producer
Original Music by
Paul Potash 
Lalo Schifrin 
Cinematography by
William A. Fraker (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stuart H. Pappé 
Production Design by
Pato Guzman 
Art Direction by
Hal Pereira 
Al Roelofs 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton  (as Robert Benton)
Arthur Krams 
Costume Design by
Jack Bear 
Makeup Department
Sugar Blymyer .... hair stylist (as Maryce Bates)
Emile LaVigne .... makeup artist
Nellie Manley .... hair style supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
William Davidson .... unit production manager (as William C. Davidson)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kurt Neumann .... assistant director
Sound Department
Robert Post .... sound recordist (as Robert L. Post)
John Wilkinson .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... matte artist (uncredited)
Roger Creed .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Duran .... stunts (uncredited)
Kenny Endoso .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Lerner .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill M. Ryusaki .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Saito .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David M. Walsh .... camera operator (as David Walsh)
Joe Smith .... gaffer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Donald Freeman .... final colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
The Clear Light .... music performers: "She's Ready to Be Free"
Crew verified as complete

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103 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

CEA agent Don Masters (Godfrey Cambridge) wears a "Dizzy Gillespie for President" sweatshirt at the beginning of the movie. Legendary jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie actually ran a short-lived campaign for the office in 1964 which, while not entirely serious, appealed to many disaffected voters.See more »
Continuity: Don gives Sidney an ID badge. Looking over Sidney's shoulder, both hands are on the ID, but when seen from the front his hands are apart and the ID is in his right hand.See more »
FBR agent:What should we do, Sullivan?
Sullivan, FBR Agent:I don't know, Carter. They'll be back before we can hit enough places. We better wait here.
Bing Quantrill:Are you going to kill Dr. Schaefer?
Sullivan, FBR Agent:Yes son, we're going to kill him.
Bing Quantrill:Oh boy!
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She's Ready to Be FreeSee more »


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36 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Over-looked gem, 25 October 2000
Author: Woodby ( from Surrey, England

Too many films want it both ways, but this is that rare example of a film that actually gets it. It genuinely is of its age - all swinging Sixties and cultural revolution - but it also sends all that up.

Read the plot elsewhere but suffice to say that those numb-nuts who believe it to be shambolic clearly don't know a carefully structured film when they see one. It's a comedy thriller that zips along whilst never missing an opportunity to provide some of the best satire you'll ever see on Flower Power, Psychiatry, American Liberalism and the Cold War.

Furthermore, for me, it's James Coburn's best performance because we get to see his comedic skills whilst at the same time get a generous slice of just what makes him the coolest cat ever to grace the silver screen.

I'm gobsmacked that this - one of my Top 25 films - is not considered a classic. For me it's up there with Dr Strangelove because it's got everything: great direction, a great great story, great dialogue, great sound-track, and did I mention the acting...?

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