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Writer:
Theodore J. Flicker (written by)
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Release Date:
21 December 1967 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Only two people on earth want Sidney Schaefer alive. Sidney Schaefer. And the President of the United States. See more »
Plot:
At first, Dr. Sidney Schaefer feels honored and thrilled to be offered the job of the President's Analyst... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A '60s satire See more (59 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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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)
 
Stunts
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"
 
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103 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The head of the "FBR" is named Lux. "Lux" was a then-popular brand of vacuum cleaner. At the time, the director of the FBI was named Hoover.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Every line referring to the "FBR" or "CEA" is dubbed, often quite obviously. The actors were actually saying "FBI" and "CIA," but at the behest of the actual agencies the names were changed in post-production.See more »
Quotes:
Sullivan, FBR Agent:Don't say "Chinks". Say "Chinese restaurant". "Chinks" is bigoted.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in John Wayne: On Board with the Duke (1997) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
She's Ready to Be FreeSee more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A '60s satire, 5 March 2008
Author: blanche-2 from United States

James Coburn is "The President's Analyst" in this 1967 dark-humored film also starring Godfrey Cambridge, Severn Darden, Eduard Franz, Will Geer and Barry McGuire. Coburn is Sidney Schaefer, a New York psychiatrist chosen to be the analyst for the President of the United States. It's a great honor and all that, but the assignment turns out to be nothing but trouble. He becomes paranoid and when he starts to believe his girlfriend is a spy, he escapes his many watchers by joining a White House tour and attaching himself to a couple, Bing and Jeff Quantrill (Wiliam Daniels and Joan Darling). Claiming that he works for the President who wants to get a handle on what Americans are thinking, they agree to take him back to the New York suburbs with them. But Sidney can't escape - everyone seems to know where he is, even later on, when he runs away with a group of hippie musicians and dons a wig. One faction of the U.S. government wants him found and returned to Washington; another one, the FBR, wants him dead. All the other countries want him to find out what he knows, or they want him dead so no one else learns anything.

There are lots of great things in this film, but the best is the segment with William Daniels and Joan Darling, who play two liberals who have more guns in their house than a gun store. "The people next door are Fascists," Bing says. "They ought to be gassed." With Sidney in Chinatown, government agents approach them to kidnap Sidney. Jeff attacks with karate while Bing shoots to kill - and Sidney takes off.

Baby boomers will especially enjoy all the '60 elements. "The President's Analyst" walks a line between satire and the real feelings of the '60s (many of which are still held) about the government. And it succeeds beautifully. James Coburn was an underrated actor who always delivered unique characterizations, and he was never without some underlying humor. You can see the analyst deteriorate - he starts off with an ego as big as New York after getting his assignment, and bit by bit he descends into nervous breakdown-land. The other performances are excellent, from Godfrey Cambridge, Eduard Franz, Will Geer and the rest. But Daniels and Darling - priceless.

Excellent film, highly recommended.

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