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Candy (1968)

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Based on Terry Southern's satirical novel, a sendup of Voltaire's -Candide-. Young Candy is a high school girl who seeks truth and meaning in life, encountering a variety of kookie characters and humorous sexual situations in the process.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Candy Christian
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Hunchback juggler
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Grindl
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MacPhisto
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Dr. A.B. Krankheit
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Dr. Arnold Dunlap
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Gen. R.A. Smight
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Emmanuel
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T.M. Christian / Jack Christian
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Livia
Sugar Ray Robinson ...
Zero
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Nurse Bullock
Lea Padovani ...
Silvia Fontegliulo
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Lolita
Marilù Tolo ...
Conchita
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Storyline

Candy Christian is an innocent young girl when she first hears NcPhito, an alcoholic Welsh poet, talk of love and self-sacrifice. Candy narrowly escapes McPhisto's attempt to rape her, only to succumb to her father's Mexican gardener, Emmanuel. When her father catches her with the gardener, he banishes her to a trip with his twin brother, Uncle Jack, and Jack's wife Aunt Livia, who are headed for New York City. As Candy makes her way to the airport, Emmanuel's three sisters attack her because she has corrupted their brother. Because of Candy, Emmanuel has now forsaken the priesthood. During the scuffle, Candy's father takes a blow to the head, resulting in a serious head injury. Candy nearly gives in to a General Smight on the plane in exchange for a blood transfusion for her father. In New York, an ego-maniacal brain surgeon Dr. Krankeit operates on her father, while Uncle Jack pursues his own operation on Candy. When Candy bashes him with a bedpan, Uncle Jack is put in her father's ... Written by alfiehitchie

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Good Grief, It's Candy! See more »


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Release Date:

17 December 1968 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In one sequence, Charles Aznavour (as the hunchback) escapes the police by crawling on the mansion ceiling and jumping down through a window made of water. This is a visual reference to surrealist Jean Cocteau's The Blood of a Poet (1932) where the character jumps into a mirror made of water after crawling over a hallway of doors. (The effect was achieved by constructing the "wall" and "ceiling" on the studio floor and shooting the scene from above.) Even the sound effect at that moment, a shouted "No!", is in both films. See more »

Quotes

Dr. A.B. Krankheit: His mental capacity will be reduced to the level comparable to that of a rather mature cucumber.
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Referenced in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) See more »

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Performed by Steppenwolf
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I have been waiting to see this movie again since I first saw it in 1968.
5 April 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

An unbelievable cast! I have been wanting to see this movie again ever since I first saw it in college, 30 years ago. The video clip reminded me that the movie is just as good as I remember!

McPhisto, played by Richard Burton, reminds me of my old Psych Professor, Don Whaley, who taught a WMU and North Texas State. In many ways Whaley was McPhisto!

So if anyone out there reading this ever knew Whaley, email me.

I believe I read it's a limited release so it's sure to be a classic collectors item.


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