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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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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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She's only faithful to the book. 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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Pamela Des Barres writes in her landmark book "I'm With the Band" that she, too, was considered for the title role. See more »

Quotes

Dr. A.B. Krankheit: You must remember that scientifically speaking the only difference between life and death is that death lasts a lot longer.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Child of the Universe
(Theme song)
Performed by The Byrds
Written by Dave Grusin and Roger McGuinn
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Candy Lives Up To Her Reputation
19 July 2003 | by (Las Vegas) – See all my reviews

As putrid as reputed, a singularity of excess. I loved it!

I do not know the details of Candy's production, but I suspect that the bulk of the scenes were shot with only one take. That is the only explanation I can conjure.

I only knew of this film by way of seeing the trailer at a drive-in in the 60s. The images sparked my 10-year-old imagination, particularly James Coburn flipping off the operating room gallery and the loud rock music. I had to see it! I finally found a limited edition DVD copy on eBay and snapped it up.


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