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The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968)

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Frederick Bolton has to solve two problems. First, his boss has instructed him to come up with a reasonable campaign to promote a new product, a stomach pill named "Aspercel" - by tomorrow.... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Fredrick 'Fred' Bolton
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Suzie 'S.J.' Clemens
Lloyd Bochner ...
Archer Madison
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Tom Dugan
Ellen Janov ...
Helen Bolton
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Charlie Blake
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Ronnie Gardner
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Aunt Martha
Alan Hewitt ...
Harry Tomis
Federico Piñero ...
Lorendo
Florence MacMichael ...
Catherine
Joan Marshall ...
Mimsey
Robin Eccles ...
Judy Gardner
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Norman Grabowski ...
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Frederick Bolton has to solve two problems. First, his boss has instructed him to come up with a reasonable campaign to promote a new product, a stomach pill named "Aspercel" - by tomorrow. The second problem is Fred's daugther, Helen. She is absolutely fond of horses, takes riding classes and has already had decent success in some competitions. Her biggest wish is to own a horse herself, a dream her father cannot afford at all. Now Fred tries to solve both problems at once by simply combining them: A horse named "Aspercel", ridden by his daugther should bring the name of the pill into the papers and make Helen happy, too. But there's still one more obstacle: Helen and Aspercel of course have to win a few prices to make this idea work... Written by Alto Speckhardt <s_aspeck@student.uni-ulm.de>

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7 February 1969 (Brazil)  »

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A Sorte Tem Quatro Patas  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia

The family dog in this movie is named "Herbie." Dean Jones went on to star in several of Disney's Love Bug movies which featured a car named "Herbie." See more »

Goofs

The exact same article-text ("While deliberations of the committee were held in private..." etc.) is shown for two different newspaper articles about Aspercel in the Washington DC horse competition. See more »

Quotes

Masseur: How about a wrestler named 'Aspercel the Terrible'?
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Spoofs The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) See more »

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Underrated film with a lot of appeal
6 February 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dean Jones is one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood; every part he plays is imbued with his own brand of sincerity. Catch him in this film; he never makes a false step. Diane Baker plays the riding instructor and Dean's love interest, and she's also fantastic. This is a quiet, well-made film, typical of Disney and the quality stuff he put out. I still enjoy watching this movie, and it's a great family film.


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