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The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)

 -  Comedy  -  22 December 1968 (USA)
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Rachel arrives in New York from her Amish community intent on becoming a dancer. Unfortunately Billy Minsky's Burlesque is hardly the place for her Dances From The Bible. But the show's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Raymond Paine
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Rachel Schpitendavel
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Chick Williams
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Trim Houlihan
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Jacob Schpitendavel
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Louis Minsky
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Vance Fowler
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Billy Minsky
Jack Burns ...
Candy Butcher
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Professor Spats
Gloria LeRoy ...
Mae Harris
Eddie Lawrence ...
Scratch
Dexter Maitland ...
Duffy
Lillian Hayman ...
Singer in Speakeasy
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Pockets (as Dick Libertini)
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Rachel arrives in New York from her Amish community intent on becoming a dancer. Unfortunately Billy Minsky's Burlesque is hardly the place for her Dances From The Bible. But the show's comedian Raymond sees a way of wrong-footing the local do-gooders by announcing the new Paris sensation "Mme Fifi" and putting on Rachel's performance as the place is raided. All too complicated, the more so since her father is scouring the town for her and both Raymond and his straight-man Chick are falling for Rachel. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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In 1925 there was this real religious girl, and by accident -- she invented the striptease. This real religious girl. See more »

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for suggestive content and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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22 December 1968 (USA)  »

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The Night They Invented Striptease  »

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Trivia

Burlesque legend Joey Faye was stand-in for the incomplete scenes of Bert Lahr, who passed away during filming. See more »

Goofs

When the actors smoke, they use filtered cigarettes. Most cigarettes of the era were non-filtered. Filters did not become popular until after the 1950s. See more »

Quotes

Jacob Schpitendavel: Whore! To stand thus so prideful, with thy, thy protuberances. How thou dost shame me.
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Crazy Credits

The words in the title flash on the screen individually in between shots of the raiding vice cops. See more »

Connections

Referenced in That Girl: The Night They Raided Daddy's (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

You Rat You
(uncredited)
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
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Hey, Mr Producers....
24 February 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I will make this prediction NOW....that within 5 years we see THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKYS turned into a $100 per seat Broadway stage smash.......all the elements are there and like APPLAUSE or THE PRODUCERS one adds reworked or new songs and gives this bawdy burlesque treat a re tread. What this film is about, and the tawdry bump and grind style is a sitter for another go. Have another look at the film.......I'm right about this. Not a big success on first release, it eventually found an audience with THE PARTY, but somehow it is MINSKYS that is actually a better film and a more rewarding film. It was also Bert Lahr's final performance as he died during filming.


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