Ex-gangster Tony Banks is called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard. When Banks demurs, God kidnaps his daughter Darlene on his luxury yacht. Written by
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It takes two to skidoo.
Did You Know?
Several writers were brought in to "fix" this while Otto Preminger
was shooting Doran William Cannon
's original script. These "rescue writers" included Elliott Baker
and Stanley Ralph Ross
. By the time Ross was called in, the picture was nearly half done and the scenes that Ross suggested be cut had already been shot and roughly edited. Preminger never cheated on wages and paid Ross, Baker and several other writers in a vain attempt to add jokes. However, Preminger steadfastly refused to alter the structure of the story. See more
You're bendin' the velvet!
The film begins with a cartoon figure in striped prison clothing dancing across the film's title and Otto Preminger's credit on the main characters' TV set. The channel is switched by Jackie Gleason before any other names are revealed. See more
Living in a Garbage Can
Written and Performed by Harry Nilsson See more