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Writer (WGA):
Doran William Cannon (written by)
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Release Date:
19 December 1968 (USA) See more »
It takes two to skidoo.
Ex-gangster Tony Banks is called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jackie Gleason ... Tony Banks

Carol Channing ... Flo

Frankie Avalon ... Angie

Fred Clark ... A Tower Guard

Michael Constantine ... Leech

Frank Gorshin ... The Man

John Phillip Law ... Stash

Peter Lawford ... The Senator

Burgess Meredith ... The Warden

George Raft ... The Skipper

Cesar Romero ... Hechy

Mickey Rooney ... 'Blue Chips' Packard

Groucho Marx ... 'God'

Arnold Stang ... Harry
Doro Merande ... The Mayor
Phil Arnold ... Her Husband

Slim Pickens ... The Switchboard Operator

Robert Donner ... Another Switchboard Operator

Richard Kiel ... Beany
Thomas Law ... Geronimo (as Tom Law)
Jaik Rosenstein ... 'Eggs' Benedict
Stacy King ... The Amazon
Renny Roker ... A Prison Guard
Roman Gabriel ... A Prison Guard

Harry Nilsson ... A Tower Guard (as Nilsson)
Stone Country ... Themselves
Orange County Ramblers ... The Green Bay Packers (as The Orange County Ramblers)

Austin Pendleton ... Fred (The Professor)
Alexandra Hay ... Darlene

Donyale Luna ... 'God's' Mistress (as Luna)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William D. Cannon ... Convict (uncredited)

George Cisar ... Charlie - Crime Committee Witness (uncredited)
Michael L. Davis ... Chief of Police (uncredited)
Don Devendorf ... Alcatraz Guard (uncredited)

Kirk Douglas ... Commander Paul Eddington (clip from "In Harm's Way") (uncredited) (archive footage)
Charles Evans ... Whitey Farrell - Crime Committee Witness (uncredited)
Dawn Frame ... Girl Answering Phone (uncredited)

Joe Ploski ... Prison Chef (uncredited)

Otto Preminger ... Voice introducing the credits (voice) (uncredited)
Joe Pyne ... Himself (uncredited)

Jeffrey Sayre ... Senator on Crime Committee (uncredited)

John Wayne ... Captain Rockwell Torrey (clip from "In Harm's Way") (uncredited) (archive footage)

Directed by
Otto Preminger 
Writing credits
Doran William Cannon (written by)

Produced by
Otto Preminger .... producer
Original Music by
Harry Nilsson  (as Nilsson)
Cinematography by
Leon Shamroy (director of photography)
Film Editing by
George R. Rohrs 
Casting by
Erik Lee Preminger  (as Erik Kirkland)
Art Direction by
Robert Emmet Smith  (as Robert E. Smith)
Set Decoration by
Fred Price 
Costume Design by
Rudi Gernreich 
Makeup Department
Web Overlander .... makeup artist
Vivian Thompson .... hair stylist
Production Management
C. Kenneth Deland .... production manager
Howard Joslin .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wally Jones .... assistant director
Al Murphy .... assistant director
Steven North .... assistant director
Erich von Stroheim Jr. .... assistant director
Art Department
Eugene Acker .... painter
Monty Elliott .... assistant art director (as J. Monte Elliot)
Kenneth L. Westcott .... property master (as Kenneth Westcott)
Sound Department
Glenn E. Anderson .... sound (as Glenn Anderson)
Lloyd Hanks .... sound
Don Higgins .... sound effects editor
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Special Effects by
Charles Spurgeon .... special effects
Carol Daniels .... stunts (uncredited)
John Indrisano .... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns .... stunts (uncredited)
Victor Paul .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (uncredited)
Carl Saxe .... stunts (uncredited)
Guy Way .... stunt double: Jackie Gleason (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Fred Hall .... chief electrician
Leo McCreary .... key grip
Irving Rosenberg .... camera operator
Dewey Wrigley Jr. .... camera operator (as Dewey Wrigley)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hope Bryce .... costume coordinator
Phyllis Garr .... wardrobe
Theodore R. Parvin .... wardrobe (as Ted Parvin)
John S. Perry .... wardrobe (as John Perry)
George Thompson .... wardrobe
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Dean Ball .... assistant editor (as Dean O. Ball)
Connie Roese .... negative cutter
Music Department
Harry Nilsson .... lyrics (as Nilsson)
Fred Prior .... music editor
George Aliceson Tipton .... conductor (as George Tipton)
George Aliceson Tipton .... music arranger (as George Tipton)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Transportation Department
George Coleman .... transportation
Other crew
Herman Darstein .... accountant
Sandy Dvore .... titles
Sandy Dvore .... visual consultant
Kathleen Fagan .... script supervisor
Tom Hansen .... choreographer
Joyce Lilley .... secretary
Nat Purdick .... executive assistant to producer
Max Slater .... dialogue coach
John Urie .... commercials
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for some nudity and drug content
98 min
Black and White | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Netherlands:6 | New Zealand:(Banned) | Sweden:11 | UK:AA | USA:R (certificate #21887) | USA:M (original rating) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

The boat used for "God's" yacht in the film was borrowed from John Wayne. Director Otto Preminger had directed Wayne in In Harm's Way (1965) and Wayne donated the yacht for use in the film. It was a US Navy minesweeper, USS YMS-328, during WWII. After it had been decommissioned and converted to a personal yacht by previous owners, Wayne bought it in 1962 and renamed it "Wild Goose." He kept it, making more modifications over the years, until shortly before his death in 1979. It passed through a couple more private owners and since 1996 has been owned and operated by Hornblower Cruises in Newport Beach, California where it is available for public cruises and private charters. In 2011 it was added to the US National Register of Historic Places.See more »
Girl Answering Phone:[answers phone] Worldwide Pot and Compound Festival. Make love, not war.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Inside Deep Throat (2005)See more »
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Why can't this film be seen on video or DVD?
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25 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Do you smell something?, 10 November 2004
Author: lustron1 from Midwest

This film is unbelievable... Big stars, a big Hollywood director... and what they came up with is the movie equivalent of a car wreck!

You don't want to look, but you find yourself unable not to.

Don't get me wrong, I've seen this film a dozen times and it still blows my mind how this ever got put on film. You won't believe your eyes or ears!

And Groucho Marx and half of the cast never looked more worse for wear.

By far, this is one of my favorite "bad" films. Watch it... and then blame the dog!

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