MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,657 this week

Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  17 July 1970 (France)
4.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 284 users  
Reviews: 25 user | 16 critic

Heironymus Merkin screens an autobiographical movie of his life, growth and moral decay.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 43 titles
created 10 Nov 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 18 Sep 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 24 Nov 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 03 Dec 2013
 
list image
a list of 169 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969)

Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing is the true story of Evelyn Nesbit Shaw, a beautiful showgirl caught in a love triangle with elderly architect Stanford White and eccentric young millionaire Harry K. Thaw.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Ray Milland, Joan Collins, Farley Granger
Sharon's Baby (1975)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A woman gives birth to a baby, but this is no ordinary little tyke. The child is seemingly possessed by the spirit of a freak dwarf who the mother once spurned. Cue a spate of strange ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy
Stars: Joan Collins, Eileen Atkins, Ralph Bates
Certificate: GP Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.

Director: Sam Wanamaker
Stars: George Peppard, Joan Collins, Judy Geeson
Dark Places (1973)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A scheming couple plot to conceal a hidden cache of stolen money from its rightful owner. The only problem is that the house they plan to hide it in is haunted.

Director: Don Sharp
Stars: Christopher Lee, Joan Collins, Herbert Lom
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A family plots to take its revenge on the man who raped and murdered their daughter.

Director: Sidney Hayers
Stars: Joan Collins, James Booth, Ray Barrett
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Movie version of the BBC TV play that first addresses some of the major social issues of the day. A girl from a rich family in Chelsea is bored and decides to go "slumming" in depressed ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Suzy Kendall, Dennis Waterman, Maureen Lipman
Alfie Darling (1976)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Alfie returns, up to his old womanizing ways, until he meets his match in a sophisticated magazine editor Abby. His pursuit is complicated by his encounter with Norma and the fact that a ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Hughes
Stars: Alan Price, Jill Townsend, Paul Copley
Warning Shot (1967)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A police sergeant kills a man who pulls a gun on him during a stakeout. But the dead suspect is a respected doctor with no criminal record and the man's gun cannot be found, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Buzz Kulik
Stars: David Janssen, Ed Begley, Keenan Wynn
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three good men - a broken boxer, an American veteran trying to win back his mother-dominated wife, and an air force sergeant married to a faithless actress - are corrupted by Miles ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Laurence Harvey, Gloria Grahame, Richard Basehart
The Stud (1978)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Fontaine Khaled is the wife of a wealthy but boring businessman. She spends his money on her nightclub, the hobo, and partying. She hires a manager, Tony, to run her club, but it is ... See full summary »

Director: Quentin Masters
Stars: Joan Collins, Oliver Tobias, Sue Lloyd
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After a scientific experiment goes horribly wrong during a demonstration, a scientist finds himself trapped in an alternate reality that bears some similarities to our own, but also has ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Joan Collins, Tom Bell, Denholm Elliott
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Boxing drama following the lives of 5 different fighters and their reasons for becoming boxers.

Directors: Basil Dearden, Michael Relph
Stars: Jack Warner, Robert Beatty, Bill Owen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Heironymus Merkin
...
Polyester Poontang
Alexander Newley ...
Thaxted
Tara Newley ...
Thumbelina
...
Goodtime Eddie Filth
Connie Kreski ...
Mercy Humppe
...
The Presence
Bruce Forsyth ...
Uncle Limelight
Patricia Hayes ...
Grandma
Stubby Kaye ...
Fat Writer
Ronald Rubin ...
Skinny Writer
Louis Negin ...
Producer Peter
Tom Stern ...
Producer Ron
Ronald Radd ...
Critic Bentley
Rosalind Knight ...
Critic Penelope
Edit

Storyline

Hieronymus Merkin has recently turned 40, and is in the midst of preparing a film that details his life's history and development. Portraying himself as a marionette being controlled by an unseen puppet master, young Merkin is led away from the innocence of youth and into the waiting arms of one woman after another by Goodtime Eddie Filth. With Filth's guidance, Merkin steadily transforms into a self-centered womanizer, save only for the longing he feels for his one lost love, Mercy Humppe. As the producers of his life story scream for him to come up with an ending, Merkin must look back and decide what, if anything, he's learned from his experiences. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 July 1970 (France)  »

Also Known As:

...Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Playboy magazine devoted ten pages of one of its 1969 issues to this film, complete with photographs of many of the nude female stars. Connie Kreski was cast as Mercy Hummpe after being named Playmate of the Year in 1969. See more »

Goofs

The color of Thumbelina's ice-cream cone changes between brown and white and pink. See more »

Quotes

Skinny Writer: Fade out on director and writers confused and unable to think of an ending.
See more »

Crazy Credits

May we remind patrons that contributions to the Yetta Lipschitz Academy for the Performing Arts are tax deductible. See more »

Connections

References  (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

When You Gotta Go
Performed by George Jessel
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Strangely affecting
27 September 2004 | by (Marina del Rey, CA) – See all my reviews

After watching this film, I wondered if Anthony Newley thought that this would be his sole chance to direct a major film (which turned out to be true), so he decided togo on a binge with every idea he had at that point . It's in equal parts a mockumentary, a musical, and an homage to Tex Avery cartoons. Newley is the ringleader, Hieronymus Merkin, and he invites us to watch his carnal accomplishments and rise as a singer.

This movie features some fascinating production and costume design, and the beach sets are very unique. The jokes often hit sour notes, but the enthusiasm is contagious. I mean, really, what's better than seeing Joan Collins portray a character named " Polyester Poontang"? If you ever come across this movie, give it a chance.

:)


16 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
have a hard time remembering this name of this film... BUT... kyotoron
Is this available on VHS or DVD? zeiko
Hieronymus theatreact

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?