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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
17 July 1970 (France)
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Also Known As:
...Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?
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(RCA Sound Recording)
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Did You Know?
According to all references on the soundtrack LP, as well as the film posters, the correct spelling of the title is "Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness" - that is, with the E before the I, contrary to the standard spelling of Hieronymus. See more
The color of Thumbelina's ice-cream cone changes between brown and white and pink. See more
[after being told off by Heironymus
I think I should warn you, I'm getting new material.
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References The Birth of a Nation
Performed by Anthony Newley
and Bruce Forsyth
Music by Anthony Newley See more