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Woody Allen (play)
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Release Date:
1970 (Canada) See more »
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Plot:
The Hollander family's European vacation is interrupted when their plane is forced to land in Vulgaria... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jackie Gleason ... Walter Hollander

Estelle Parsons ... Marion Hollander

Ted Bessell ... Axel Magee
Joan Delaney ... Susan Hollander

Michael Constantine ... Commissar Krojack
Howard St. John ... Ambassador Magee
Danny Meehan ... Kilroy

Richard Libertini ... Father Drobney
Pierre Olaf ... Chef

Avery Schreiber ... Sultan
Mark Gordon ... Mirik

Phil Leeds ... Sam Blackwell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marty Martel ... White Hair Diplomat
Rene Constantineau ... Organ grinder (uncredited)

Martin Danzig ... Mishkin (uncredited)
Dwayne Early ... Donald (uncredited)
Naomi Fink ... Countess (uncredited)

Howard Morris ... Getaway Pilot (uncredited)
Joan Murphy ... Airline clerk (uncredited)
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Directed by
Howard Morris 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
R.S. Allen  screenplay
Woody Allen  play
Woody Allen  screenplay
Harvey Bullock  screenplay

Produced by
Jack Grossberg .... associate producer
Charles H. Joffe .... producer
Joseph E. Levine .... executive producer
Henry Polonsky .... associate producer
Jack Rollins .... producer
 
Original Music by
Patrick Williams  (as Pat Williams)
 
Cinematography by
Harvey Genkins 
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Rosenblum 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Gundlach 
 
Set Decoration by
William G. O'Connell 
 
Costume Design by
Gene Coffin 
 
Production Management
Martin Danzig .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louis A. Stroller .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ron Kalish .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jeanetta L. Hoyle .... editorial supervisor (as Jeanetta Lewis)
Ron Kalish .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Bill Rhoads .... title designer
 

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100 min
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Color (Pathécolor)
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Trivia:
"Don't Drink the Water" opened at the Morosco Theater on November 17, 1966 and ran for 598 performances. Richard Libertini reprises his role in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the party near the end of the movie, Gleason takes a dignitary's wine glass. The next shot shows the dignitary holding the wine glass. Then, Gleason hands the glass back to the dignitary.See more »
Quotes:
Walter Hollander:I don't eat oysters. You have to eat them alive. I like my food dead. Not sick, not wounded -- dead!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Fall (1969)See more »
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No worse than a bad cold, 12 November 2009
Author: horrorfilmx from United States

I have to side with those who find this version of Woody Allen's play much inferior to the remake by Allen himself which, ironically, has a greater right to be called the original since it was Allen's attempt to show the story as he envisioned it. I think much of the problem lies in the fact that at the time this version was made Allen wasn't yet a respected director and no one worried much about preserving the "Woody Allen touch" --- except Woody Allen, of course.

Interesting note on the comparison between Jackie Gleason's take on the lead character with Allen's own portrayal years later. If you were to combine the physical bellicosity of Jackie Gleason with the sardonic Jewish humor of Woody Allen you might get someone like the recently deceased Lou Jacobi --- who originated the part on Broadway and who was, in Allen's opinion, largely responsible for the success of the play.

(By the way, I stole the line in my summary from Harpo Marx, who used it to describe the phenomenally successful Broadway production of ABIE'S IRISH ROSE.)

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