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Writers:
Woody Allen (play)
Woody Allen (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1970 (Canada) See more »
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They're caught in a security leak!
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:Well, they don't call me the potato salad Picasso for nothin!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Fall (1969)See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
first film version - This is Jackie Gleason version, 6 June 2007
Author: ksf-2 from southwest US

Comedic story of Americans traveling in foreign countries, and the mis-adventures they run into along the way. Unlike most other writers here, I like the 1969 Jackie Gleason version of Don't Drink the Water MUCH better than the later one starring Woody Allen, who WROTE the thing originally. In the original, the irony is that Jackie Gleason is a big and blustery loudmouth ( a real stretch for him) , but up until the end, not much gets accomplished, in spite of all his yelling and storming around. Also stars Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde) and Ted Bessell (probably best known as the hen-pecked boyfriend on That Girl). When the diplomat leaves the country, his son Axel (Bessel) fills in, and things take turn after turn for the worse. The debate to remake movies or Not to remake movies continues. Directed by Howard Morris, who had directed both live action and animated comedies for years.

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