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The Maltese Bippy (1969)

A man buys a house and comes to believe that not only is the house haunted by werewolves, but a family of vampires lives next door.

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Ernest Grey
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Robin Sherwood
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Carlotta Ravenswood
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Molly Fletcher
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Mischa Ravenswood
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Lt. Tim Crane
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Dr. Charles Strauss
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Sgt. Kelvaney
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Axel Kronstadt
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Adolph Springer
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Joanna Clay
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Sam Smith is forced to move into the run down Flushing, New York house of his entertainment business partner Ernest Grey after they are evicted from their offices for making pornographic movies and losing all their money and equipment in the process. Ernie originally bought the house on Sam's ill-advice of the property soon being expropriated for a highway, which never happened. Further adding to the house's lack of appeal is that it is located next to a cemetery. As Ernie tries to sell the house, which is run by his devoted but exasperated housekeeper Molly Fletcher who hates Sam, he rents out rooms in it. As soon as Sam moves in, strange occurrences happen in the neighborhood, including a mutilated body being found in the cemetery, and one of their neighbors, Mrs. Potter, being attacked by a howling man. Ernie's new physician, Dr. Charles Strauss, believes that Ernie's developing symptoms, including a need to howl, points to him turning into a werewolf, which may explain the ravaged... Written by Huggo

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18 June 1969 (USA)  »

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Strange Case of...!#*%  »

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Trivia

Dan Rowan's last feature film performance. See more »

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Ernest Grey: That's a cop-out... nothing is explained.
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Spoofs The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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I bet my sweet bippy-and LOST!
6 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked a previous comment posted here that voiced the probable concerns of the studio "heads" of the era: What kind of films should we make for these kids who like to go to the movies stoned? The problem with BIPPY is...the stoners evidently were the ones MAKING the film (that NO ONE went to see). This dog was hardly ever shown on TV (at least not in NY area) FINALLY caught it on a cable movie channel decades and decades later.My only viewing of the film for years was the print feature that ran in FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine.

After years of build-up...boy what a let-down. There are only two reasons for a normal guy to sit through this; Julie Newmar (post-catwoman already) and Carol Lynley (pre-Poseidon Adventure).

I never understood the appeal of Rowan & Martin to begin with--even on Laugh-In. They were acceptable as low-end comedians at a bowling ally, but didn't deserve the run they were able to have IMHO

But they were OK...this movie makes like a vampire, though-and SUCKS


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