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Every Home Should Have One (1970)

R | | Comedy | April 1978 (USA)
Teddy, working at an advertising agency, has to come up with a campaign for frozen porridge.


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Teddy works for a large advertising company. Given the seemingly impossible task of selling frozen porridge, he decides to produce commercials which make the product seem sexy. This leads him into confrontation with the "Keep Television Clean" movement, of which his wife is a senior member. Further problems ensue when the family take on Swedish nanny Inga Giltenburg. Written by measham

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Alan King was offered the part of Nat Kaplan, which eventually went to Shelley Berman See more »


Inga Giltenburg: [Subtitles in Swedish dream sequence] This was your first time? What did you think of it?
Teddy Brown: It's better than open sandwiches.
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Light Cavalry Overture
Music by Franz von Suppé
Arranged by John Cameron
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A truly funny film!
28 September 2003 | by (North Ayrshire, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This still remains in my memory as one of the funniest films ever. In that respect, it was very much ahead of it's time, certainly for 1970. A number of current and future stars were cast very cleverly (who could imagine Penelope Keith, for example, as a German lesbian, and a former mud-wrestler to boot??!!). This film poked fun at almost every aspect of the Establishment, and that is not a bad thing - but very brave at the time, I would suggest. An absolute classic, in my view.

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