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Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (1970)

In Dublin, a working class family has been unsuccessful in convincing their son to get a real job: the son prefers his job of scooping up horse's dung and selling it for flower gardens. An ... See full summary »




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Complete credited cast:
Eileen Colgan ...
Betsy Bourke
May Ollis ...
Mrs. Fortune
Seamus Forde ...
Mr. Fortune
Danny Cummins ...
Liz Davis ...
Kathleen Fortune
Caroline Tully ...
Vera Fortune
Paul Murphy ...
Brendan Matthews ...
Milk Depot Attendant
David Hogarty ...


In Dublin, a working class family has been unsuccessful in convincing their son to get a real job: the son prefers his job of scooping up horse's dung and selling it for flower gardens. An American exchange student almost runs him over and gets to know him. The dung man has ignored warnings from his family and suddenly the horses have been banned from Dublin. His new love is leaving for America and he must find a way to cope with the new reality. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Happiness is a Quackser Fortune!


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Release Date:

9 June 1972 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Fun Loving  »

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Did You Know?


Both David Kelly and Gene Wilder have starred in a version of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Wilder appears a Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), David Kelly as Grandpa Joe in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). See more »


Quackser Fortune: You learnin' a lot at Trinity?
Zazel: Well, Dublin has a very rich history. For instance, did you know that Jonathan Swift wrote "Gulliver's Travels" here and that Handel's Messiah had its first premiere here.
Quackser Fortune: How much did they charge you for that?
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Sweet surprise
13 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like another writer said, this was showing as second in a double bill, in 1976 -- but I can't remember the name of the movie my friends and I went to see and stayed for this one, too. Yet I sure remember "Quackser Fortune." I barely knew anything about Gene Wilder at the time, though I had seen Young Frankenstein, and he was entirely believable in the role. It was funny, a little sad, yes, formulaic, but with a pleasantly surprising ending. What I remember best was the interplay between Quackser and his family as he gains a dawning understanding of the world around him, including the charms of a woman. Quackser owns no comb, and must use a toothbrush to primp for his first date. And his manure merchandising around Dublin, calling "Git yer sh --!" was hysterical. I've been to Ireland since, read extensively about the Irish people, and would love to see this one again -- but have yet to see it on HE (How about "aitch-ee" for a new acronym to take in both video and DVD? Quackser would approve -- he was a forward, yet pragmatic, sort of guy.) -- knr

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