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 »
Completely innocent man, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she's later murdered, Michael becomes the chief suspect and goes on the run.
Just before the Salem Witch Trials, an embittered old woman, who has learned witchcraft, teams up with the Devil, and brings a scarecrow to life as part of her diabolical revenge on the judge who was once her lover.
Harry Evers and Marvin Ellison have been playing poker Thursday nights with their friends for years. When a disagreement breaks up the game, they decide to continue meeting and doing ... See full summary »
George has been in a mental hospital for 3 years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con-man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but when ... See full summary »
An account of the adventures of two sets of identical twins, badly scrambled at birth, on the eve of the French Revolution. One set is haughty and aristocratic, the other poor and somewhat dim. They find themselves involved in palace intrigues as history happens around them. Based, very loosely, on Dickens's _A Tale of Two Cities_, Dumas's _The Corsican Brothers_, etc. Written by
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Other titles considered for this film were "Two By Two", and "Louis, There's A Crowd Downstairs!". See more »
When the Duchess and Peasant woman give birth, the children are placed in a mismatch fashion. The Doctor places the twins together correctly, when he attempts the mismatch them. See more »
[there are two sets of brothers, a brother from one set has unknowingly spoken to a brother from another set when their actual brothers arrive]
How did you get here so fast?
I took a secret passageway.
How did you get here so fast?
I took a secret passage.
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A tongue in cheek gem and a dagger into the swollen buttocks of human social affectations
The most side-splitting scene in this entire tour d force satire of human nature has to be Hugh Griffith as the bumbling old king awkwardly shuffling down the grand staircase in that ridiculous bird costume, sabotaged by his scheming wife into thinking he was coming down to a costume ball, only to be greeted by a vast throng of uppercrusted bluebloods dressed to the nines in formal evening attire, no one daring to say anything (for he was, of course, The Royal Majesty ), the utterly confused Monarch making his way past his prostrating subjects, bobbing up and down like a giant blue chicken as he returned their bows, all the while making desperate asides to the Queen that it was supposed to be a costume ball he was attending. That has to be one of the most sophisticated scenes in any comedy I have ever seen. Such a skewer into the heart of the pompousness human nature can engender into its artificial social constructions!
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