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The Statue (1971)

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Bolt, a British linguist, develops a universal language, so he's a sudden sensation and receives a Nobel prize. An ambitious diplomat, capitalizing on Bolt's celebrity, arranges for the U.S... See full summary »

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Alex Bolt
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Rhonda Bolt
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Ray Whiteley
Ann Bell ...
Pat Demarest
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Harry
Tim Brooke-Taylor ...
Hillcrest
Hugh Burden ...
Sir Geoffrey
Erik Chitty ...
Mouser
Derek Francis ...
Sanders
Susan Travers ...
Mrs. Southwick
Desmond Walter-Ellis ...
Mr. Southwick
David Allister ...
Mr. Westbury
Maureen Lane ...
Mrs. Westbury
David Mills ...
Mr. Euston
Zoe Sallis ...
Mrs. Euston
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Bolt, a British linguist, develops a universal language, so he's a sudden sensation and receives a Nobel prize. An ambitious diplomat, capitalizing on Bolt's celebrity, arranges for the U.S. to commission a statue for a London square to honor Bolt's achievement. Bolt's Italian wife, a renowned artist, sculpts an 18-foot nude of Bolt. In a pique, because he's neglected her for years to do his work, she gives the statue a spectacular phallus, telling Bolt that he wasn't its model. Thinking he's a cuckold, Bolt goes on a jealous search for a man matching the statue. The diplomat, too, wants changes in the statue to protect his conservative image. Can art and love reconcile? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Dedicated to the proposition that all men are not created equal. See more »

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31 March 1972 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

A Estátua  »

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Quotes

Alex Bolt: [In bed with his wife after a long time apart] I've been waiting to do this for a long time.
Rhonda Bolt: Then do it for a long time.
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Referenced in Fleshpot on 42nd Street (1973) See more »

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Music by Luis Bacalov
Lyric by Audrey Nohra
Performed by Tony & The Graduates
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"One of Niven's Best" You've got to be joking!
28 March 2002 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

This has got to be one of Niven's most embarrassing films. It is horrible, silly, low, insulting, insipid and stupid. Running around the world trying to see other men's privates and a pretty thin pretext for a plot. Hey, if a guy doesn't pay attention to his wife for years he shouldn't get all self righteous when he thinks she's fooling around. In a real sense he has committed adultery with this work as co-respondent. This movie is almost as insulting as "Impossible Years" where his character goes nuts over his daughter's virginity.

The statue is on the same comedic level as Benny Hill. But that's what we expect of Benny. Not of David Niven.


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