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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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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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The face was his... the body was his... but suddenly--hello "Charlie." See more »

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1 October 1971 (Ireland)  »

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The film was covered extensively by Playboy in a pictorial feature that had David Niven surrounded by many scantily clad females. See more »

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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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Charlie
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Recorded by The Statuettes
Lyrics by Norman Newell
Music by Riz Ortolani
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One of the funniest, hysterically so that I ever recall seeing.
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I have a huge VHS and Beta tape collection and am very generous about lending but am now reconsidering my past actions. I would love to see this one again as it passed my test that "off colour" MUST be superseded by humor. I don't recall ever laughing more heartily and would love to do so again if I can find a copy. Yes it IS Naughty but it is also Very Nice. Only David Niven was capable of handling a role such as this and still remain the true British Gentleman; even while making somewhat of an ass of himself but always recovering from each silly event. Cary Grant might have pulled it off but his type of good looks would not have filled the bill so well. I am rather surprised that a new version of this never turned up, such a crazy theme!!!!


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