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The Statue (1971)

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
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Pat Demarest
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Harry
Tim Brooke-Taylor ...
Hillcrest
Hugh Burden ...
Sir Geoffrey
Erik Chitty ...
Mouser
Derek Francis ...
Sanders
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Mrs. Southwick
Desmond Walter-Ellis ...
Mr. Southwick
David Allister ...
Mr. Westbury
Maureen Lane ...
Mrs. Westbury
David Mills ...
Mr. Euston
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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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The face was his... the body was his... but suddenly--hello "Charlie." See more »

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Roger Ebert walked out of his screening of the film, claiming it was one of the worst he'd ever seen. 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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Classic Niven
13 October 2001 | by (Arlington Texas) – See all my reviews

One of David Niven's best. He notices a particular appendage on the nude statue of himself is not his and sets out to find out whose it is. In the process to make comparisons he makes use of a coin operated photo booth. You get the picture as from under the curtain you see his pants around his ankles. And some girls just passing the booth as the pictures emerge.

I am waiting for the DVD


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