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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
Ann Bell ...
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
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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1 October 1971 (Ireland)  »

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A Estátua  »

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Virna Lisi had to be absent from the set until she recovered from a case of measles. See more »

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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Skin
Music by Luis Bacalov
Lyric by Audrey Nohra
Performed by Tony & The Graduates
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This film is worth a look
30 January 2011 | by (Long Island, New york) – See all my reviews

The disclaimer at the beginning of the DVD apologizes for the poor quality of the transfer, apparently there are hardly any prints of this film still in existence. This film was just released on DVD and is quite legible, with the exception of numerous scratches. The reviews of this film at the time of release in 1971, were awful. Roger Ebert reveled in his review that he "walked out," before the movie was even over. This film is definitely a strange one, however it has good qualities today. John Cleese is in an early performance as David Niven's friend, there is also an appearance by Graham Chapman, and Tim Brooke Taylor. There is humor here, the search for the model who posed as Niven's private parts, for the creation of the statute does get slightly dragged out, nevertheless it is still funny. The stage production of "Skin," bears a resemblance to Hair, but it is more zany and wild. I recommend this films for fans of Niven, Cleese, Robert Vaughn, and rare lost films. *****


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