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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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1 October 1971 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

A Estátua  »

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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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Music by Luis Bacalov
Lyric by Audrey Nohra
Performed by Tony & The Graduates
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Stiff as a statue
14 March 2013 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

There are so many worthy cult movies from the 1970s that I (among many others) wish were released on DVD, so I can't understand why this forgotten bomb was resurrected on the format. Although they say that there is no bad premise, just bad executions of premises, the premise of this particular simply doesn't seem promising. David Niven looking to find out what man's sex organ was modelled for his sculpture wife's statue? To me, that sounds both desperate and lame. And the actual execution doesn't suggest that anyone in front of or behind the camera was trying. Indeed, the premise is so thin that there are big chunks of the movie where it's very clear that NOTHING of significance is going on. Maybe that wouldn't matter if the movie was funny, but it simply isn't. The only thing about the movie that will stick in your head after watching it is the infectious song "Charlie", which is played several times during the course of the movie.


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