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Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972)

R | | Comedy | June 1972 (USA)
A young businessman goes to a magic expert to learn hardness and skill with his cynical and greedy collaborators. He becomes a very good tap dancer, but will he be able to get free of his old boss?

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Donald Beeman
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Mr. Turnbull
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Paula (as Suzanne Zenor)
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Susan
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Terrific-Looking Girl
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Mr. Delasandro
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Mrs. Beeman
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Mr. Weber
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Mr. Wendel
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Mrs. Wendel
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Mr. Beeman
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Un giovane uomo d'affari si reca da un esperto di magia e giochi di prestigio per apprendere sicurezza ed abilità nel gestire i rapporti con i suoi cinici e gretti collaboratori. Diventa un ottimo ballerino di tip-tap. Ma...basterà questo per liberarsi dalle grinfie del suo vecchio boss ? Written by rosebud6

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Orson Welles did not bother to learn his lines for this movie which led to a frustrated DePalma insisting they reshoot every scene until Welles got his lines right. See more »

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Mr. Delasandro: Now then, I'm the heckler, right? I've been needling you for the last ten minutes, right? Time now for you to strike back with all the style and wits at your command.
Donald Beeman: Up yours, fella!
Mr. Delasandro: Not bad. Not bad.
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Movie is a bore, but Welles cameo is great!

Another film in my project to watch everything Orson Welles appeared in.

This film sees Tommy Smothers play a character who quits his job to become a magician. I see no particular reason for a Brian de Palma fan to watch this. It felt flat and dull most of the time. Orson hams it up this time, playing a magician who mentors Tommy for about five minutes. Its a cool scene, and has a resonance with Orson's life considering he was a life-long practicing magician.

The film had good comic potential, but Tommy is clearly not a good leading man or actor. He was hilarious on the Smothers Brothers show, but was just not up to the task here. And it felt like de Palma was asleep at the wheel. Not dreadful, just dull, which actually is worse. Dreadful movies are quite fun to watch, dull ones are torture. In summary, don't spend a fortune finding this one.


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