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Hammersmith Is Out (1972)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  12 May 1972 (USA)
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The Faust legend retold (loosely) and applied to a mentally disturbed patient in a hospital run by a doctor of dubious sanity himself. The patient (Burton) offers the innocent orderly (... See full summary »

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Jimmie Jean Jackson
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Hammersmith
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Doctor
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Billy Breedlove
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General Sam Pembroke
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Dr. Krodt
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Guido Scartucci
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Henry Joe
Marjorie Eaton ...
Princess
Lisa Jak ...
Kiddo
Linda Gaye Scott ...
Miss Quim
Mel Berger ...
Fat Man
Anthony Holland ...
Oldham
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Pete Rutter
Carl Donn ...
Cleopatra
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The Faust legend retold (loosely) and applied to a mentally disturbed patient in a hospital run by a doctor of dubious sanity himself. The patient (Burton) offers the innocent orderly (Bridges) vast riches if he'll help him escape. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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HAMMERSMITH, master criminal and nut, is out. Watch Out !

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12 May 1972 (USA)  »

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This motion picture is considered to be based on the Faust legend. Richard Burton has previously co-directed 1967's Doctor Faustus (1967) which he also co-starred in with Elizabeth Taylor. As such, Hammersmith Is Out (1972) was the second film based on the Faust legend that the pair made together. See more »

Quotes

Doctor: [taking Hammersmith back to the asylum] It's the end of a chapter, Hammersmith; time to turn the page.
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Referenced in Andy Hamilton's Search for Satan (2011) See more »

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Requiem
Music by Dominic Frontiere
Lyrics by Sally Stevens
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Fun movie from a fun time...
17 March 2010 | by (Tasmania, Australia) – See all my reviews

I must admit that I did not see this film until around 1995, when the film was already 23 years old.

I have never read Faust, or even had an understanding of his works, but that did not lessen the pure escapist joy I had watching this film. The theme music stays with me to this day, and I have only seen the film ONCE! That's right, saw the film ONCE 15 years ago, and I can still hum the theme song, even with the campy 70's chorus...

Burton is solid as always - not quite up there with "Where Eagles Dare", but certainly watchable. Ustinov and Bridges (and Taylor) do a decent enough job in keeping up.

This film is a (very) rare gem, I have only seen it on television ONCE, and I have never seen it on VHS or disc. This film has achieved cult status with myself, mainly due to the fact that I saw it once only, and watched it with my wise-cracking comedian brother. Whenever we need to make a hippie in-joke, we'll start singing the theme tune.

A film so strange (not Eraserhead strange, but odd and out-of-place) that it rightly deserves a cult-film status. I gave it a 7 rating, but this may have been as low as 4 if I had been subjected to repeated viewings... like "It's a Beautiful Life"! Enjoy it if you can ever find it...


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