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What's Up, Doc? (1972)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  10 March 1972 (USA)
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The accidental mix up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

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Mr. Smith
Philip Roth ...
Mr. Jones (as Phil Roth)
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Harry
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Fritz
Mabel Albertson ...
Mrs. Van Hoskins
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Hotel Manager
George Morfogen ...
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Bailiff
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Professor Hosquith
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Storyline

Two researchers have come to San Francisco to compete for a research grant in Music. One seems a bit distracted, and that was before he meets her. A strange woman seems to have devoted her life to confusing and embarassing him. At the same time a woman has her jewels stolen and a government whistle blower arrives with his stolen top secret papers. All, of course have the same style and color overnight bag. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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jewel | mix up | love | spy | hotel | See more »

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A screwball comedy. Remember them?

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Comedy | Romance

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10 March 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Glimpse of Tiger  »

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SEK 11,598,000 (Sweden)
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Trivia

The stuntman portraying the gentleman sitting in the back seat of the convertible during the chase scene was knocked cold when his head hit the awning on the dock just before the car went off the dock. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Jones is following Mr. Smith at the beginning of the movie. Mr. Jones gets into a cab where the cab driver is very noticeably bald. But when he gets out later on, the cab driver has a lot of hair blowing in the breeze. See more »

Quotes

[Judy and Howard have their heads under the table, Howard is trying to convince Judy to leave, Frederick joins them]
Frederick Larrabee: What's going on down here? You two just can't keep away from each other, can you?
Howard: Oh, we were just talking.
Hugh: [Joins them] Are you all right Mr Larrabee? Can I help?
Frederick Larrabee: No, it's fine, we were just chatting.
Musicologist: [Joins them] What's the matter?
Musicologist: [Joins them] Anything wrong?
Frederick Larrabee: No.
Judy: We're just testing a theory Howard has about Vocal Reverberation Under Spinal Pressure.
Professor Hosquith: [Joins them] What? Vocal ...
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Referenced in The Last Picture Show: A Look Back (1999) See more »

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As Time Goes By
(uncredited)
Words and Music by Herman Hupfeld
Performed by Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal
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Superb 70s Screwball Comedy
14 August 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great 70s comedy stars Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal in a remake of the classic Bringing Up Baby. Fun all the way in this updated story that has O'Neal playing a doofus professor up for a grant and Streisand as the madcap dropout who plagues him. A great team---and backed by Madeline Kahn, Michael Murphy, Sorrell Booke, Kenneth Mars, Mabel Albertson, Graham Jarvis, Austin Pendleton, John Hillerman, Randy Quaid, and especially Liam Dunn as the judge, in one of the best comedy performances ever. Great chase scene thru San Francisco. The court room scene is hilarious. Streisand sings "As Time Goes By." Funny film has perfect timing all the way, thanks to direction from Peter Bogdanovich. A must see.


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