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What's Up, Doc? (1972)

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

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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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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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This film was morphed from the screen adaptation of Herman Raucher's novel, "A Glimpse of Tiger." It was to star Elliott Gould and Kim Darby and be directed by Anthony Harvey But Gould behaved erratically during production and, after four days, walked off the set. The project eventually came into the hands of Peter Bogdanovich, who in conceiving a remake of Howard Hawks' Bringing Up Baby (1938) switched genders of the lead couple, making the wild, unpredictable Gould character a female, who would be played by, coincidentally, his ex-wife Barbra Streisand. See more »

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In the final scene on the airplane, the time between the opening titles and "That's all, folks!" ending of the Looney Tunes short is much too short. See more »

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Howard: Mr. Larrabee, it's a privilege to meet you. I'm Doctor Howard Bannister.
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"What More Can They Do To Me?"
17 April 2000 | by (Out there in the dark) – See all my reviews

Utterly hilarious is the best short description for "What's Up Doc?" This seldom-discussed, nearly forgotten hommage to screwball comedy is one of the most consistently funny, inspired, brilliantly realized ever made. There are no weak spots. Even if you are not a Streisand fan, it must be admitted that she has a gift for comedy (and she only stops the action once, to sing for five minutes). Ryan O'Neil is a perfect foil as an uptight college professor completely bamboozled by Streisand. Smaller roles are humourously portrayed by the likes of Austin Pendelton, Kenneth Mars and Mabel Albertson.

But, for those who love this movie, the real star of the show is MADELINE KAHN, as the all-time great comic character of Eunice Burns. Who can forget Eunice forcing her way into the hotel banquet hall, swinging her purse as a weapon? Or poor Eunice cowering on her hotel room bed, asking "what more can they do to me?"

Director Bogdanovich's version of the car chase which closes the film is so tremendously funny and entertaining that the viewer is sorry to see it end.

A richly comic feast.


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