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Director:
Writers:
Buck Henry (screenplay) and
David Newman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
10 March 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A screwball comedy. Remember them?
Plot:
The accidental mix up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
Peters Accuses Ex Streisand Of Seducing Co-Stars
 (From WENN. 14 May 2009, 12:20 PM, PDT)

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That's a person named Eunice? See more (135 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barbra Streisand ... Judy Maxwell

Ryan O'Neal ... Howard Bannister

Madeline Kahn ... Eunice Burns

Kenneth Mars ... Hugh Simon

Austin Pendleton ... Frederick Larrabee

Michael Murphy ... Mr. Smith
Philip Roth ... Mr. Jones (as Phil Roth)

Sorrell Booke ... Harry

Stefan Gierasch ... Fritz
Mabel Albertson ... Mrs. Van Hoskins
Liam Dunn ... Judge Maxwell

John Hillerman ... Hotel Manager
George Morfogen ... Headwaiter
Graham Jarvis ... Bailiff

Randy Quaid ... Professor Hosquith

M. Emmet Walsh ... Arresting Officer
Kevin O'Neal ... Delivery Boy
Eleanor Zee ... Banquet Receptionist
Paul Condylis ... Room Service Waiter
Fred Scheiwiller ... Jewel Thief
Carl Saxe ... Jewel Thief
Jack Perkins ... Jewel Thief
Paul B. Kipilman ... Druggist
Gil Perkins ... Jones' Driver
Christa Lang ... Mrs. Hosquith
Stan Ross ... Musicologist
Peter Paul Eastman ... Musicologist
Eric Brotherson ... Larrabee's Butler

Elaine Partnow ... Party Guest
George Burrafato ... Eunice's Cab Driver (as George R. Burrafato)
Jerry Summers ... Smith's Cab Driver
Mark Thompson ... Airport Cab Driver (as Mort Thompson)
Don Bexley ... Skycap (as Donald T. Bexley)
Leonard Lookabaugh ... Painter on Roof
Candice Bennett ... Ticket Seller (as Candace Brownell)
Sean Morgan ... Banquet Official

Patricia O'Neal ... Lady on Plane
Joe Alfasa ... Waiter in Hall
Chuck Holison ... Pizza Cook (as Chuck Hollom)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Byner ... Man at the Hotel Banquet (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Musicologist (uncredited)

Bruce McBroom ... Man Kissing Mrs. Van Hoskin's Hand in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
William Niven ... Painter (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Musicologist (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Woman at Party (uncredited)
Hank Robinson ... Musicologist (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Hotel Waiter (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Man at Party (uncredited)
John Allen Vick ... Airport Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Bogdanovich 
 
Writing credits
Buck Henry (screenplay) and
David Newman (screenplay) &
Robert Benton (screenplay)

Peter Bogdanovich (story)

Produced by
Peter Bogdanovich .... producer
Paul Lewis .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Artie Butler (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
László Kovács (director of photography) (as Laszlo Kovacs)
 
Film Editing by
Verna Fields 
 
Casting by
Nessa Hyams 
 
Production Design by
Polly Platt 
 
Art Direction by
Herman A. Blumenthal 
 
Set Decoration by
John P. Austin  (as John Austin)
 
Makeup Department
Don L. Cash .... makeup artist (as Don Cash)
Lynda Gurasich .... hair stylist
Fred Williams .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Fred Ahern .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Ballew .... second assistant director
Ray Gosnell Jr. .... assistant director (as Ray Gosnell)
Doug Morrison .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Robey Cooper .... prop master
Norman Hawkins .... construction coordinator
Sal Sommatino .... assistant prop man
Marty Wunderlich .... assistant prop man
 
Sound Department
Les Fresholtz .... sound
Richard Raguse .... boom man
 
Special Effects by
Robert MacDonald .... special effects
 
Stunts
Joe Amsler .... stunts
Craig R. Baxley .... stunts (as Craig Baxley)
Paul Baxley .... stunt coordinator
Paul Baxley .... stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts (as Gerald Brutsche)
Richard E. Butler .... stunts (as Dick Butler)
Ted Duncan .... stunts
Patty Elder .... stunts
Donna Garrett .... stunts
Ted Grossman .... stunts (as Ted M. Grossman)
Bob Harris .... stunts
Bill Hickman .... stunts
Loren Janes .... stunts
Dean Jeffries .... stunts
John Moio .... stunts (as John Angelo Moio)
Victor Paul .... stunts
Joe Pronto .... stunts
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunts (as Glenn H. Randall Jr.)
Ernest Robinson .... stunts
George Robotham .... stunts (as George N. Robotham)
Wally Rose .... stunts
Alex Sharp .... stunts
Paul Stader .... stunts
Fred Stromsoe .... stunts
Jerry Summers .... stunts
Morton C. Thompson .... stunts (as Mort Thompson)
Jack Verbois .... stunts
Bud Walls .... stunts
Marvin Walters .... stunts
Richard Washington .... stunts (as Dick Washington)
Gil Casper .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... gaffer (as Richard Aguilar)
Bobby Byrne .... camera operator (as Robert Byrne)
Dick Colean .... assistant cameraman (as Richard Colean)
Robert L. Guthrie .... assistant cameraman (as Robert Guthrie)
George Hill .... key grip
Leonard Lookabaugh .... dolly grip
Aaron Pazanti .... best boy
Paul Caven .... electrician (uncredited)
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy McArdle .... costume supervisor: women's costumes
Ray Phelps .... costume supervisor: men's costumes
 
Editorial Department
William Neel .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Artie Butler .... conductor
Artie Butler .... music arranger
Dan Wallin .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gil Casper .... driver: insert car
Bud Dawson .... transportation
 
Other crew
Neil Canton .... production aide
Hazel W. Hall .... script supervisor (as Hazel Hall)
Frank Marshall .... assistant to producer
Mae Woods .... director's secretary
Harry Zubrinsky .... location manager
Joe Amsler .... stand-in: Ryan O'Neal (uncredited)
Barbara Barrett .... voice (uncredited)
Carl Combs .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Carole Conn .... voice (uncredited)
Robert Dulaine .... voice (uncredited)
Joan Patti .... voice (uncredited)
Marlene Pinckard .... voice (uncredited)
Cole Simpson .... voice (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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94 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
The movie is ranked at No. #68 on the American Film Institute's "100 Years... 100 Passions" film list. It is also No. #61 on the AFI's "100 Greatest Comedies" movie list.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
[Howard walks into the hotel gift shop, wanders around, picks up a big rock, a souvenir of Alcatraz, and taps it with a tuning fork]
Judy:What's up, Doc?
Howard:I beg your pardon?
Judy:We've gotta stop meeting like this.
Howard:I think you're making a mistake. You see, I just came in here for something for a headache.
Judy:You're gonna need an awful big glass of water to get that down.
Howard:What? Oh no, no you see I'm a musicologist. I was just testing this specimen for inherent tonal qualities. I have this theory about early man's musical relationship to igneous rock formations. But I guess you're not really interested in igneous rock formations.
Judy:Not as much as I am in the sedimentary or metamorphic rock categories. I mean, I can take your igneous rocks or leave 'em. I relate primarily to micas, quartz, feldspar. You can keep your Pyroxenes, magnetites and coarse grained plutonics as far as I'm concerned.
Howard:I forgot why I came in here.
Judy:Headache.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in A Night of Comic Relief 2 (1989) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
As Time Goes BySee more »

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51 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
That's a person named Eunice?, 21 January 2001
Author: annmason1 from Bellingham, WA

What's Up Doc is one of six movies I use to offset ANY bad mood. I have seen it countless times and still can't keep the suitcases straight.

This film is full of visual humor and one liners; Madeline Kahn screaming and taking on all comers while dragging the doorkeeper across the ballroom floor; the hotel crook using his "charm" to drop Mrs. Van Hoskins in her tracks; Eunice hiding in the bathroom because snakes "live in deathly fear of tile"; the promise of Howard conducting an avalanche in A Flat.

My only regret about this movie is that it began endless failed efforts by television and movie makers to replicate the chase through San Francisco. No one has. That sequence is the best example of humor, timing, backdrop, and action, of the chase genre. It has never been equalled by either serious or comedic directors.

Little mentioned in these reviews are Kenneth Mars and Austin Pendelton, two fantastic character actors who are the emeralds surrounding the diamonds of Streisand and O'Neal in the glorious setting of this jewel.

Thank goodness no one in What's Up Doc knows the meaning of the word "propriety!".

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