This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Many actors play multiple roles, giving the film a stagy tone.
Smile while you're makin' it. Laugh while you're takin' it. Even though you're fakin' it. Nobody's gonna know...
Did You Know?
One of Rachel Roberts
' three appearances in the film - as a suicidal London housewife - was cut from American release prints. Ironically, Roberts was suicidal in real life and killed herself in 1980. See more
A sign says 200 miles to London where Travis is picked up. He has reached there by walking for a while from the military establishment where the explosion took place. The distance even from London to the border of Scotland is 398 Miles. See more
[referring to an on-stage sex-act performance
Chocolate sandwich! Chocolate sandwich! Chocolate sandwich! Chocolate sandwich!
Referenced in The Gambler
Written by Alan Price See more