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Smile (1975)

 -  Comedy  -  9 July 1975 (USA)
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It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful ... See full summary »

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Michael Kidd ...
Tommy
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Little Bob
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Andy
Titos Vandis ...
Emile
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Orren Brooks
William Traylor ...
Ray Brandy
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Logan
Dick McGarvin ...
Ted Farley
Adam Reed ...
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Brad Thompson ...
Chuck
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Man at Party
George Skaff ...
Dr. Malvert
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It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital difficulties and Bob's son is up to some mischief. Could this year's pageant be in jeopardy? Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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Raised on hamburgers and soda pop, She's got a winning smile that's hard to top. A credit to her family, the ideal teen, She's America's daughter, she's a beauty queen. See more »

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9 July 1975 (USA)  »

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Lauter nette Mädchen  »

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Since Paul Benedict and Joy Carlin are credited in the opening set of credits, but are not in the more comprehensive end credits, the opening credits are listed first, followed by those in the end credits not yet in, as required by IMDb policy on cast ordering. See more »

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One of the audience members seen prominently during opening scene in Imperial Valley pageant later shows up again in closeup as Santa Rosa businessmen attending Bears Club luncheon. See more »

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Tommy French: Kick and Bend. Kick and Bend. No dear, if you kick and bend at the same time you're going to knock yourself out.
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Features The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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Spring Is Here
(1928)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
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This is one of the great undiscovered comedies of all time.
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Twenty-five years after this film about the Young America Miss contest was filmed in Santa Rosa, California, the fates sent me to that lovely town on business. During lunch in a local restaurant, I did an impression of one of the film's lines: "What does Santa Rosa think about that?" and half a dozen heads turned to stare at me in shock and anger. If a single line from a movie can still upset the local power structure of a self-satisfied town a quarter-century later, it must be doing something right. In fact, writer Jerry Belson, director Michael Ritchie and a great cast of veteran or young actors did about everything right. Funny, insightful and true. What more can a smart viewer want from a movie?


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