Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure. He finds that his wife neglected to tell him that he now has a son, 20, and shame ... See full summary »
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Surreal, sketch based TV comedy series. Two series were produced in 1967 by the commercial company Associated Rediffusion. In style and content, a forerunner of 'Monty Python's Flying ... See full summary »
Beau, John, and Digby Geste are three inseparable, adventurous brothers who haven been adopted into the wealthy household of Lady Brandon. When money in the uppercrust household grows tight... See full summary »
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The priceless Blue Water sapphire is coveted by the heirs of Sir Hector Geste - his new wife, Flavia; his daughter, Isabel; and his adopted twin sons, heroic Beau and pathetic Digby. When Sir Hector takes to his deathbed (where he remains for the duration of the film), Beau absconds with the stone, to keep it from his stepmother. Flavia pursues him to North Africa, dispensing sexual favors to promote her schemes. Written by
When I saw the opening title sequence with the Universal logo spinning and Marty popping it up like a baloon I cracked myself up. I didn't know any of the actors when I first saw it when I was younger but as time passed by I began to realize how important Marty was to worldwide comedy. He was so funny on YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN but here is HIS own film and he can do whatever he feels like. I love Mel Brook's work but I this film is one of the first film-spoofs like TOP SECRET! and HOT SHOTS! The sequence where Marty escapes out of prision is a homage to Charlie Chaplin, doubtlessly. Michael York is a young hero but the gags all fall onto Marty. He's the funny one and gets all the attention. York is the sidekick, really. I really don't know how they managed to get a cross-eyed kid to play Marty as a child but the resemblance is remarkable. James Earl Jones is fantastic too as a desert bandit. Highly recommended for a few laughs!!!!!!!!!
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