When, unbeknownst to Gloria, a microfilm cassette is left with her by a dying agent, she becomes entangled in a complicated series of events. She's pursued by a dwarf and an albino, and becomes convinced that they are out to kill her. Finally, with the help of San Francisco detective Tony Carlson, she begins to turn the tables on her pursuers. It becomes clear that the nerfarious crew after her are plotting a dastardly deed indeed - to assassinate the Pope as he visits the city to see _The Mikado_. Gloria and Tony must race against time to prevent this terrible crime. Written by
Rick Munoz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A new comedy-thriller from Paramount for Summer '78
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Did You Know?
The opera being performed in the climactic scenes at the San Francisco Opera House is "The Mikado" by W.S. Gilbert
and Arthur Sullivan
. Excerpts seen in the movie were from the light opera's first act. The production seen in the film was performed by members of the New York City Opera, and was conducted by Julius Rudel
. The production was allowed to shoot at the opera house for three days, which was at the time right in the middle of the theater season. See more
When Gloria and Detective Carlson are leaving to go to the theater, Carlson says that Gloria must come with because she is the only one who can identify Whitey Jackson (he says that she is the only one who has seen him) even though he had previously seen a photograph of Whitey Jackson. See more
Whitey Jackson? Is he the football player that wears the pantyhose on TV?
Esme the snake is played by Shirley Python See more
Spoofs The 39 Steps
I Feel the Earth Move
Written and performed by Carole King See more