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Chafed Elbows (1966)

| Comedy | 1966 (USA)
A welfare recipient marries his mother.




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Credited cast:
George Morgan ...
Walter Dinsmore
Elsie Downey ...
All Women's Roles
Lawrence Wolf
Tom O'Horgan
Elmer Kline
Ben Bagley
Ralph Blasi
Michael Brown
Ronald Nealy
Stanley Warnow
Lafayette Malatsun
Jack Jobson
Jack Harvey
Dan List
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Berg ...
Saxophonist / Walter & His Vaccums


A welfare recipient marries his mother.

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$25,000 (estimated)

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Art Film Director: I'm listed in the Yellow Pages under Truth.
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The opening credits state: "Special Hindrance: N.Y.C. Police Dept." See more »


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26 June 2008 | by (Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane) – See all my reviews

Okay. Chafed Elbows is without a doubt one of the most unique flicks I've ever seen.

Made in 1966 by Robert Downey Sr. (no clue Pops was a film-maker), Chafed Elbows is a satire that completely dissects and makes fun of almost every single aspect of society. From racism and the police, to incest and music.

Filmed in a very peculiar but successful way, you're shown stills from a scene with very well-done dubbing. It's remarkably effective, especially in the laughs department.

The flick follows around Walter Dinsmore, who basically goes around town interacting with whomever he crosses paths with. From a dude who wants to sell him as a painting because the weirdo painted his initial on his jacket, to his brother who wants to build a racist amusement park so he can help black people.

God this flick was weird. But, it was also good, and intelligent, and funny. Check this out if you're in the mood for good old-time satire.

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