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Chafed Elbows (1966)

 -  Comedy  -  1966 (USA)
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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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1966 (USA)  »

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$25,000 (estimated)

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All Women's Roles: My mother says that kissing a boy only leads to trouble and danger and skepticism.
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The opening credits state: "Special Hindrance: N.Y.C. Police Dept." See more »


Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

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24 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First off, where did those preposterous ratings come from? Have any of those nincompoops actually seen the movie?

It's certainly understandable if they hadn't, as it is EXTREMELY rare. More's the pity. This movie is a whoopee, stops-out, take-no-prisoners satire of absolutely everything. Independent film-making, pop music, American mores, psychology, politics, family, education -- whatever popped into Downey's head. It's completely plot less and totally absurd, and it feels very much like a "Monty Python" episode made by New Yorkers in the '60's.

It's absolutely hilarious and I could go on for days about the performances too (why didn't Elsie Downey and Lawrence Wolf have huge careers beyond their films with Downey?), but let's just leave it at this: if you ever get the chance, SEE IT.

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