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1966 (USA) See more »
A welfare recipient marries his mother. | Add synopsis »
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Not a sequel to "The Sweet Smell of Sex." See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)
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
Glen Berwin ... Drummer / Walter & His Vacuums
Steve Harris
Cerves McNeill ... Bassist / Walter & His Vacuums

Directed by
Robert Downey Sr. 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Downey Sr. 

Produced by
Robert Downey Sr. .... producer
Original Music by
Tom O'Horgan 
Cinematography by
Stanley Warnow 
Film Editing by
Robert Soukis 
Fred von Bernewitz 
Sound Department
John Fodor .... sound
Stan Rabin .... sound
Music Department
Richard Berg .... musician: tenor saxophone/clarinet
Glen Berwin .... musician: drums/percussion
Richard Franz .... musician: guitar
Cerves McNeill .... musician: bass guitar/bass fiddle
Other crew
Robert Bushell .... production consultant
James Hayhow .... production consultant
Al Terone .... production consultant
Guy Verrichio .... production consultant
Mo Weitzman .... technical supervisor

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63 min
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Not a sequel to "The Sweet Smell of Sex.", 14 May 1999
Author: Phlicker

This yuk-fest was billed as the first "underground" movie to see, err, daylight (so to speak). I so dearly want to see it again. Elise Downey walks off with the movie playing all the female roles. "Don't ever say Sister Basilica never gave you a fair shake." Yipes! You really had to be there. One of the funniest last lines ever -- no spoiler -- "I don't plan to spend the rest of my life on welfare -- but it's a start."

P.S. It's listed in IMdb as BW, but it had one color sequence, when Walter dies, goes to Heaven, and gets told that he has to go back and live because he hasn't suffered enough. Insanely funny when I was 17. Probably still insane.

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