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John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965)

During the Cold War, John Goldfarb (Richard Crenna) crashes his spy plane in the Middle East and is taken prisoner by the local government. His captor, King Fawz (Peter Ustinov), soon ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jenny Ericson
... King Fawz
... John Goldfarb
... Miles Whitepaper
... Coach Sakalakis
... Heinous Overreach
... Mustafa Guz
... Secretary of State Deems Sarajevo
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... Ambassadaor Brinkley
... Samir
... Stottle Cronkite
... Air Force General
... 'Strife' Magazine Editor
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During the Cold War, John Goldfarb (Richard Crenna) crashes his spy plane in the Middle East and is taken prisoner by the local government. His captor, King Fawz (Peter Ustinov), soon discovers that Goldfarb used to be a college football star. So he issues him an ultimatum: coach his country's football team, or Fawz will surrender him to the Russians. Goldfarb teams up with undercover reporter Jenny Ericson (Shirley MacLaine), and together they plot to escape their dangerous situation.

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It's the happiest, wackiest, zaniest comedy you'll ever see! [UK] See more »

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24 March 1965 (USA)  »

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A braccia aperte  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was Shirley MacLaine's second consecutive film to wind up with her cavorting under an oil gusher; she did the same thing in the climax to her previous movie, 1964's What A Way To Go! See more »

Goofs

When Shirley first presents herself to the king she is fearful he will "make his move.on her" so she dresses herself to be as undesirable as possible and throws herself on his bed. The next three shots have her legs crossed right over left, then left over right, them back to right over left in quick succession. See more »

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Sakalakis: [looking at bench] Rimsky, in for Korsakoff!
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Referenced in M*A*S*H: Henry, Please Come Home (1972) See more »

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John Goldfarb, Please Come Home
Music by John Williams (as Johnny Williams)
Lyrics by Don Wolf
Sung by Shirley MacLaine during the opening credits
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Not Toy Trains
11 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

This movie was excellent when I was 10 and every time I see it (have it on VHS) cracks me up! I hate to contradict other reviewers, but the trains are not "Toy Trains". They are actual live steam locomotives. They were supplied by Mrs. Lewis from Lomita CA. Her company was "Little Engines". She loaned them to this movie. She was a member of the Los Angeles Live Steamers back then as was Walt Disney, David Rose and others. They are machined to various scales, but they are not toys, some are upwards of $30,000. Many have been used in other show such as Silver Spoons. We love this movie just to see the engines and the King drive his scooter that is even funnier. Shirley is the best as always and Richard Crenna never gets a break!


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