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The Monkey's Uncle (1965)

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Midvale College is in fear of losing its college football team. The players have grades lower than the norm. Judge Holmesby, the team's biggest fan, is at a loss for what to do. Enter ... See full summary »

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Robert Stevenson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Kirk ... Merlin Jones
Annette Funicello ... Jennifer
Leon Ames ... Judge Holmsby
Arthur O'Connell ... Darius Green III
Frank Faylen ... Mr. Dearborne
Leon Tyler Leon Tyler ... Leon
Norman Grabowski ... Norman
Cheryl Miller ... Lisa
Connie Gilchrist ... Mrs. Gossett
Alan Hewitt ... Professor Shattuck
Gage Clarke ... College President
Mark Goddard ... Haywood
Harry Holcombe ... Regent
Alexander Lockwood Alexander Lockwood ... Regent
Harry Antrim Harry Antrim ... Regent
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Midvale College is in fear of losing its college football team. The players have grades lower than the norm. Judge Holmesby, the team's biggest fan, is at a loss for what to do. Enter Merlin Jones, a bright college student, and his nephew Stanley, an intelligent chimpanzee. The judge wants Merlin to create an "honest way to cheat". Merlin uses "sleep learning" to help the players pass their exams. This saves the college football program from being banished, but not for long...the college is tempted to receive a $1 million dollar check from a Mr. Astorbilt. The catch is though the college must get rid of football. Judge Holmesby finds Darius Green III, who will pay $10 million dollars to the college if they can get a man to fly under his own power. The task is in Merlin's hands again. Can Merlin win the day and save the football team? Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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More fun than a barrel of teenagers!

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Family | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

10 miljoonan dollarin shekki See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Color (Technicolor)
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For the final scene, all the actor's lines were later re-recorded in the studio. But Gage Clarke's dialogue was done by veteran voice-over artist and Disney stalwart, [linknm0293659] due to Clarke's death in October 1964. See more »


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The Monkey's Uncle
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Sung by Annette Funicello & The Beach Boys
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19 June 2017 | by Hollywood_YodaSee all my reviews

Merlin Jones and Jennifer are back, in the sequel to The Misadventures of Merlin Jones. This time around, Merlin, after fighting for Stanley the monkey's (actually a chimp) rights, he is seeking custody, making him the "monkey's uncle." Judge Holmsby returns as well.

Meanwhile, the college is in need of funding to stay alive. The board of regents, to which Judge Holmsby sits, has asked former alumni for help, to no avail. Until a cantankerous crackpot, much like Merlin Jones himself appears, and makes a ridiculous offer. Cue the hilarity.

The man's name, Darius Green III, his offer, funding. The only problem, he will only pay if someone can fly like a bird! Sounds like an unattainable task, but a challenge for Merlin Jones.

Remember, always check references. You never know who Darius Green III really could be!


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