Paul Crump, age 22, was caught up in a failed robbery with four other black men and was sentenced to die in the electric chair. Friedkin so believed in Crump's innocence that he made The People vs. Paul Crump in order to save his life.
Done in a similar style to the musical duo's TV show "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour", this film is more a series of unconnected skits and parodies than a single running plot. When Sonny gets offered a role in a movie, he talks Cher into giving it a try. The proposed script, however, turns out to be awful, but in order to get out of doing this stinker of a project, Sonny has just ten days to come with his own better script. The rest of the film follows his daydreams as he plots out possible storylines starring him as a Wild West sheriff, a jungle king, and as a private eye.Written by
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This was the first feature film for director 'William Friedkin' and the first starring role for Sonny Bono and Cher. See more »
In the western scene where a mom is trying to pull her son's ear, she keeps missing the ear. The son finally realizes this, so he walks as if she had a hold of his ear. See more »
Hey, you wanna make a movie?
'Cos I like what I'm doing.
I know. But let's just go up and see what it's all about.
No, you go ahead. I've got some things to do. I'll meet you later.
Come on, Bud. You don't have anything to do.
No, you go ahead. Besides, you know I hate business.
Not business. I'm just gonna go up and see what it's all about.
No thank you.
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This is the starring debut for Sonny and Cher (their screen debut being WILD ON THE BEACH). It is a hodge-podge of Sonny's fantasies of a movie-star career and Cher's not wanting to have any part of it (a carry-over from real life... ironic, huh?) It has one of their best songs DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS, and Sonny's comedy timing is surprisingly good. They could have done a lot better with a real script, I feel, but it WAS 1967...
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