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Monkeys, Go Home! (1967)

Passed | | Comedy, Family | 28 May 1967 (UK)
Henry Dussard, a young American, inherits a picturesque but badly neglected olive farm in southern France and is determined to make it operational again despite cautionary advice from the ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrew V. McLaglen

Writers:

Maurice Tombragel (screenplay), G.K. Wilkinson (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maurice Chevalier ... Father Sylvain
Dean Jones ... Hank Dussard
Yvette Mimieux ... Maria Riserau
Bernard Woringer Bernard Woringer ... Marcel Cartucci
Clément Harari Clément Harari ... Emile Paraulis (as Clement Harari)
Yvonne Constant Yvonne Constant ... Yolande Angelli
Marcel Hillaire ... Mayor Gaston Lou
Jules Munshin ... Monsieur Piastillio
Alan Carney ... Grocer
Maurice Marsac ... Fontanino
Darleen Carr ... Sidoni Riserau
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Storyline

Henry Dussard, a young American, inherits a picturesque but badly neglected olive farm in southern France and is determined to make it operational again despite cautionary advice from the local priest and a pretty villager. Desperate for laborers, the inventive Dussard turns to the zaniest crew of olive pickers ever recruited - four mischievous monkeys! As former members of an Air Force space team, these intelligent chimps quickly pick up on their new responsibilities - but prove to have a turbulent effect on the local townspeople. Written by Mike Patton <film@start.no>

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Taglines:

DEAN GOES FOR YVETTE...YVETTE GOES FOR DEAN...and the whole town goes ape over a quartet of olive-pickin' chimps! (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Francesa e o Americano See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

This is the last film project for Maurice Chevalier. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where the 4 chimpanzees are moved to a barn as a temporary home, there is one particular part where two are in the hay loft, one swinging there on a pulley and one having climbed up previously. Hank then tells the others to go into the loft, and three chimpanzees climb the ladder. See more »


Soundtracks

Joie De Vivre
Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Sung by Maurice Chevalier
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Anemic Disney...
13 May 2008 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Residents of a French village attempt to stop an American from using monkeys in place of human workers on his newly-acquired olive farm. Poor screenplay from G.K. Wilkinson's book "The Monkeys" actually wants us to sympathize with the land-owner, who should perhaps be forced to do his own olive picking! Forgettable Disney product with the expected slapstick interludes is well-made, if not fresh. OK performances by Dean Jones, Yvette Mimieux and wily Maurice Chevalier (in his final film), but the argument at the center of the story isn't expanded upon, and the romance which sketchily develops between Dean and Yvette seems like an afterthought as well. Obviously, this was aimed at a younger crowd, but why not give kids something to think about as well as to laugh at? *1/2 from ****


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