Heironymus Merkin (Anthony Newley) screens an autobiographical movie of his life, growth, and moral decay.Heironymus Merkin (Anthony Newley) screens an autobiographical movie of his life, growth, and moral decay.Heironymus Merkin (Anthony Newley) screens an autobiographical movie of his life, growth, and moral decay.
Hieronymus Merkin (Anthony Newley) has recently turned forty, and is in the midst of preparing a movie that details his life's history and development. Portraying himself as a marionette being controlled by an unseen puppet master, young Merkin is led away from the innocence of youth and into the waiting arms of one woman after another by Goodtime Eddie Filth (Milton Berle). With Filth's guidance, Merkin steadily transforms into a self-centered womanizer, save only for the longing he feels for his one lost love, Mercy Humppe (Connie Kreski). As the producers of his life story scream for him to come up with an ending, Merkin must look back and decide what, if anything, he's learned from his experiences. —Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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What a pretentious load of crap. Made in the late Sixties, Newley must have drugged everyone's food at the studio to get the okay on this. From the opening scene where he and his two children are wearing incredibly Over-sized sunglasses - you know there will be no subtlety at all. He shove so much symbolism into this mess - the sad clown with the heart on his chest, the image of himself with no face, the virgin on the merryground, I mean - pleeeease! My bizarre cinema group can watch ANYTHING and I do mean anything, usually the more awful the better, but this film is in a class by itself - it's so bad, it's just....bad. Yes, you can laugh at the Swingin' Sixties camera work and clothes and horrid cameos by Milton Berle and georgie jessel but really, Ed Wood's worst are more entertaining this. Whew!!!
- Apr 13, 2003
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By what name was Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969) officially released in Canada in English?Answer