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The Maltese Bippy (1969)

A man buys a house and comes to believe that not only is the house haunted by werewolves, but a family of vampires lives next door.

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Norman Panama

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Everett Freeman (screenplay), Ray Singer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Rowan ... Sam Smith
Dick Martin ... Ernest Grey
Carol Lynley ... Robin Sherwood
Julie Newmar ... Carlotta Ravenswood
Mildred Natwick ... Molly Fletcher
Fritz Weaver ... Mischa Ravenswood
Robert Reed ... Lt. Tim Crane
David Hurst ... Dr. Charles Strauss
Dana Elcar ... Sgt. Kelvaney
Leon Askin ... Axel Kronstadt
Alan Oppenheimer ... Adolph Springer
Eddra Gale ... Helga
Arthur Batanides ... Tony
Pamela Rodgers ... Saundra
Jennifer Bishop ... Joanna Clay
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Sam Smith is forced to move into the run down Flushing, New York house of his entertainment business partner Ernest Grey after they are evicted from their offices for making pornographic movies and losing all their money and equipment in the process. Ernie originally bought the house on Sam's ill-advice of the property soon being expropriated for a highway, which never happened. Further adding to the house's lack of appeal is that it is located next to a cemetery. As Ernie tries to sell the house, which is run by his devoted but exasperated housekeeper Molly Fletcher who hates Sam, he rents out rooms in it. As soon as Sam moves in, strange occurrences happen in the neighborhood, including a mutilated body being found in the cemetery, and one of their neighbors, Mrs. Potter, being attacked by a howling man. Ernie's new physician, Dr. Charles Strauss, believes that Ernie's developing symptoms, including a need to howl, points to him turning into a werewolf, which may explain the ravaged... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Horror | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Incredible Werewolf Murders See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Maudie Prickett's final feature film performance. See more »

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Sam Smith: [about to take the photograph] Everybody howl.
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Silly and dated slapstick
24 May 2001 | by sultana-1See all my reviews

This was designed to capitalize on the run-away popularity of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In during the late 60's, but it was neither fish nor fowl. And many of the jokes today are badly dated. What is left is Dick Martin's absurdist slapstick and a very clever ending that tries hard to salvage the film, If you wish to re-visit the 1960's, this is a great film for you. Otherwaise, it's just mediocre.


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