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The Statue (1971)

R | | Comedy | 22 April 1971 (UK)
Bolt, a British linguist, develops a universal language, so he's a sudden sensation and receives a Nobel prize. An ambitious diplomat, capitalizing on Bolt's celebrity, arranges for the U.S... See full summary »

Director:

Rod Amateau

Writers:

Alec Coppel (screenplay), Denis Norden (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... Alex Bolt
Virna Lisi ... Rhonda Bolt
Robert Vaughn ... Ray Whiteley
Ann Bell ... Pat Demarest
John Cleese ... Harry
Tim Brooke-Taylor ... Hillcrest
Hugh Burden ... Sir Geoffrey
Erik Chitty ... Mouser
Derek Francis Derek Francis ... Sanders
Susan Travers ... Mrs. Southwick
Desmond Walter-Ellis Desmond Walter-Ellis ... Mr. Southwick
David Allister David Allister ... Mr. Westbury
Maureen Lane Maureen Lane ... Mrs. Westbury
David Mills David Mills ... Mr. Euston
Zoe Sallis ... Mrs. Euston
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Storyline

Bolt, a British linguist, develops a universal language, so he's a sudden sensation and receives a Nobel prize. An ambitious diplomat, capitalizing on Bolt's celebrity, arranges for the U.S. to commission a statue for a London square to honor Bolt's achievement. Bolt's Italian wife, a renowned artist, sculpts an 18-foot nude of Bolt. In a pique, because he's neglected her for years to do his work, she gives the statue a spectacular phallus, telling Bolt that he wasn't its model. Thinking he's a cuckold, Bolt goes on a jealous search for a man matching the statue. The diplomat, too, wants changes in the statue to protect his conservative image. Can art and love reconcile? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

The face was his... the body was his... but suddenly--hello "Charlie." See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Opening credits: All events and characters in this film are entirely fictitious. See more »

Goofs

When the fig leaf falls off the statue (52:30), there is nothing hidden behind it. It has already been sawed off. See more »

Quotes

Alex Bolt: [In bed with his wife after a long time apart] I've been waiting to do this for a long time.
Rhonda Bolt: Then do it for a long time.
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Connections

Referenced in Fleshpot on 42nd Street (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Title Song . . .
Charlie"
Recorded by The Statuettes
Lyrics by Norman Newell
Music by Riz Ortolani
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A bit below the belt
27 June 2020 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

The seventies was not a good decade for comedies.Censorship had been relaxed and film makers were determined to make up for lost time.As a result a lot of distinguished actors participated in films they wouldn't ever want to watch.The only waI to describe this is puerile rubbish


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Estátua See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$220,766
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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