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The Statue (1971)

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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alex Bolt
... Rhonda Bolt
... Ray Whiteley
... Pat Demarest
... Harry
Tim Brooke-Taylor ... Hillcrest
... Sir Geoffrey
Erik Chitty ... Mouser
Derek Francis ... Sanders
... Mrs. Southwick
Desmond Walter-Ellis ... Mr. Southwick
David Allister ... Mr. Westbury
Maureen Lane ... Mrs. Westbury
David Mills ... Mr. Euston
... Mrs. Euston
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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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1 October 1971 (Ireland)  »

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Dyan Cannon and Robert Culp were originally slated to co-star. 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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Referenced in Fleshpot on 42nd Street (1973) See more »

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Charlie
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Recorded by The Statuettes
Lyrics by Norman Newell
Music by Riz Ortolani
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My Favorite Comedy of all time!
17 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to see this movie in 1971 and now 35 years later I am trying to get a copy of this for my video library. In this movie, David Niven, who has been away on diplomatic business views a statue of him that is wife was working on while he was away. The statue of him is exactly him, except for the genitalia. He then proceeds to investigate who visited his wife while he was away to see who may have been the inspiration. He takes his list of his wife's visitors and tries to compare their private areas with the statue to solve the mystery. This movie is a true masterpiece of comedy, and I hope to see a DVD release of this someday. Older VHS copies occasionally show up on Ebay, but are too expensive for such an obsolete format.


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