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The Telephone Book (1971)

X | | Comedy | 3 October 1971 (USA)
Victim of an obscene caller becomes obsessed with her fantasy of ?him and attempts to track down IRL.

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Nelson Lyon

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Nelson Lyon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Kennedy ... Alice
Norman Rose Norman Rose ... Mr. Smith
James Harder James Harder ... Obscene-Caller
Jill Clayburgh ... Eyemask
Ondine Ondine ... Narrator
Barry Morse ... Har Poon
Ultra Violet ... Whip Woman
Geri Miller Geri Miller ... Dancer
Roger C. Carmel ... Analyst
William Hickey ... Man in Bed
Matthew Tobin Matthew Tobin ... Mugger
Jan Farrand Jan Farrand ... Woman in the Park
David Dozer David Dozer ... Obscene-Caller
Lucy Lee Flippin ... Obscene-Caller
Dolph Sweet ... Obscene-Caller
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Storyline

The story of a day in the life of a lonely, sensitive, exhuberent, attractive, young woman. Her exploits, encounters, and frustrations as she attempts to find a "special" someone, a caller who has "class", as she puts it. Written by dharmabum <darmabum@li.net>

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The story of a girl who falls in love with the world's greatest obscene phone call.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1971 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rosebud Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to producer Merv Bloch the movie originally came with an especially shot intermission which he eventually decided to cut out. During the intermission Andy Warhol was shown sitting in a chair eating popcorn until the actual movie would continue again, which was meant as a sort of in-joke to Warhol's own films that often showed the most mundane things for an extended amount of time, like a person sleeping for several hours or a person eating something without anything extraordinary happening. The footage of this intermission is currently (2010) considered lost. See more »

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References The Magic Christian (1969) See more »

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Something To Remember Me By
Written by Arthur Schwartz & Howard Dietz
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Amazing!!!
10 September 1999 | by floyd-27See all my reviews

That is the only word to describe this totally off the wall comedy/art/porno. The story runs like this, a young and very cute girl (Sarah Kennedy) is sitting at home one day (probably looking at her pornographic wallpaper!). The phone rings, she picks up. Lo and behold it is, John Smith, the worlds greatest obscene phone caller! She instantly falls in love with his "amazing obscenities" and goes on a sexual adventure searching for him. This movie is NOT like your average porno, to be honest I did not even see anything close to hard sex. What I did see was a visual, auditory and sexual explosion of sheer oddity. If there was an 11 out of 10 this is the only movie I know that would get it!!!


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