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Richard (1972)

A satirical biopic of a fictional US president Richard, who in many ways intentionally resembles the then-current real life U.S. president, Richard Nixon.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vivian Blaine ... Cameo appearance
Imogene Bliss Imogene Bliss ... Mother
Marvin Braverman Marvin Braverman ... Hardhat
John Carradine ... Plastic Surgeon
Richard M. Dixon Richard M. Dixon ... Richard
Paul Ford ... Washington Doctor
Paul Forrest Paul Forrest ... Advisor
Hank Garrett ... Advisor
Hazen Gifford Hazen Gifford ... Advisor
Lynne Lipton Lynne Lipton ... Young Pat (as Lynn Lipton)
Alex Mann Alex Mann
Kevin McCarthy ... Washington Doctor
Dan Resin Dan Resin ... Young Richard
Mickey Rooney ... Guardian Angel
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A satirical biopic of a fictional US president Richard, who in many ways intentionally resembles the then-current real life U.S. president, Richard Nixon.

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Comedy

Certificate:

G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1975 (Denmark) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Production Co:

Aurora City Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Richard
Music by Galt MacDermot
Lyrics by Nelson Lyon
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Sock It to Who?
1 November 2012 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This is an extremely well conceived and produced satire of Richard Nixon which uses his entire history -- including a lot of newsreel footage -- and combines it with a well conceived "interior" story to indicate his essential cluelessness. Some sizable talent shows up in the effort, including Vivian Blaine, Mickey Rooney as an "It's a Wonderful Life" sort of angel, John Carradine and Paul Ford as mad scientists who change Nixon's character, and Nixon impersonator Richard M. Dixon.

To me it looks as if the anger of the makers of this film took a few more swings of the slapstick than serve the picture. It drags towards the end and I feel that if five or ten minutes were cut from its length, it would be a better movie and a much more effective satire.


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