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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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Extremely obscure pre-Watergate satire
29 May 2011 | by victoriasilverwolfSee all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing this satiric portrait of Richard Nixon, released before the Watergate scandal, when it first came out. Since then, it seems to have vanished off the face of the Earth. I'd love to find a copy of it. Richard M. Dixon (a guy whose entire career was based on his resemblance to Nixon) stars in this fictional biography of the President, which takes the form of old movie clichés. Included are a "young Abe Lincoln" type of movie (complete with log cabin), an old World War Two movie, a mad scientist/horror film, and a direct parody of "A Clockwork Orange." You also get to see the infamous Checkers speech. (If memory serves, you also get to see the dog itself, which is not seen in any version of the speech I have been able to find.) Not all the comedy works, but it's mostly quite amusing. Watch for such unexpected guest stars as Mickey Rooney and John Carradine.


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