Matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers to find a partner for "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder, convincing his niece, his niece's intended, and his two clerks to travel to New York City along the way.
A lawyer, then a writer, then a film director, is the career path of the bashful Leo Harrigan. But Leo has problems as well, such as being hopelessly smitten with his leading lady, who ... See full summary »
The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfeld girl, subsequent career, and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein.
Two researchers have come to San Francisco to compete for a research grant in Music. One seems a bit distracted, and that was before he meets her. A strange woman seems to have devoted her life to confusing and embarassing him. At the same time a woman has her jewels stolen and a government whistle blower arrives with his stolen top secret papers. All, of course have the same style and color overnight bag.Written by
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It is widely thought that the character of the obnoxious "Hugh Simon", played by Kenneth Mars, is an outrageous parody of the film and drama critic John Simon, who had a considerable media profile at the time, was notorious for his rudeness and often deeply personal and insulting remarks about the people whose work he reviewed, and had been grossly defamatory on TV about Peter Bogdanovich's acclaimed previous film, "The Last Picture Show" and in print about Barbra Streisand. See more »
The fresh concrete that the cars drive through in the chase sequence is obviously only a thin layer (probably less than an inch thick), much too thin to be actual pavement. See more »
I can't see!
Here, I'll clean your glasses.
[removes his glasses]
Now I really can't see. Judy, I can't see.
[Judy returns his glasses]
Oh God. I can see.
[throws his glasses out of the car window]
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A friend of mine recently recommended this film to me. I am not a big Barbra Streisand fan so it took me about 20 minutes to get into this film. Once I was in, I was hooked! So rarely do I laugh out loud at comedies from this time period. I especially liked the hotel detective using his "charm" to delay Mrs. Van Hoskins. Kenneth Mars and Liam Dunn were hilarious, too. If physical comedy is not your bag, you may not like What's Up, Doc? But this is definitely one of my favorite comedies...even better than the old comedies to which it is supposed to be an homage. I'm glad someone listed many of the funny quotes from the film in Message Boards. I want to buy this DVD!
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