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What's Up, Doc? (1972)

G | | Comedy | 10 March 1972 (USA)
The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Judy Maxwell
... Howard Bannister
... Eunice Burns
... Hugh Simon
... Frederick Larrabee
... Mr. Smith
Philip Roth ... Mr. Jones (as Phil Roth)
... Harry
... Fritz
... Mrs. Van Hoskins
Liam Dunn ... Judge Maxwell
... Hotel Manager
George Morfogen ... Headwaiter
... Bailiff
... Professor Hosquith
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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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A screwball comedy. Remember them?

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10 March 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Glimpse of Tiger  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$66,000,000, 31 December 1972
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Trivia

The movie featured a number of actors who appeared in the comedies of Mel Brooks. These included Liam Dunn, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman and Kenneth Mars. See more »

Goofs

When the sign worker falls off the ladder and swings down to break the pane of glass, his support wire is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Eunice: I'm not looking for romance, Howard.
Howard: Oh?
Eunice: No, I'm looking for something more important than that, something stronger. As the years go by, romance fades and something else takes its place. Do you know what that is?
Howard: Senility?
Eunice: Trust!
Howard: That's what I meant.
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Referenced in Younger: What's Up, Dock? (2016) See more »

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As Time Goes By
(uncredited)
Words and Music by Herman Hupfeld
Performed by Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal
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Silly slap stick humour at its best
20 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film really does make the equivalent Carry On movies extremely juvenile. Very rarely, if at all does this film delve into lavatorial/innuendo humour. All of its humour is based on slapstick and a terrific script full of one-liners that you never tire of viewing. They could have made a sequel, but then the humour would have soured in the same way that the Naked Gun or Airplane films did. All the characterisations are spot on, everyone except Striesand is portrayed as being bumbling unsubtle fools including the CIA and Russian spys. It's basically a change to see the Americans not taking themselves seriously for once. Kenneth Mars is very amusing as O'Neal's opponent for the music grant. Of particular note is the car chase in San Francisco in an exaggerated Bullitt style. Granted, it is very dated - it's 1972 and chequered flares and velvet is much in evidence, but this adds to the film's charm. It is one of the few films that I was sad to see ending...


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