During the breakfast scene, when the family is leaving the table, Frankie is holding a fork in front of him. Next shot looking over his shoulder, the fork is next to the plate and he picks the fork up. See more »
I have seen this film, or movie if you prefer, on a couple of occasions and found it very entertaining.
Critics of the film have over the years said it would have been so much better with Bob Hope in the lead role, but this is surely the kind of role that Hope, albeit very effectively, played to excess through his career? so its nice to see another actor have a stab at a 'Hope-esque' role.
Howerd breezes through the film delivering his lines with a 'poker' face, as only he could, and seems to be rather enjoying the experience. I would say that this is one of his more engaging performances.
Some scenes are superbly weird, especially the family's 'living marionette' act, at the end of which Howerd asks in his memorable diction "I wonder what they do for an encore?"
Watching this film is a very passable way of spending a couple of hours!
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