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Throw Out the Anchor! (1974)

G | | Comedy
A jobless public relations specialist goes to get some much-needed rest in sunny Florida and discovers a whole new set of troubles.


John Hugh


John Hugh

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Egan ... Jonathon
Dina Merrill ... Lindy Baker
Phil Lopp Phil Lopp ... Cap
Edwin Hugh Edwin Hugh ... Mr. Katz
Alison Arngrim ... Stevie
Bernard Ivey Bernard Ivey ... Hash
Ron Rich Ron Rich ... Joel
Jayson Bailey Jayson Bailey ... J.W.
Susan Hatfield Susan Hatfield ... Cindy
David Gawlikowski David Gawlikowski ... Com. Brownlee
Peter DeManio Peter DeManio ... George Baker
Connie Foster Connie Foster ... Maud
Harry Richard Harry Richard ... Lt. Gov. Ford
Emil Handke Emil Handke ... The Deputy
Robert Juergens Robert Juergens ... Fulford


A jobless public relations specialist goes to get some much-needed rest in sunny Florida and discovers a whole new set of troubles.

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Florida, USA

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Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Throw out the DVD! Bunch of Wanchors!
14 October 2016 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

One almost expects a degree of pathos when viewing the ensemble drama of Throw Out the Anchor. Indeed, when presented with such a serious and irony free play based on one man's struggle against corporate America, and of course his own inner struggle to sustain that true American identity, then I suppose it is not surprising that the material presented is devoid of humour.

Once, while serving in the Second Boer War, my grand-uncle observed an Elephant absent-mindedly defecate upon the head of a Trek Oxen. I'm sad to report that this is a similar experience to that which one will find if one does manage to sit through the serious allegory of the Second World War presented through some middle aged-man's efforts to save a cove from being built over by a road.

Second World War, you ask? Indeed. For within this film you will find the Jewish lawyer forced to gaze upon the remnants of a society he once loved, a sub-continental type praising universal love (representing the forgotten army of the Burma campaign), the child being the face of the baby boomers post war.

There is more, but I just remembered I died a couple of years ago.

Yours, Brian Sewell's ghost.

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