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Gizmo! (1977)

Compilation of man inventing strange contraptions in the 30's through 50's.

Director:

Howard Smith

Writers:

Kathleen Cox (narration written by), Nicholas Hollander (narration written by) | 1 more credit »

Star:

Milt Moss
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A documentary about some of the thousands of inventions that did things we never thought needed doing, or in ways we never considered doing them. A respectful, yet humorous tribute to the inventors whose vision, however far-reaching, was just a little off the mark. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1979 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Gizmo See more »

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Production Co:

High Wire Production See more »
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Mono
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Trivia

The British inventor of the small record that fits into the cigarette pack containing a picture of a film star turns out to be W.C. Fields telling a joke about a Greek woman. See more »

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Cecil: In the year of 1914, in the month of February, I was coming home from school. And my hands got very cold, and you see and I had no mittens. And I began, of course, pressing them together to get them warm, and that wouldn't do. And pretty soon I began squeezing them, and I was surprised to think I could make a few different sounds. Well then I begin playing everyday, and pretty soon I could play Yankee Doodle clear through. And that was the only tune I could play for three whole years. And next ...
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Referenced in Filmens vidundelige verden (1978) See more »

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Great humor and spirit.
3 May 1999 | by bob-469See all my reviews

Without question the funniest and most interesting documentary I've ever seen. I have been entertaining friends with this piece for years and they all love it. I love the fact that Gizmo has great humor and still is able to show the humans indomitable spirit.


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