When, unbeknownst to Gloria, a microfilm cassette is left with her by a dying agent, she becomes entangled in a complicated series of events. She's pursued by a dwarf and an albino, and becomes convinced that they are out to kill her. Finally, with the help of San Francisco detective Tony Carlson, she begins to turn the tables on her pursuers. It becomes clear that the nerfarious crew after her are plotting a dastardly deed indeed - to assassinate the Pope as he visits the city to see _The Mikado_. Gloria and Tony must race against time to prevent this terrible crime.Written by
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Playing Pope Pius XIII was "Mr. San Francisco," Cyril Magnin, that city's real-life first "Chief of Protocol," as well as businessman, power broker, political fundraiser, chief executive, and multi-millionaire. This movie was the first of only two movie roles for Magnin; the other was as Mr. San Francisco in Maxie (1985). See more »
The condition of Gloria's sandwich when she's eating it in the park. See more »
[giving Gloria a rape alarm, a can of MACE and a knuckleduster]
Take these. Without them, you are a walking light-bulb... waiting to be screwed.
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A montage of scenes from the movie play over the end credits, with the cuckoo clock during the THE END disclaimer. See more »
No doubt in my mind that this is Goldie Hawn's best film. She does the dumb blonde thing brilliantly here and she has never looked better. The whole cast is good, although it is definitely very 70s in appearance, which is always a drawback!This is both funny and quite exciting. Very lighthearted and Hitchcockian, it moves along at a fast pace, and is always entertaining. The scenes with Dudley Moore and Goldie are absolutely brilliant and the villains are like those of Bond movies but adapted for screwball comedies. I don't quite know why I like this film so much. Perhaps it's because it's not available on DVD, and things always seem better when you can't have them. For any fans of Goldie out there, this is definitely the film to see, and, if it were available, to own. Can someone please release this on DVD?! For all aspiring dumb blondes, just watch Goldie's gem of a performance. And did I mention that she has never looked better....nor, possibly, has anyone else...ever.
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