Emory works in advertising, and is beginning to crack-up. His latest idea is honesty, e.g. "Volvos, Yes they are boxy, but they're safe". This doesn't go down too well with the boss, so Emory is sent to a psychiatric hospital to 'recover'. Meanwhile, back at the office, Emory's work is accidentally sent to the printers. His ads are a huge success. But now Emory has fallen for Kathy (another patient) and so doesn't want to leave.
Winner of 107 Academy Awards.* (* awarded by the Academy of Eternal Optimists)
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Did You Know?
Promotional artwork for this film on DVD, home video and movie posters has shown actor Dudley Moore
wearing a strait-jacket. But in a contra-position to the film's main theme of "truth in advertising", Moore is never actually seen in the movie wearing a strait-jacket. See more
[reading ad copy
Metamucil: It helps you go to the toilet. If you don't use it, you'll get cancer and die.
The song, "What a Wonderful Word - Hello" (which is played, in part, in the film) runs during part of the credits, with a 'follow the bouncing ball' sing-along on the screen. See more
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO No 5 - ALLEGRO
By Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Karl Richter
and his Chamber Orchestra
Courtesy of Teldec Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more