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Chafed Elbows (1966)

| Comedy | 1966 (USA)
A welfare recipient marries his mother.

Director:

Robert Downey Sr.
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Cast

Credited cast:
George Morgan George Morgan ... Walter Dinsmore
Elsie Downey Elsie Downey ... All Women's Roles
Lawrence Wolf ... Dr. Oliver Sinfield
Tom O'Horgan Tom O'Horgan
Elmer Kline Elmer Kline
Ben Bagley Ben Bagley
Ralph Blasi Ralph Blasi
Michael Brown Michael Brown
Ronald Nealy Ronald Nealy
Stanley Warnow Stanley Warnow
Lafayette Malatsun Lafayette Malatsun
Jack Jobson Jack Jobson
Jack Harvey Jack Harvey
Dan List Dan List
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Berg Richard Berg ... Saxophonist / Walter & His Vaccums
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A welfare recipient marries his mother.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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1966 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
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All Women's Roles: My mother says that kissing a boy only leads to trouble and danger and skepticism.
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Brilliant.
24 August 2005 | by bighebealSee all my reviews

First off, where did those preposterous ratings come from? Have any of those nincompoops actually seen the movie?

It's certainly understandable if they hadn't, as it is EXTREMELY rare. More's the pity. This movie is a whoopee, stops-out, take-no-prisoners satire of absolutely everything: independent film-making, pop music, American mores, psychology, politics, family, education -- whatever popped into Downey's head. It's completely plot less and totally absurd, and it feels very much like a "Monty Python" episode made by New Yorkers in the '60's.

It's absolutely hilarious and I could go on for days about the performances too (why didn't Elsie Downey and Lawrence Wolf have huge careers beyond their films with Downey?), but let's just leave it at this: if you ever get the chance, SEE IT.


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