Montage of characters. Copyright: Universal Pictures

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1969
Stars
Anthony Newley, Joan Collins, Connie Kreski, Patricia Hayes, George Jessel, Milton Berle, Sasha Newley, Tara Newley and more
Writers
Herman Raucher and Anthony Newley
Directors
Anthony Newley and Ray Frift
Producers
Anthony Newley and George Fowler
Companies

Meta-musical comedy about an actor, charting his life story to his elderly mother and two infant children shortly after turning 40 and embarking upon a mid-life crisis.

Re-enacting scenes from his past on a sandy beach, the tale inter-cuts with imagined studio scenes as he films a motion picture version of his younger life, complete with interference from script-writers, producers, executives, critics and a mysterious, silhouetted director.

In particular his adult life to date seems to revolve around a string of women, of decreasingly younger ages: there's the innocent Filigree Fondle; the angelic Mercy Humppe; and the vivacious Polyester Poontang, to name but three - it certainly seems that his womanising past is something Heironymus Merkin cannot easily forget, nor let go of!

Additional details

UK certificate
X
Duration
107 minutes
Distributors

Universal Pictures

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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