....Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe And Find True Happiness?. Image shows from L to R: Mercy Humppe (Connie Kreski), Heironymus Merkin (Anthony Newley), Polyester Poontang (Joan Collins). Copyright: Universal Pictures.

....Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe And Find True Happiness?

1969 British comedy film about an actor. Stars Anthony Newley, Joan Collins, Connie Kreski, Patricia Hayes, George Jessel and others.

Montage of characters. Copyright: Universal Pictures.

....Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe And Find True Happiness?

On reaching 40, an actor recounts his life story and womanising past to his mother and two children

Genre
Film
Released
1969
Starring
Anthony Newley, Joan Collins, Connie Kreski, Patricia Hayes, George Jessel, Milton Berle, Sasha Newley, Tara Newley and others
Writers
Herman Raucher and Anthony Newley
Director
Anthony Newley
Producer
Anthony Newley

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!

Production Details

UK certificate
X
Duration
107 minutes
Release date
1969
Distributor

Universal Pictures

Production company
Laugh track
None

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