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Release Date:
17 December 1968 (USA) See more »
Is Candy faithful?...only to the book. See more »
Candy, an innocent high-schooler, encounters numerous colorful characters and humorous sexual situations while attempting to find meaning in life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Aznavour ... Hunchback Juggler

Marlon Brando ... Grindl

Richard Burton ... MacPhisto

James Coburn ... Dr. A.B. Krankheit

John Huston ... Dr. Arnold Dunlap

Walter Matthau ... Gen. R.A. Smight

Ringo Starr ... Emmanuel

Ewa Aulin ... Candy Christian

John Astin ... T.M. Christian / Jack Christian

Elsa Martinelli ... Livia
Sugar Ray Robinson ... Zero

Anita Pallenberg ... Nurse Bullock

Lea Padovani ... Silvia Fontegliulo

Florinda Bolkan ... Lolita

Marilù Tolo ... Conchita

Nicoletta Machiavelli ... Marquita
Umberto Orsini ... The Big Guy
Enrico Maria Salerno ... Jonathan J. John
Neal Noorlag ... Harold (as Neel Noorlag)
Enzo Fiermonte ... Al Pappone
Peter Dane ... Luther
Peggy Nathan ... Miss Quinby
Anthony Foutz (as Tony Foutz)
Tom Keyes
Mark Salvage ... Dr. Harris
Micaela Pignatelli ... Girl

Joey Forman ... Charlie - the Cop
Fabian Dean ... The Sergeant

Christian Marquand ... Film Director

Buck Henry ... Mental Patient
Ragni Malcolmsson ... Girl

Judith Malina ... Bit Part

Julian Beck

Directed by
Christian Marquand 
Writing credits
Buck Henry (screenplay)

Terry Southern (novel) &
Mason Hoffenberg (novel)

Produced by
Robert Haggiag .... producer
Selig J. Seligman .... executive producer
Peter Zoref .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dave Grusin 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Rotunno (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Giancarlo Cappelli 
Art Direction by
Dean Tavoularis 
Set Decoration by
Robert Nelson 
Costume Design by
Enrico Sabbatini 
Makeup Department
Giuliano Laurenti .... makeup artist
Elda Magnanti .... hair stylist
Production Management
Cecilia Bigazzi .... unit manager (as Cecelia Bigazzi)
Luigi Fanano .... unit manager
Gray Frederickson .... production manager (as Grey Fredrickson)
Mario Mariani .... production manager
Pier Ludovico Pavoni .... production supervisor (as Vico Pavoni)
Alvin Hilton Shapiro .... unit manager (as Alvin Shapiro)
Marco Tamburella .... unit manager
Tom Walker Jr. .... post-production supervisor (as Tom Walker)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francesco Cinieri .... assistant director
Allan Elledge .... second assistant director (as Alan Elledge)
Luciano Sacripanti .... assistant director
Bruce Satterlee .... second assistant director
Tomaso Sherman .... second assistant director (as Tommaso Shermann)
Art Department
Joe Chevalier .... assistant set decorator
Boris Juraga .... set designer
Alessandro Alberti .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Fernando Valento .... construction manager (uncredited)
Sound Department
Mavio Celentano .... sound recordist (as Mario Celentano)
Gordon Daniel .... sound editor
Basil Fenton-Smith .... sound mixer (as Basil Fenton Smith)
Special Effects by
Augie Lohman .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Douglas Trumbull .... opening and closing sequences
Harold E. Wellman .... special visual effects (as Harold Wellman)
Camera and Electrical Department
Nino Cristiani .... operator: second unit
Giuseppe Maccari .... camera operator
Mario Pastorini .... assistant camera
Piero Servo .... assistant camera
Luciano Tonti .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mia Fonssagrives .... costume designer: for Richard Burton, Ewa Aulin, Florinda Bolkan, Marilù Tolo and Nicoletta Machiavelli
Vicki Tiel .... costume designer: for Richard Burton, Ewa Aulin, Florinda Bolkan, Marilù Tolo and Nicoletta Machiavelli (as Vicky Tiel)
Nadia Vitali .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Frank Santillo .... supervising film editor
Liberata Zocchi .... assistant editor
Rod Stephens .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Stanley Davis .... music editor
Other crew
Grahame Duffield .... military technical advisor
Don Lurio .... choreographer
Vittorio Noia .... production assistant (as Vittoria Noia)
Francesca Roberti .... script supervisor
Judith Slatin .... dialogue coach
Mal Evans .... private assistant for Ringo Starr (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Candy" - France
"Candy e il suo pazzo mondo" - Italy
"Кенди" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Сладкоежка" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Candy" - West Germany
"Candy" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Candy" - Finland
"Candy" - Greece
"Candy - hun er så fræk" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Seker gibi" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"Sexy-Ladies" - West Germany
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UK:124 min | Portugal:113 min | USA:115 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Australia:SOA (original rating) | Finland:K-16 | Italy:(Banned) (original rating) | Italy:VM18 (re-rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-re-rating) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (2005) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (nf) (heavily cut)

Did You Know?

In the documentary Listen to Me Marlon (2015), Marlon Brando called this film "the worst movie I ever did."See more »
Dr. A.B. Krankheit:You must remember that scientifically speaking the only difference between life and death is that death lasts a lot longer.See more »
Movie Connections:
References La dolce vita (1960)See more »
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37 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Good grief, why haven't you watched this yet?, 28 November 2005
Author: deheor

There was a beautiful brief moment in cinema history when film makers freed themselves of the shackles of form and found fun, exciting ways to tell stories. Movies became groovy mind-blowing experiences that forced the viewer to follow the plot as it tripped all over the screen. Unfortunately Jaws came along and reminded the studios of how much money they could be making and the experiment was declared a failure. But during this brief period such wonderful and largely buried treasures as Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Myra Breckenridge, Magic Christian and Vanishing Point (only Easy Rider seems to have survived the era with its reputation in tact) were created and have since been embraced by the odd as their own. But perhaps the most reviled of the lot has been the film Candy.

Candy tells the simple tale of a sweet young thing that goes out into the world to grow but finds herself confronted at every turn by typical male stereotypes (played by some of the biggest stars of the day) who really only have one goal in mind. Along the way she meets up with the artist (Richard Burton), the soldier (Walter Matthau), the healer (James Coburn) and the guru (Marlon Brando) among others. Candy wants to free her mind but each man tries (and some succeed) to free her of her panties. Despite the premise Candy is more like a teasing Roger Vadim film (think Barbarella) and the nudity is kept to an absolute minimum. The biggest surprise is even with the big name cast, the films best performance belongs to John Astin as Candy's Father and also as her lecherous Uncle who has his own designs on her. The supporting cast is definitely one of the films high points along with the terrific score that features some trippy space tunes along with classic rock. Sadly there are some faults though.

The script by Buck Henry is very hit and miss with some excellent lines immediately followed by many that just produce cringes in the audience. The lead actress Ewa Aulin is lovely to look at but delivers all of her lines like she has just learned them phonetically and has no idea what she is saying and the directer allows the pace to drag at many points.

Still if the films from this era interests you than this one should be required viewing. There is an excellent DVD available so there is no excuses for passing on this under-rated gem.

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