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Anthony Newley (writer)
Herman Raucher (writer)
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26 March 1970 (Australia) See more »
Heironymus Merkin, the most talented movie star who ever sang, danced and loved girls, girls, girls.
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Anthony Newley ... Heironymus Merkin

Joan Collins ... Polyester Poontang
Alexander Newley ... Thaxted
Tara Newley ... Thumbelina

Milton Berle ... Goodtime Eddie Filth
Connie Kreski ... Mercy Humppe

George Jessel ... The Presence
Bruce Forsyth ... Uncle Limelight
Patricia Hayes ... Grandma
Stubby Kaye ... Fat Writer
Ronald Rubin ... Skinny Writer

Louis Negin ... Producer Peter

Tom Stern ... Producer Ron
Ronald Radd ... Critic Bentley
Rosalind Knight ... Critic Penelope

Victor Spinetti ... Critic Sharpnose
Julian Orchard ... Red Cardinal

Judy Cornwell ... Filigree Fondle
Desmond Walter-Ellis ... Philip Bluster
Bernard Stone ... Icicle Ike

Margaret Nolan ... Little Assistance
Yolanda ... Trampolena Whambang
Sally Douglas ... Automation Bunny
Roy Desmond ... The Mask
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lynda Baron ... Baby Boobala Salesgirl (uncredited)
Joyce Blair ... Oat-O-Rinos Girl (uncredited)

Bruce Boa ... Car Salesman (uncredited)
Robin Bullivant ... Oat-O-Rinos Teenager (uncredited)
Berry Cornish ... Fran (uncredited)
Gilly Grant ... Miss Maidenhead Fern (uncredited)
Mike Higgins ... The Prompter (uncredited)
Isobel Hurll ... Marge (uncredited)

Robert Hutton ... Insurance Agent (uncredited)
Laurie Leigh ... Toothpaste Mother (uncredited)
Aleta Morrison ... Harriet (uncredited)
Eve Pearce ... Floor Wax Housewife (uncredited)
John Poore ... Toothpaste Teenager (uncredited)
Margo Segrave ... Miss Hope Climax (uncredited)
Sue Shepherd ... Miss Quiche Lorraine (uncredited)
Muriel Young ... Liz Harper (uncredited)

Directed by
Anthony Newley 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anthony Newley  writer
Herman Raucher  writer

Produced by
George Fowler .... associate producer
Anthony Newley .... producer
Original Music by
Anthony Newley 
Cinematography by
Otto Heller 
Film Editing by
Bernard Gribble 
Art Direction by
Bill Constable  (as William Constable)
Set Decoration by
Scott Slimon (set decor)
Costume Design by
Loudon Sainthill 
Makeup Department
R.L. Alexander .... makeup artist
Mervyn Medalie .... hair stylist
Production Management
Dennis Gardiner .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray Frift .... first assistant director
Mike Higgins .... second assistant director
Stuart Black .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Dave Everall .... rigger
Don Mingaye .... assistant art director
Sound Department
David Campling .... sound editor
Wally Milner .... sound
Ken Scrivener .... sound mixer
Mike Tucker .... sound camera operator
Special Effects by
Peter Hutchinson .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Bernard Ford .... camera operator
Ginger Gemmel .... camera operator (as Neil Ginger Gemmell)
Peter Hannan .... focus puller
Animation Department
Errol Le Cain .... animator
Richard Williams .... animation director: title sequence
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hilda Geerdts .... wardrobe
Music Department
Peter Knight .... music arranger
Herbert Kretzmer .... lyrics
David Lindup .... music arranger
Philip Martell .... musical director
Harry Robertson .... music arranger (as Harry Robinson)
Other crew
Johnny Greenland .... choreographer
Constance Willis .... continuity (as Connie Willis)
Catherine O'Brien .... unit publicist (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
".... Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?" - USA (closing credits title)
"Den umættelige elsker" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Hieronymus - seksipirtelö" - Finland
"Le carrousel fantastique" - France (imdb display title)
"Se o Leito Falasse..." - Brazil (imdb display title)
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USA:107 min | UK:117 min (1969 cut version)
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Australia:M (1969 cut version) | Australia:SOA (original rating) | Finland:K-16 | UK:X | USA:X | USA:R (re-rating)

Did You Know?

Anthony Newley cast his very own children, Tara Newley and Alexander Newley, as his children in order to enhance the film's sense of autobiography.See more »
Continuity: The color of Thumbelina's ice-cream cone changes between brown and white and pink.See more »
Goodtime Eddie Filth:Hey, Eroticus, do you want me to throw you a line? I wish someone would throw me a line in this picture.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Lust for Life (1956)See more »
I'm All I NeedSee more »


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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
CHMEFMHAFTH - longest film title?, 21 June 2005
Author: Vistar from United States

I saw this film during its original release at the Pearl Art Theater in Denver, Colorado. I was amazed by the film's originality (the premise... not the humor) and the convoluted script (very self-serving for Newley). Just the same, I loved the film and wanted to see it again - if for no other reason than to jot down the jokes... why not, the script writers got them the same way. So, last February, to my surprise, my wife presented me with a video copy of the film.(I had been searching for it for more than 30 years.) On second viewing, it is now very dated, but still just as delightful and wacky. As the Late George Gessel crooned... "When ya gotta go, ya gotta go. Even though you'd like to stick a round a while." - I remembered that line for 30 years.

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