A filmed performance (in CinemaScope) of the highly popular Broadway hit that was basically a collection of skits, sketches, songs and dances built around a flimsy plot to meld them all ...
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Will Handy grows up in Memphis with his preacher father and his Aunt Hagar. His father intends for him to use his musical gifts only in church, but he can't stay away from the music of the ... See full summary »
The Clyde Beatty Circus seems jinxed, falling victim again and again to apparent accidents which are actually the acts of a murderous saboteur. Mystery writer Mickey Spillane comes on the scene to solve the case.
A filmed performance (in CinemaScope) of the highly popular Broadway hit that was basically a collection of skits, sketches, songs and dances built around a flimsy plot to meld them all together which, for the most part, worked. The plot involves a performer/producer (Ronny Graham) who finds himself in financial difficulties on the eve of opening night because a big check is needed before the curtain can go up. But a wealthy Texan says he will put up the money, if his daughter is in the show and he can see it first. End of plot, but the beginning of the careers of some young and talented people who have had careers across many decades. Eartha Kitt sings four songs, including "C'est si bon" (music by Henri Betti, lyrics by André Hornez) and "Santa Baby" in and around some funny skits; "Trip of the Month", "Snake Charmer", "Crazy Man" and "Oedipus Goes South." Graham and Mel Brooks (in his Melvin Brooks days) are credited with most of the sketch material and just the title of the "...Written by
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During Eartha Kitt's performance of "Monotonous," Ms. Kitt's audio sounds as if the microphone was switched off or located far away from the stage. See more »
A few minutes into the film, the performers are identified during the opening number. At the end of the film, the performers are again identified during the closing number, after which the rest of the crew are finally listed. See more »
I saw this film in a movie house as a kid and remember thinking that this had to be one of the worst films that I have ever seen. The only 'bits' that I found worthwhile were the 'bits' with Ms Kit. She was remarkable and certainly like nothing that I had seen before. Recently, I found a copy of the film on VHS and bought it for fun - I wanted to see if it was as bad as I remembered. I have been unable to get beyond the first thirty minutes into the film. I can NOT believe revues on stage were ever this bad. The color too is dreadful. This is very sad since the cast included some very talented people.
I have been told, repeatedly, that I can not submit my comment since it does not contain 'at least 10 lines'. Tragically, I have nothing of value to add and so am wasting words here. Let us see if I have now managed to add enough gibberish.
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