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Candy (1968)

Candy, an innocent high-schooler, encounters numerous colorful characters and humorous sexual situations while attempting to find meaning in life.

Director:

Christian Marquand

Writers:

Buck Henry (screenplay), Terry Southern (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewa Aulin ... Candy Christian
Charles Aznavour ... Hunchback Juggler
Marlon Brando ... Grindl
Richard Burton ... MacPhisto
James Coburn ... Dr. A.B. Krankeit
John Huston ... Dr. Arnold Dunlap
Walter Matthau ... Gen. R.A. Smight
Ringo Starr ... Emmanuel
John Astin ... T.M. Christian / Jack Christian
Elsa Martinelli ... Livia
Sugar Ray Robinson Sugar Ray Robinson ... Zero
Anita Pallenberg ... Nurse Bullock
Lea Padovani ... Silvia Fontegliulo
Florinda Bolkan ... Lolita
Marilù Tolo ... Conchita
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Storyline

Candy Christian is an innocent young girl when she first hears MacPhisto, an alcoholic Welsh poet, talk of love and self-sacrifice. Candy narrowly escapes MacPhisto's attempt to rape her, only to succumb to her father's Mexican gardener, Emmanuel. When her father catches her with the gardener, he banishes her to a trip with his twin brother, Uncle Jack, and Jack's wife Aunt Livia, who are headed for New York City. As Candy makes her way to the airport, Emmanuel's three sisters attack her because she has corrupted their brother. Because of Candy, Emmanuel has now forsaken the priesthood. During the scuffle, Candy's father takes a blow to the head, resulting in a serious head injury. Candy nearly gives in to a General Smight on the plane in exchange for a blood transfusion for her father. In New York, an ego-maniacal brain surgeon Dr. Krankeit operates on her father, while Uncle Jack pursues his own operation on Candy. When Candy bashes him with a bedpan, Uncle Jack is put in her ... Written by alfiehitchie

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Taglines:

Her Name is Candy... and Everybody Wants a Taste! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Italy | France | USA

Language:

English | Welsh

Release Date:

17 December 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Candy - hun er så fræk See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$16,408,286, 31 December 1969
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Both Twiggy and Joey Heatherton were offered the title role. See more »

Quotes

Jack Christian: You should be very proud Cand, this is quite a turnout for your old man... a lot of New York's wealthiest and most respected and, uh, thoroughly depraved citizens are here tonight.
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Referenced in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Child of the Universe
(Theme song)
Performed by The Byrds
Written by Dave Grusin and Roger McGuinn
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Lighten up folks; enjoy the ride
9 October 2001 | by ambisonxSee all my reviews

This is a hysterical low-budget film with performances by big name actors the likes of which you will never see again. There will never be another like it unless the 60's return- not likely. No doubt the film languished in obscurity on account of embarrassing performances, e.g., a drunken Richard Burton licking booze off the floor of a glass bottom limo. Now there is an image! Luckily, it has once again seen the light of day. Sure, there are flaws, but there are some classic scenes, e.g., James Coburn's performance as a surgeon! Even the ludicrous casting of Ringo Starr as a mexican is worth watching; we are perverse enough to stare at car wrecks aren't we? Nothing is sacred- everything is mocked: the medical profession, the military, higher education, family values, eastern philosophy, film making, etc. Light up and have some fun for goodness sakes!


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