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December 08, 2011

Skidoo

"Tough Tony Banks, a retired gangster ... reluctantly comes out of retirement to silence his old friend and squealer. ... Tony's [San Francisco] suburban haven comes crashing down as his daughter ... takes up with a hippie ... and [Tony's] wife ... gives them permission to move into their house with their hippy friends. The all-star cast includes ... Groucho Marx in his final role as the mob boss named God".
Cast:
Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing, Frankie Avalon, Fred Clark, Michael Constantine, Frank Gorshin, John Phillip Law, Peter Lawford, Burgess Meredith, George Raft, Cesar Romero, Mickey Rooney, Groucho Marx, Austin Pendleton, Alexandra Hay, Luna.

Directed by Otto Preminger. This is a charming late '60s farce. With such huge names you would think it would be a perfect film, well as most '60s farces do it falls apart, mostly at the end when Carol Channing sings the title song during a chase. This type of movie always resorted to the chase and most of the time it does not work. In the spirit of vaudeville and stand up routines this is a well done, enjoyable spectacle. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 53659-D 98 minutes 1968

Posted by mcmike at December 8, 2011 01:48 PM

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