Otto Preminger (Anatomy of a Murder) directs this psychedelic-comedy classic starring Jackie Gleason as Tough Tony Banks, a retired gangster who reluctantly comes out of retirement to silence his old friend and squealer (Mickey Rooney). Tony’s suburban haven comes crashing down as his daughter (Alexandra Hay) takes up with a hippie (John Phillip Law) and his wife (Carol Channing) gives them permission to move into their house with their hippy friends. The all-star cast includes Batman villains (Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin), with Frankie Avalon, Peter Lawford, George Raft, Slim Pickens, Fred Clark, Richard Kiel, Harry Nilsson and Groucho Marx in his final role as the mob boss names God. Music and lyrics by Nilsson.
OTTO PREMINGER’S PSYCHEDELIC CULT CLASSIC
Burgess Meredith, Carol Channing, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Frankie Avalon, Fred Clark, George Raft, Groucho Marx, Harry Nilsson, Jackie Gleason, John Phillip Law, Mickey Rooney, Peter Lawford, Richard Kiel, Slim Pickins