Korty’s second film is a stylistically freewheeling portrait of a comedian who aspires to be more than just funny. Starring members of the legendary 1960s San Francisco improv group the Committee, this micro-budget serio-comedy incorporates whimsical animation sequences and striking tinted color cinematography.
Father Dan, an aging priest whose parish is in the slums, is warned by his church-superior to improve his own and the parish financial position rather than giving all he has to members of his congregation and strangers, or he will be transferred. In spite of this warning he becomes involved with a couple of race-track bums, a newly-wed ex-convict with job problems, and a bank-robbery of which he is accused. None of this sets well with the monsignor.
To escape sinful impulses, Ben Harvey, a callow youth, leaves his small town for Chicago in 1910. A pickpocket promptly relieves him of his money, and he nearly starves before Queen Lil takes him under her wing, gives him a room in her high-class bordello, and gets him a job at a newspaper. He’s so sweet and dumb, he thinks Lil’s is a boarding house. He’s soon caught up in an electoral struggle between a secretly corrupt reformer and an openly corrupt councilman.
A weary British reporter is sent on assignment to Ireland, while in a remote village he hears a man’s voice emanating from a deep well. The voice turns out to be a modern-day oracle, gifted with the ability to foresee the future.
Julius Vrooder returns from the Vietnam War, pretending to be crazy to cope with the world which lands him in a VA hospital. He locates a tunnel where he creates a bunker existence complete with electricity while also falling in love with his doctor.
Based on the BBC television series, and a sequel to ‘Till Death Us Do Part (1968)’, it tells of the family relationship between Alf Garnett, his wife, daughter and son-in-law, all living in a council flat.
Charlton Heston stars as an American soldier behind Italian lines in World War II. In order to communicate German movements to the Allies, he uses carrier pigeons fitted with messages. As he grows more and more in love with the daughter of the family he stays with, the father accidentally feeds the pigeons to his family for Easter Dinner.
In this WW II spy comedy, an American pilot stationed in England is flying a routine mission when the Nazis shoot down his plane. He ends up seeking shelter in the home of an unhappily married Dutch woman. She covers for the pilot by introducing him as her mentally unbalanced but basically harmless husband. A Nazi major has taken over her home, and mayhem ensues when he and her “husband” meet.