The Phynx (1970)
Genre: Comedy | Music
Country: USA | Director: Lee H. Katzin & Robert McKimson
Language: English | Subtitles: none
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 90mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 850×480 – 23.976fps – 1.49gb
An athlete, a campus militant, a black model, and an American Indian are picked by a computer (shaped like a woman) to form a rock group called the Phynx and go on tour in Albania where American show biz people have been kidnapped by Communists. Some of the stars that the phony band rescues: Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O’Sullivan (the most famous movie Tarzan and Jane), Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall (the Bowery Boys), Ed Sullivan, James Brown, Colonel Sanders, Guy Lombardo, Andy Devine, Ruby Keeler, Edgar Bergen, Butterfly McQueen, Jay Silverheels (Tonto), Rudy Vallee, Xavier Cugat, Trini Lopez, Dick Clark, Richard Pryor, Harold “Oddjob” Sakata, George Jessel, and Rhona Barrett. Warner Bros. Studios thought it was so bad that they decided at the last minute not to release it!
The Phynx was a byproduct of the Swinging Sixties, an old school attempt to make a zany Monkees-style farce that combined politics and pop tunes (courtesy of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller) with cameo appearances by dozens of old-time movie stars including Johnny Weismuller, Maureen O’Sullivan, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Rudy Vallee, Pat O’Brien, Ruby Keeler and Joan Blondell.
Barely released in theaters and virtually unseen for decades, this is a rare chance to view this one-of-a-kind spy spoof, a whacky rock ‘n’ roll comedy that must be seen to be believed!