Cold Turkey

Cold Turkey

Director: Norman Lear, Pippa Scott, Bob Newhart, Raymond Kark

Cast: Norman Lear, Pippa Scott, Bob Newhart, Raymond Kark

     
 
This comedy is notable as the final onscreen appearance (non-speaking) of Edward Everett Horton, a staple comic supporting actor from the early '30s onward. Dick Van Dyke plays an ambitious small-town minister who rallies the whole town to meet a challenge bet by a tobacco corporation. Cooked up by the tobacco company's public relations head (Bob Newhart), the bet is

Overview

This comedy is notable as the final onscreen appearance (non-speaking) of Edward Everett Horton, a staple comic supporting actor from the early '30s onward. Dick Van Dyke plays an ambitious small-town minister who rallies the whole town to meet a challenge bet by a tobacco corporation. Cooked up by the tobacco company's public relations head (Bob Newhart), the bet is an offer to pay twenty five million dollars ($25,000,000.00) to any town that can quit smoking for the required period of time. Barnard Hughes is Dr. Proctor, a heart surgeon who has to be physically restrained to prevent him from smoking. Jean Stapleton is the mayor's wife, who swells visibly as her eating replaces cigarettes. Edward Everett Horton is eloquent as the mysterious tobacco tycoon who comes to observe the chaos first-hand. There is lots of frantic action as the townsfolk try to win the prize, and the tobacco company (which has no intention of paying off the bet) works to sabotage their efforts.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/15/2011
UPC:
0883904219309
Original Release:
1971
Source:
Mgm Mod
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
2,388

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pippa Scott Natalie Brooks
Bob Newhart Merwin Wren
Raymond Kark Homer Watson
Charles Pinney Col. Galloway
Edward Everett Horton Hiram C. Grayson
Jean Stapleton Mrs. Wrappler
Dick Van Dyke Rev. Clayton Brooks
Barnard Hughes Dr. Procter
Helen Page Camp Mrs. Watson
Paul Benedict Zen Buddhist
Simon Scott Mr. Kandiss
Peggy Rea Mrs. Proctor
George Mann Bishop Manley
M. Emmet Walsh Art
Gloria Le Roy The Hooker
Eric Boles Dennis
Jack Grimes TV Stage Manager
Walter Sande Tobacco Executive
Woodrow Parfrey Tobacco Executive
Harvey Jason Hypnotist
Tom Poston Mr. Stopworth
Bob Elliott TV Personality Bob
Ray Goulding TV Personality Ray
Vincent Gardenia Mayor
Barbara Cason Letitia
Judith Lowry Odie
Sudie Bond Cissy
Graham Jarvis Amos Bush

Technical Credits
Norman Lear Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Archie J. Bacon Art Director
Claude Binyon Asst. Director
John C. Horger Editor
Randy Newman Score Composer
Fred R. Price Set Decoration/Design
William Randall Sound/Sound Designer
Rita Riggs Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles Wheeler Cinematographer
Bud Yorkin Executive Producer

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