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Don't Drink the Water
     

Don't Drink the Water

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Director: Howard Morris, Jackie Gleason, Estelle Parsons, Richard Libertini

Cast: Howard Morris, Jackie Gleason, Estelle Parsons, Richard Libertini

 
Don't Drink The Water is taken from a play by Woody Allen. Walter Hollander (Jackie Gleason) is a middle-aged caterer from Newark, New Jersey who takes his wife Marion (Estelle Parsons) and his teenage daughter Susan (Joan Delaney) on a tour of Europe. When their plane is high-jacked to Vulgaria, Walter is mistaken for an international spy when he takes some

Overview

Don't Drink The Water is taken from a play by Woody Allen. Walter Hollander (Jackie Gleason) is a middle-aged caterer from Newark, New Jersey who takes his wife Marion (Estelle Parsons) and his teenage daughter Susan (Joan Delaney) on a tour of Europe. When their plane is high-jacked to Vulgaria, Walter is mistaken for an international spy when he takes some photographs. Secret agent Krojack (Michael Constantine) is dispatched to capture the alleged spy. The family takes refuge in the American embassy where Axel Magee (Ted Bessell) is the son of the ambassador. Axel arranges for the family to stay there, but leaving then becomes the problem. Susan's problems are solved when she and Axel are married, providing her with diplomatic immunity. Walter and Marion are forced to disguise themselves as part of an Arab delegation to escape from Vulgaria.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/2008
UPC:
0012236218173
Original Release:
1969
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jackie Gleason Walter Hollander
Estelle Parsons Marion Hollander
Richard Libertini Drobeny
Michael Constantine Krojack
Howard St. John Ambassador Magee
Danny Meehan Kilroy
Pierre Olaf The Chef
Phil Leeds Sam
Mark Gordon Merik
Dwayne Early Donald
Joan Murphy Airline Clerk
Martin Danzig Mishkin
Rene Constantineau Organ Grinder
Howard Morris Pilot of Escape Plane
Ted Bessel Axel Magee
Joan Delaney Susan Hollander
Avery Schreiber The Sultan

Technical Credits
Howard Morris Director
R.S. Allen Screenwriter
Harvey Bullock Screenwriter
Gene Coffin Costumes/Costume Designer
Harvey Genkins Cinematographer
Jack Grossberg Producer
Robert Gundlach Art Director
Charles H. Joffe Producer
Ralph Rosenblum Editor
Louis A. Stroller Asst. Director
Patrick Williams Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Don't Drink the Water
1. And Away We Go [9:12]
2. Something Out of Greece [9:21]
3. Spies [8:52]
4. The Batman [7:37]
5. Break His Legs [9:10]
6. Know What You Want [8:30]
7. Good News [10:24]
8. Protest Demonstrations [8:08]
9. A Bomb [9:39]
10. That's a Beauty [10:23]
11. Great Escape [8:25]
12. End Credits [:28]

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Don't Drink the Water 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Put Ralph Kramden together with Woody Allen and what do you get? Comic exquisitry. Gleason is at his Kramdenesque best against comic heavyweight Estelle Parsons in the Alice corner, a sterling silver tea service delivering the comic goods of The WoodMan. Of course, Walter is not quite the self-secure Brooklyn-based bus driver we know & love. He's a resigned, feared NJ caterer and tourist trapped in an Embassy house, muttering lots of those great Allen cultural references about bar mitzvahs and the like. Unlike Alice, Marion is the insulated housewife clinging to such comforts as floor waxing and kitchen command. Ted Bessel is fine as the bumbling Axel. In 1969 certainly more than a few names could have covered the leads. I could even picture Jack Lemmon and Albert Brooks in the Walter and Axel roles (who knows, maybe they were considered). But fortunately, The Great One was located and secured, and finally we can once more appreciate it. In the 90's, Woody assumed the lead in a very poor TV remake, which will never live it down in the face of his first classic.