Bedtime for Bonzo

Bedtime for Bonzo

Director: Frederick de Cordova Cast: Diana Lynn, Walter Slezak, Lucille Barkley
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Bedtime for Bonzo

Forget what you've been led to believe: Bedtime for Bonzo is a most enjoyable film, and Ronald Reagan is not outacted by the chimpanzee. Reagan is cast as psychology professor whose reputation is sullied by the fact that his father was a convict. To prove that environment rather than heredity dictates a man's personality, Reagan uses Bonzo the chimp to test out his theories. The hairy little guy seems to be responding to the kindnesses lavished upon him--and then he is accused of robbery. Reagan nearly goes to jail in Bonzo's stead, but everything turns out all right in the end (we're not giving anything away; after all, everybody knows that there was a Bonzo Goes to College in 1952). While it's an uphill climb, Ronald Reagan and his able costars Diana Lynn and Walter Slezak manage to keep Bonzo from running away with the picture. And yes, director Fred DeCordova is the same guy who produced Johnny Carson's late-night show in the 1980s and 1990s.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/31/2005
UPC: 0025192733024
Original Release: 1951
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 36,294

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. A Long Way Down (Main Titles) [5:48]
2. Criminal Tendencies [4:25]
3. Becoming a Father Figure [5:09]
4. Motherly Experience [6:29]
5. "Trust Me" [2:31]
6. A Lot to Learn [5:18]
7. Coming Clean [7:08]
8. Monkey Business [4:35]
9. Up a Tree [4:33]
10. False Alarm [3:34]
11. Runaway Bonzo [3:27]
12. In the Name of Science [5:27]
13. Don't Get Attached [4:51]
14. Jewelry Heist [8:57]
15. Police Questioning [2:37]
16. Scene of the Crime [6:06]
17. Motivated by Love [2:03]
18. End Titles [:18]

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