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Monkeys, Go Home!
     

Monkeys, Go Home!

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen

Cast: Maurice Chevalier, Dean Jones, Yvette Mimieux

 

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Andrew McLaglen's slapstick comedy Monkeys, Go Home! comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, making this disc difficult to recommend to anyone who is not a Disney

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Andrew McLaglen's slapstick comedy Monkeys, Go Home! comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, making this disc difficult to recommend to anyone who is not a Disney enthusiast. Those looking for a family-friendly viewing experience may also be interested in this title.

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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
The Disney studios released many live action "family" films in the 1960s that were amiable if far from classic, but Monkeys, Go Home is pretty much scraping the bottom of the barrel. Simians, of course, are always a crowd pleaser, especially among the young children that were this film's target audience; but even chimps deserve a better screenplay than the one foisted upon them by Maurice Tombragel. It's a sloppy, derivative, trite and totally predictable script; still, it could have been made a moderately entertaining little feature if it had evidenced any real wit or flair. Instead, it slogs from predicament to predicament without ever coming to life. Fortunately, Monkeys has the services of a cast that tries very hard, and while they certainly can't make it into a good movie, they do inject some life into the proceedings. Dean Jones is called upon to do his Dean Jones bit -- look handsome, get put into frustrating and intolerable situations, lose his temper, and generally play straight man, all of which he does with aplomb. Yvette Mimeux is lovely to look at and does what she can with her material. And, in what turned out to be his final film role, Maurice Chevalier brings as much Gallic charm to the proceedings as is possible under the circumstances. The stars deserved better, but without them, Monkeys would be unwatchable. And yes, the chimps are adorable.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/2002
UPC:
0786936178142
Original Release:
1966
Rating:
NR
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:29:00
Sales rank:
14,634

Special Features

Dolby Digital Surround Sound; Full-screen (1.33:1)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Maurice Chevalier Father Sylvain
Dean Jones Hank Dussard
Yvette Mimieux Maria Riserau
Bernard Woringer Marcel Cartucci
Clement Harari Emile Paraulis
Yvonne Constant Yolande Angelli
Marcel Hillaire Mayor Gaston Lou
Jules Munshin M. Piastillio
Alan Carney Grocer
Maurice Marsac Fontanino
Darlene Carr Sidoni Riserau
Peter Camlin Cabinetmaker

Technical Credits
Andrew V. McLaglen Director
Robert F. Brunner Score Composer
Carroll Clark Art Director
Walt Disney Producer
Marsh Hendry Editor
Chuck Keehne Costumes/Costume Designer
Emile Kuri Set Decoration/Design
Tom Leetch Asst. Director
John Mansbridge Art Director
Frank R. McKelvey Set Decoration/Design
Pat McNalley Makeup
Ron Miller Co-producer
Neva Rames Costumes/Costume Designer
William Snyder Cinematographer
Bill Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
Maurice Tombragel Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/Inheritance [6:46]
2. An Olive Farmer [6:08]
3. Breakfast Help [4:15]
4. Maria [3:03]
5. Dussard's Children [7:39]
6. Keeping a Secret [7:48]
7. Monkeys Go Home! [6:44]
8. Chimps and Politics [4:15]
9. St. Pirousten Festival [5:07]
10. Olive Monopoly [7:11]
11. Hank and Maria [4:43]
12. Cousin Yolande [6:53]
13. Monkeys' New Home [6:28]
14. The Four Wives of Uncle Antoine [8:44]
15. Fraud Exposed [8:09]
16. Olive Harvest/The End [7:12]

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