Robert Downey, SR.
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Nothing is sacred in independent filmmaker Robert Downey's acclaimed spoof of the Madison Avenue mentality, as a token black ad executive becomes head of the firm and changes it into the ultra-hip and brutally honest Truth and Soul, Inc. The "commercials" the company devises are hilarious. Arnold Johnson, Allen Garfield, Stan Gottlieb, ... more
Described by writer/director Robert Downey as "a cross between 'The Greatest Story Ever Told,' 'High Noon,' and a Las Vegas floorshow," this outrageous satire is set in a sleepy frontier town visited by Zoot Suit (Allan Arbus), a miracle-working song-and-dance man whose routine rouses the ire of saloon owner Greaser (Albert Henderson). ... more
This collection of films by cinema satirist Robert Downey, Sr. begins with the writer/director's political spoof "Babo 73" (1964), which finds the U.S. president (Taylor Mead) conducting foreign relations on the beach. With James Greene, Richard Roat. Next, "Chafed Elbows" (1966) provokes offense of all kinds using still frames to ... more