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The American Way (1962)

A comedy short which pokes merry anarchistic fun at such quintessential American institutions as mom, baseball, and apple pie.

Director:

Marvin Starkman

Writer:

Bob Feinberg
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Cazale ... Beatnik
Bill Graham ... Man
John Heffernan John Heffernan ... Man in the Park
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A comedy short which pokes merry anarchistic fun at such quintessential American institutions as mom, baseball, and apple pie.

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1962 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$5,500 (estimated)
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Wing-it Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono
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Trivia

The Louis XIV quote at the beginning translates to "My mother's teeth are in Trigger's mouth." See more »

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Featured in I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009) See more »

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Early Cazale
6 March 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

This is a curious, surreal 10 minutes black and white short. The only reason it arouses interest is because it features a young John Cazale credited as a beatnik.

The beatnik runs around New York with battery cables and tries to blow things up like Yankee stadium, apple pie, a water hydrant.

The rest of the short is just a collection of silent surreal scenes or sketches accompanied by some classical music. I had no idea what it was all about or what it all meant. I only watched it for Cazale.


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