Somerset Frisby runs a country store and gas station and loves to tell tall tales to his friends. To listen to him he's graduated from several universities and his advice to Henry Ford created the auto industry. His friends always have a good laugh but two patrons seem to take a interest in Somerset and his stories. They're aliens who think they've found the perfect human specimen to take back to their home planet. Somerset wants nothing to do with and to his great surprising has the weapon he needs to make his escape in his pocket. It all should give him a good tale for his pals.Written by
The visitors' car is a Renault Caravelle convertible. See more »
On the sign in front of the General Store, comparisons are made to Gimbels and Macey's, etc. It should be Macy's. See more »
The reluctant gentleman with the sizeable mouth is Mr. Frisby. He has all the drive of a broken camshaft and the aggressive vinegar of a corpse. As you've no doubt gathered, his big stock in trade is the tall tale. Now, what he doesn't know is that the visitors out front are a very special breed, destined to change his life beyond anything even his fertile imagination could manufacture. The place is Pitchville Flats, the time is the present. But Mr. Frisby's on the first leg ...
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For me, in 2019, to watch contemporaneously the legends of yesteryear is a privilege and joy. Andy Devine was, excuse me, devine! Almost and perhaps as good as Buster Keaton in th TZ episode Once Upon a Time. Both were a thrill to see and I so enjoyed to experience their boundless talent!
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