What's Up, Doc? [Blu-ray]

What's Up, Doc? [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
, Ryan O'Neal
Ryan O'Neal
, Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn
, Kenneth Mars
Kenneth Mars
, Austin Pendleton
Austin Pendleton
What's Up, Doc? [Blu-ray]

What's Up, Doc? [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
, Ryan O'Neal
Ryan O'Neal
, Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn
, Kenneth Mars
Kenneth Mars
, Austin Pendleton
Austin Pendleton

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With Howard Hawks's Bringing Up Baby (1938) as his blueprint, Peter Bogdanovich resurrected and payed homage to 1930s screwball comedy in What's Up, Doc? (1972). When wacky co-ed Judy Maxwell (Barbra Streisand, in the Katharine Hepburn part) spies nebbishy musicologist Howard Bannister (Ryan O'Neal in bespectacled Cary Grant mode) in a San Francisco hotel lobby, she decides that Howard and his precious igneous rocks are right up her alley. Too bad Howard already has a fiancée, the propriety-fixated Eunice (Madeline Kahn in her film debut). Using all her arcane knowledge from brief stays at numerous colleges, Judy tries to charm her way to a $20,000 grant for Howard, and Howard himself, at a banquet with grantor Frederick Larrabee (Austin Pendleton). Things get even more complicated the next day when Judy's underwear-filled overnight bag gets mixed up with Howard's rock bag, which gets mixed up with Mrs. Van Hoskins' bag of jewels, which gets mixed up with Mr. Smith's bag of top secret government papers. All sides converge at Larrabee's mod townhouse and the chase begins. Retaining Hawks' machine-gun pace (as well as the sly pop culture referentiality of Billy Wilder), Bogdanovich and writers Buck Henry, David Newman, and Robert Benton updated the opposites-attract screwball convention for contemporary times. O'Neal gently parodied not only Grant but also his own Love Story (1970) preppy, while Kahn represents stiff-wigged 1950s manners as opposed to Streisand's long-haired, pants-wearing free spirit. The happy ending, in which Cole Porter-belting youth wins out over old manners, found favor with audiences, as What's Up, Doc? became one of the most popular films of 1972, and the second hit in a row for Bogdanovich after 1971's The Last Picture Show.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/16/2021
UPC: 0883929740277
Original Release: 1972
Rating: G
Source: Warner Archives
Language: English
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 1,895

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbra Streisand Judy Maxwell
Ryan O'Neal Howard Bannister,Delivery Boy,Elderly Lady on Plane
Madeline Kahn Eunice Burns
Kenneth Mars Hugh Simon
Austin Pendleton Frederick Larrabe
Sorrell Booke Harry
Stefan Gierasch Fritz
Mabel Albertson Mrs. Van Hoskins
Graham Jarvis Bailiff
Liam Dunn Judge
Phil Roth Mr. Jones,Actor
John Hillerman Mr. Kaltenborn
George Morfogen Rudy, the Headwaiter
Randy Quaid Prof. Hosquith
M. Emmet Walsh Arresting Officer
Eleanor Zee Banquet Receptionist
Paul Condylis Room-Service Waiter
Fred Scheiwiller Jewel Thieve
Carl Saxe Jewel Thieve
Jack Perkins Jewel Thieve,Jones' Driver
Paul B. Kililman Druggist
Christa Lang Mrs. Hosquith
Stan Ross Musicologist
Peter Paul Eastman Musicologist
John Byner Head
Eric Brotherson Larrabee's Butler
Elaine Partnow Party Guest
George R. Burrafato Eunice's Cabdriver
Jerry Summers Smith's Cabdriver
Morton C. Thompson Airport Cabdriver,Airport Taxi Driver
John Allen Vick Airport Driver
Don Bexley Skycap
Leonard Lookabaugh Painter on Roof
Candace Brownell Ticket Seller
Sean Morgan Banquet Official
Joseph Alfasa Waiter in Hall,Waiter in Hall
Chuck Hollom Pizza Cook
William M. Niven Painter
Paul Baxley Actor,Actor
Bud Walls Actor
Glenn H. Randall Jr. Actor
Bill Hickman Actor
Alex Sharp Actor
Wally Rose Actor
Marvin Walters Actor
Joe Amsler Actor
Jerry Brutsche Actor
Richard Butler Actor,Conductor,Composer
Ted Duncan Actor
Donna Garrett Actor
Ted Grossman Actor
Robert H. Harris Actor
Loren Janes Actor
Dean Jeffries Actor
John Moio Actor
Victor Paul Actor
George Robotham Actor
Paul Stader Actor
Jack Verbois Actor
Richard Washington Actor
Fred Stromsoe Actor
Sorrell Brooke Actor
Michael Murphy Actor

Technical Credits
Peter Bogdanovich Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Buck Henry Screenwriter
David Newman Screenwriter
Robert Benton Screenwriter
Robert MacDonald Special Effects
John Moio Stunts
Ernie Robinson Stunts
Ted Grossman Stunts
Richard E. Butler Stunts
Loren Janes Stunts
George Robotham Stunts
Victor Paul Stunts
Patty Elder Stunts
Paul Stader Stunts
Donna Garrett Stunts
Jack Verbois Stunts
Jerry Brutsche Stunts
Craig Baxley Stunts
Ted Duncan Stunts
Fred Stromsoe Stunts
Dean Jeffries Stunts
Richard Washington Stunts
Joe Pronto Stunts
Joe Amsler Stunts
Les Fresholtz Sound Effects,Sound/Sound Designer
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