PG | | Comedy
A neurotic baker travels to Hollywood to attend a talent search for an actor to rival the great Valentino. Although not an actor, through blind luck he succeeds - to a certain degree!
Second of three collaborations of actor Dom DeLuise and actor-director Gene Wilder. The first was The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975) and the third and final was Haunted Honeymoon (1986). As actors, the two also both appeared in Mel Brooks's Blazing Saddles (1974).
I don't wanna be Rudy Hickman! I'm selling the furniture, I'm selling the car, I'm changing my name and we're going to Hollywood.
Annie Hickman: Hollywood?
Rudy Valentine: Yes. I'm gonna try out for that movie contest.
Annie Hickman: But, Rudy...
Rudy Valentine: My Uncle Harry knows people out there. He can ...
The "audition" record that Rudy listens to is obviously an LP running at 33 1/3 rpm. LPs would not be invented until the late 1940s.
There is a credit to Frederico Fellini, who was not on the picture, 'for encouragement at the right time'.
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