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!
Gene Wilder started writing the script whilst filming Silver Streak (1976) which he was not a writer on. Wilder wrote his customary four drafts and then had created the story of Rudy Hickman who becomes Rudy Valentine.
I'd like a baloney.
Tomaso Abalone, Hotel Manager: Yes, sir. Right here.
Uncle Harry: Where?
Tomaso Abalone, Hotel Manager: Here.
Uncle Harry: So where's the baloney?
Tomaso Abalone, Hotel Manager: I'm Abalone.
Uncle Harry: You're a baloney?
Tomaso Abalone, Hotel Manager: That's right.
Uncle Harry: Once upon a time there were three bears.
Tomaso Abalone, Hotel Manager: Pardon me?
Uncle Harry: What did you do?
Tomaso Abalone, Hotel Manager: When?
Uncle Harry: How do I know?
Tomaso Abalone, Hotel Manager: How do you know what?
Uncle Harry: By practising...
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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