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 performed five duties on this picture. Wilder was Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Song Writer, and lead actor. This movie was Wilder's only one as a Producer, and his second directorial effort after The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975).
When's the final audition?
Yes Man #1: Friday, Mr Zitz.
Adolph Zitz: How many 'rotten's have we got?
Yes Man #1: 2300.
Adolph Zitz: How many 'fairly rotten's?
Yes Man #1: 'Fairly rotten's? 14. Yeah, 14.
Adolph Zitz: Have we got a 'doesn't stink'?
Yes Man #1: No, sir.
Adolph Zitz: We don't have one 'doesn't stink'?
Yes Man #1: Not yet, sir.
Adolph Zitz: I can't believe it....
Interior of tour bus has sky lights that don't appear in exterior shots of vehicle.
There is a credit to Frederico Fellini, who was not on the picture, 'for encouragement at the right time'.
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