Norman…Is That You?

Betrayed by his wife, the boorish manager of an Arizona dry-cleaning establishment is dealt a second blow when he discovers his son Norman living in a hideous Los Angeles apartment with a camp boyfriend. After ninety minutes of shouting, pouting, door-slamming and homespun philosophising - adapted with a black cast from a Broadway flop - one can only marvel at the continuing, condescending, sitcom attitude to homosexuality. Foxx and Bailey bluster helplessly as the parents; the statuesque Dobson, as a hooker brought in to straighten Norman out, looks on in saucer-eyed incomprehension; only Wayland Flowers, a manic puppeteer, manages to transcend the material with an energetic display of self-parody.

Release details

Duration: 92 mins

Cast and crew

Director: George Schlatter
Screenwriter: Ron Clark, Sam Bobrick, George Schlatter
Cast: Redd Foxx
Pearl Bailey
Dennis Dugan
Michael Warren
Tamara Dobson
Vernée Watson
Jayne Meadows
Wayland Flowers
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