What's Up, Doc?

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

A homage to Hollywood screwball comedy that by and large gets its pace and cartoon/slapstick timings right, this began life with a call from Bogdanovich (hot from the Hawksian Last Picture Show) to screenwriting team Robert Benton and David Newman (even hotter from Bonnie and Clyde): 'I've got a deal with Streisand and O'Neal, and no script. I want to do a remake of Bringing Up Baby, and we can do it just like that'. A remake it's not, but the spirit of Hawks (and of Preston Sturges and Frank Tashlin) survived two rapid drafts from Benton & Newman and a polish from Buck Henry, to infuse the misalliance of absent-minded musicologist O'Neal and all-purpose kook Streisand with about the right amount of madcap frenzy.

By: PT


Release details

94 mins

Cast and crew

Peter Bogdanovich
Buck Henry, David Newman, Robert Benton
Barbra Streisand
Ryan O'Neal
Kenneth Mars
Austin Pendleton
Sorrell Booke
Stefan Gierasch
Mabel Albertson
Michael Murphy
Madeline Kahn
John Hillerman
Randy Quaid
M Emmet Walsh
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