Wednesday, January 14, 2009
"Irma would've loved this." -- Norman Fell
FINALLY on DVD --
from the men who gave us Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory is the David Wolper produced/Mel Stuart directed If It Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium.
With an all-star cast of great character actors: Michael Constantine, Peggy Cass, Norman Fell, Reva Rose, Marty Ingels, Mildred Natwick and Pamela Britton - the film follows a group of "ugly American" tourists on their 18-day motorcoach tour across Europe in swinging 1969.
It stars a gorgeous Suzanne Pleshette (in fierce eye-lashes and wiglet) and a pre-Deadwood Ian McShane as the young stud tour guide. Norman Fell also gives us his fabulous freaky dorky dance that he would make famous as Mr. Roper a decade later.
Also - look for Flipper's Tv buddy Luke Halpin (all grown up as a cool hippie biker) and 1960s tv goddess Hilary Thompson as an American teen looking for excitement.
fun fact: Hilary Thompson retired from acting and married My Bodyguard , Porky's 2 & Cat People writer / makeup artist Alan Ormsby who also created the popular doll
Hugo: Man of a Thousand Faces !