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Statue, The

More Niven Euro-comedy, in which the sainted David plays a Nobel-winning linguist whose neglected wife makes a giant nude sculpture of him with a huge penis, prompting an angry Niven to go searching for the owner of the organ in question. Cue endless feeble gags with Niven trying to catch a quick glimpse in toilets, saunas etc. It’s as dire as you’re no doubt imagining, and for his sins Denis Norden is credited as co-writer, with a largely Italian cast at least tempered this time with a few Brit names, including Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman and John Cleese.

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  1. THX 1139

    April 17, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    This is utter rubbish, but the theme song is insanely catchy in an advert jingle sort of way. “Charlie! He looks like a statue! When he’s looking at you! You’re out of your mind!”

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