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Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe And Find True Happiness?

  Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe And Find True Happiness? Review
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1 /10
Average Rating
2.17 /10
Anthony Newley , Joan Collins , Milton Berle
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Directed by: Anthony Newley
Written by: Herman Raucher, Anthony Newley

Released: 1969
Origin: GB
Colour: C
Length: 117

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Anthony Newley has now cornered the market on Hollywood-style pornography... I'm not sure he'll eveer work again, and quite frankly, I'm not sure he deserves to... He dances in the nude, performs cunnilingus on a naked girl under-water, sings a song called ‘What a Son of a Bitch I Am’ and, for the crowning blow, actually allows a dirty old letch to run his hand up his own baby daughter's dress in a scene that has to win some kind of award for the penultimate in rotten bad taste... If I'd been Anthony Newley I would have opened it in Siberia during Christmas week and called it a day.

(Rex Reed)

The kindest thing for all concerned would be that every available copy should be quietly and decently buried.

(Michael Billington, Illustrated London News)

Obscure and pointless personal fantasy, financed at great expense by a major film company as a rather seedy monument to Anthony Newley's totally uninteresting sex life, and to the talent which he obviously thinks he possesses. The few mildly amusing moments are not provided by him.

(Halliwell's Film Guide, 2004)

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