What's Up, Doc?

What's Up, Doc?

Barbra Streisand
Director: Peter Bogdanovich Cast: Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
, Ryan O'Neal
Ryan O'Neal
, Kenneth Mars
Kenneth Mars
Peter Bogdanovich

DVD (Wide Screen / Repackaged)

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With Howard Hawks's Bringing Up Baby (1938) as his blueprint, Peter Bogdanovich resurrected and payed homage to 1930s screwball comedy in What's Up, Doc? (1972). When wacky co-ed Judy Maxwell (Barbra Streisand, in the Katharine Hepburn part) spies nebbishy musicologist Howard Bannister (Ryan O'Neal in bespectacled Cary Grant mode) in a San Francisco hotel lobby, she decides that Howard and his precious igneous rocks are right up her alley. Too bad Howard already has a fiancée, the propriety-fixated Eunice (Madeline Kahn in her film debut). Using all her arcane knowledge from brief stays at numerous colleges, Judy tries to charm her way to a $20,000 grant for Howard, and Howard himself, at a banquet with grantor Frederick Larrabee (Austin Pendleton). Things get even more complicated the next day when Judy's underwear-filled overnight bag gets mixed up with Howard's rock bag, which gets mixed up with Mrs. Van Hoskins' bag of jewels, which gets mixed up with Mr. Smith's bag of top secret government papers. All sides converge at Larrabee's mod townhouse and the chase begins. Retaining Hawks' machine-gun pace (as well as the sly pop culture referentiality of Billy Wilder), Bogdanovich and writers Buck Henry, David Newman, and Robert Benton updated the opposites-attract screwball convention for contemporary times. O'Neal gently parodied not only Grant but also his own Love Story (1970) preppy, while Kahn represents stiff-wigged 1950s manners as opposed to Streisand's long-haired, pants-wearing free spirit. The happy ending, in which Cole Porter-belting youth wins out over old manners, found favor with audiences, as What's Up, Doc? became one of the most popular films of 1972, and the second hit in a row for Bogdanovich after 1971's The Last Picture Show.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2010
UPC: 0883929152186
Original Release: 1972
Rating: G
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 1,298

Special Features

Closed Caption; Scene-Specific Commentary by Barbra Streisand; Full-Movie Commentary by Director Peter Bogdanovich; Vintage Featurette Screwball Comedies...Remember Them?; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbra Streisand Judy Maxwell
Ryan O'Neal Howard Bannister
Kenneth Mars Hugh Simon
Austin Pendleton Frederick Larrabee
Sorrell Booke Harry
Stefan Gierasch Fritz
Joe Amsler Actor
Paul Baxley Actor
Jerry Brutsche Actor
Richard E. Butler Actor
John Byner Head
Ted Duncan Actor
Donna Garrett Actor
Ted Grossman Actor
Robert H. Harris Actor
Bill Hickman Actor
John Hillerman Mr. Kaltenborn
Loren Janes Actor
Dean Jeffries Actor
Christa Lang Mrs. Hosquith
John Moio Actor
Victor Paul Actor
Gil Perkins Jones' Driver
Glenn H. Randall Actor
George Robotham Actor
Wally Rose Actor
Stan Ross Actor
Alex Sharp Actor
Paul Stader Actor
Jack Verbois Actor
Marvin Walters Actor
Richard Washington Actor
Paul Condylis Room-Service Waiter
Peter Paul Eastman Musicologist
Elaine Partnow Party Guest
Don Bexley Skycap
Ernie Robinson Actor
Craig R. Baxley Actor
Fred Stromsoe Actor
Liam Dunn Judge Maxwell
George Morfogen Rudy, the Headwaiter
Fred Scheiwiller Jewel Thief
Carl Saxe Jewel Thief
Jack Perkins Jewel Thief
Jerry Summers Smith's Cabdriver
Mark Thompson Airport Taxi Driver
Sean Morgan Banquet Official
Patricia O'Neal Elderly Lady on Plane
Joe Alfasa Waiter in Hall
Mabel Albertson Mrs. Van Hoskins
Phil Roth Mr. Jones
Randy Quaid Prof. Hosquith
M. Emmet Walsh Arresting Officer
Eleanor Zee Banquet Receptionist
Kevin O'Neal Delivery Boy
Michael Murphy Mr. Smith
Graham Jarvis Bailiff
Madeline Kahn Eunice Burns
Artie Butler Conductor

Technical Credits
Peter Bogdanovich Director,Original Story,Producer
John P. Austin Set Decoration/Design
Robert Benton Screenwriter
Herman A. Blumenthal Art Director
Artie Butler Musical Arrangement
Don L. Cash Makeup
Verna Fields Editor
Les Fresholtz Sound/Sound Designer
Ray Gosnell Asst. Director
Buck Henry Screenwriter
Laszlo Kovacs Cinematographer
Paul Lewis Associate Producer
Robert MacDonald Special Effects
Nancy McArdle Costumes/Costume Designer
David Newman Screenwriter
Ryan O'Neal Songwriter
Ray Phelps Costumes/Costume Designer
Polly Platt Production Designer
Fred Williams Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- What's Up, Doc?
1. Credits [3:10]
2. Lookalike Bags [5:42]
3. "What's Up, Doc?" [4:47]
4. A Person Named Eunice [1:32]
5. Shenanigans on 17 [5:04]
6. Croatian Competition [3:58]
7. Burnsie [1:54]
8. Bag and Identity Shuffle [4:31]
9. Under the Table [2:16]
10. Use Your Charm [2:10]
11. Saying Goodbye [2:53]
12. Guys With Pants Down [4:30]
13. Out On A Ledge [2:50]
14. Fired Up [2:35]
15. Manager of What's Left [3:05]
16. As Time Goes By [2:41]
17. $20,000 Embrace [2:12]
18. The Eunice Situation [2:40]
19. Rock Query [2:07]
20. Screwball Soiree [4:49]
21. Breaking Up Frisco [3:20]
22. Entering the Dragon [1:35]
23. Wreckful Driving [3:35]
24. "We Can Make It!" [1:46]
25. Judge Dreadful [2:22]
26. The Charges [2:46]
27. Making Things Clear [2:53]
28. "Hello, Daddy" [:55]
29. The Airport [3:10]
30. Back in the Money [2:36]
31. What Love Means [1:45]
32. You're the Top Cast List [1:21]

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