Friday, August 19, 2016

I'm interested in The Phynx

TCM is concluding Ruby Keeler's Day in Summer Under the Stars overnight at 4:00 AM with The Phynx, which looks delightfully awful.

The plot is that George Tobias and Joan Blondell are the President and First Lady of Communist Albania, and one of their military has been kidnapping Western stars to entertain the leaders. So the US Spy Agency recruits four men to be a rock band, go in to Albania to entertain the leaders, and return with all the hostages.

Apparently a whole bunch of people from the golden age of Hollywood get brief cameos, which is part of what makes the movie sound fun. The other part is that everything I've read makes it sound unbelievably awful, on the level of anywhere from "so bad it's good" to "you have to see it to believe it". I enjoyed Skidoo, so this one sounds like fun, too.

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