What’s Up, Doc? (1972)

USA | 1972 | 94mins | G

What’s Up, Doc? is a 1972 American romantic screwball comedy film released by Warner Bros., directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal, and Madeline Kahn. It was intended to pay homage to comedy films of the 1930s and 1940s, especially Bringing Up Baby, and Warner Bros.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Cast: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal, and Madeline Kahn


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50th anniversary screening!

Peter Bogdanovich turned lost luggage into a box office smash in this love letter to classic screwball comedies.

In this madcap caper, the lives of a bumbling musicologist (Ryan O’Neal) and accident-prone grifter (Barbra Streisand) collide at a downtown San Francisco hotel, creating a love triangle with his fiancée (Madeline Kahn). Chaos ensues, followed by a famous 11-minute chase scene around the city (a comedic inversion of the one Bullitt that just as famously cost a quarter of the film’s budget to shoot). This throwback was one of the biggest comedy hits of the 1970s and on the American Film Institute’s list of Top 100 Comedies. The self-consciously goofy romantic comedy evokes classic Looney Tunes and is a showcase for the production design and costume work of the great Polly Platt, the first woman member of the Art Directors Guild. – NATHALIE ATKINSON

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