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The Monkey's Uncle (1965)

G
87 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Midvale College is in fear of losing its college football team. The players have grades lower than the norm. Judge Holmesby, the team's biggest fan, is at a loss for what to do. Enter Merlin Jones, a bright college student, and his nephew ...See moreMidvale College is in fear of losing its college football team. The players have grades lower than the norm. Judge Holmesby, the team's biggest fan, is at a loss for what to do. Enter Merlin Jones, a bright college student, and his nephew Stanley, an intelligent chimpanzee. The judge wants Merlin to create an "honest way to cheat". Merlin uses "sleep learning" to help the players pass their exams. This saves the college football program from being banished, but not for long...the college is tempted to receive a $1 million dollar check from a Mr. Astorbilt. The catch is though the college must get rid of football. Judge Holmesby finds Darius Green III, who will pay $10 million dollars to the college if they can get a man to fly under his own power. The task is in Merlin's hands again. Can Merlin win the day and save the football team? Written by Pat McCurry See less
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Alfred Lewis Levitt (originally as Tom August) | Helen Levitt (originally as Helen August)
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Updated Jun 23, 1965

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Aug 18, 1965 (United States)

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Tommy Kirk
Merlin Jones Merlin Jones   See fewer
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Annette Funicello
Jennifer Jennifer   See fewer
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Leon Ames
Judge Holmsby Judge Holmsby   See fewer
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Arthur O'Connell
Darius Green III Darius Green III   See fewer
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Frank Faylen
Mr. Dearborne Mr. Dearborne   See fewer
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Connie Gilchrist
Mrs. Gossett Mrs. Gossett   See fewer
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Alan Hewitt
Professor Shattuck Professor Shattuck   See fewer
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Gage Clarke
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Mark Goddard
Haywood Haywood   See fewer
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Harry Antrim
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Mike Love
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Brian Wilson
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Carl Wilson
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Stanley (uncredited) Stanley (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 657 votes