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Putney Swope (1969)

R
84 min | Comedy

The board of directors at a Madison Avenue ad agency must elect a new chairman. In the maneuvering to make sure that enemies don't get votes, all the members accidentally cast their ballot for the board's token black man, Putney Swope.
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Director
Robert Downey Sr. (as Robert Downey [a prince])
Writer
Robert Downey Sr. (as Robert Downey [a prince])
Cinematographer
Editor
Bud S. Smith (as Bud Smith)
Casting Director
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Release date
Jul 10, 1969 (United States)
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Stan Gottlieb
Nathan (as Stanley Gottlieb) Nathan (as Stanley Gottlieb)   See fewer
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Allen Garfield
Elias, Jr. Elias, Jr.   See fewer
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Ramon Gordon
Bissinger Bissinger   See fewer
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Bert Lawrence
Hawker Hawker   See fewer
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Joe Madden
Mr. Syllables (as Joe Engler) Mr. Syllables (as Joe Engler)   See fewer
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David Kirk
Elias, Sr. Elias, Sr.   See fewer
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Don George
Mr. Cards Mr. Cards   See fewer
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Buddy Butler
Putney's Bodyguard Putney's Bodyguard   See fewer
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Vincent Hamill
Man in White Suit Man in White Suit   See fewer
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Tom Odachi
Wing Soney Wing Soney   See fewer
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Ching Yeh
Wing Soney, Jr. Wing Soney, Jr.   See fewer
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Spunky-Funk Johnson
Mr. Major Mr. Major   See fewer
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Joe Fields
Pittsburgh Willie Pittsburgh Willie   See fewer
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Norman Schreiber
Messenger Messenger   See fewer
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Robert Staats
Mr. War Toys (as Bob Staats) Mr. War Toys (as Bob Staats)   See fewer
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Alan Abel
Mr. Lucky Mr. Lucky   See fewer
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Sol Brawerman
Mr. Dinkleberry Mr. Dinkleberry   See fewer
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Steven Ben Israel
Mr. Pit Stop (as Ben Israel) Mr. Pit Stop (as Ben Israel)   See fewer
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Mel Brooks
Mr. Forget It Mr. Forget It   See fewer
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Luise Heath
Secretary (as Louise Heath) Secretary (as Louise Heath)   See fewer
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Barbara Clarke Chisolm
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Catherine Lojacono
Lady Beaver Lady Beaver   See fewer
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Charles Carlton Buffum
Director (as Charles Buffum) Director (as Charles Buffum)   See fewer
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Ron Palombo
Assistant Director Assistant Director   See fewer
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Wendy Apple
Script Girl (as Wendy Appel) Script Girl (as Wendy Appel)   See fewer
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Antonio Fargas
The Arab The Arab   See fewer
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Geegee Brown
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
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Vance Amaker
Wall Man Wall Man   See fewer
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Al Green
Cowboy #1 Cowboy #1   See fewer
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Chuck Ender
Cowboy #2 Cowboy #2   See fewer
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Anthony Chisholm
Cowboy #3 Cowboy #3   See fewer
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Walter Jones
Jim Keranga Jim Keranga   See fewer
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Khaula Bakr
Mrs. Keranga Mrs. Keranga   See fewer
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Melvia Marshall
Little Keranga (as Melvia) Little Keranga (as Melvia)   See fewer
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Annette Marshall
Little Keranga (as Annette) Little Keranga (as Annette)   See fewer
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Andrea Marshall
Little Keranga Little Keranga   See fewer
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Laura Greene
Mrs. Swope Mrs. Swope   See fewer
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Laraaji
Mr. Victrola Cola (as Ed Gordon) Mr. Victrola Cola (as Ed Gordon)   See fewer
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Eric Krupnik
Mark Focus Mark Focus   See fewer
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George Morgan
Mr. Token Mr. Token   See fewer
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Abdul Hakeim
Bouncer Bouncer   See fewer
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Allan Arbus
Mr. Bad News Mr. Bad News   See fewer
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Jesse McDonald
Young Militant Young Militant   See fewer
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C. Robert Scott
Militant #1 Militant #1   See fewer
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Leopoldo Mandeville
Militant #2 Militant #2   See fewer
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Vince Morgan Jr.
West Indian West Indian   See fewer
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Al Browne
Moderate Moderate   See fewer
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Marie Claire
Eugenie Ferliger / Nun Eugenie Ferliger / Nun   See fewer
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Eileen Peterson
Narrator (voice) Narrator (voice)   See fewer
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William H. Boesen
Bert / Mr. Lunger Bert / Mr. Lunger   See fewer
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Carol Farber
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
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Cerves McNeill
Youngblood Youngblood   See fewer
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Carolyn Cardwell
Borman Six Girl Borman Six Girl   See fewer
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Chuck Green
Myron X alias Rufus (as Charles Green) Myron X alias Rufus (as Charles Green)   See fewer
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Pepi Hermine
President of the United States President of the United States   See fewer
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Ruth Hermine
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Paul Storob
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Lawrence Wolf
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Jeff Lord
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Tom Boya
Mr. O'Dinga Mr. O'Dinga   See fewer
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Major Cole
Idea Man #1 Idea Man #1   See fewer
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David Butts
Idea Man #2 Idea Man #2   See fewer
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Franklin Scott
Idea Man #3 Idea Man #3   See fewer
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Ronnie Dyson
Face Off Boy (as Ronald Dyson) Face Off Boy (as Ronald Dyson)   See fewer
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Shelley Plimpton
Face Off Girl Face Off Girl   See fewer
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Elzbieta Czyzewska
Putney's Maid Putney's Maid   See fewer
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Paulette Marron
Air Conditioner Girl Air Conditioner Girl   See fewer
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Delilah
Stewardess #1 Stewardess #1   See fewer
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Carol Hobbs
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Grania
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Marco Heiblim
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Peter Maloney
Putney's Chauffeur Putney's Chauffeur   See fewer
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Larry Greenfield
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Lloyd Kagin
Billy Reilly Billy Reilly   See fewer
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Perry Gewirtz
Sonny Williams Sonny Williams   See fewer
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Herbert Kerr
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Hal Schochet
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Fred Hirschhorn
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George T. Marshall
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Donald Breitman
Mr. Ethereal Cereal (as Donahl Breitman) Mr. Ethereal Cereal (as Donahl Breitman)   See fewer
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Peter Benson
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Don Calfa
Man Helping Mr. Syllables Walk (uncredited) Man Helping Mr. Syllables Walk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marlene Clark
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Robert Downey Sr.
Putney Swope (voice) (uncredited) Putney Swope (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Downing
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7 / 10 | 2,942 votes