• United States
  • 1964
  • 56 minutes
  • Color, Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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Taylor Mead plays the president of the United Status, who, when he isn’t at the White House—a dilapidated Victorian—conducts his top-secret affairs on a deserted beach. Robert Downey Sr.’s first feature is a rollicking, slapstick, ultra-low-budget 16 mm comedy experiment that introduced a twisted new voice to the New York underground.

Cast

Sandy StudsburyTaylor Mead
Chester Kitty-LitterJames Antonio
Lawrence Silver-SkyJames Greene
Phillipe GreenTom Gaines

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Eclipse Series 33: Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr.

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Back in New York with Robert Downey Sr.

May 23, 2016

“It was just fun,” Robert Downey Sr. says of his early New York filmmaking days, in a new interview with Bilge Ebiri for the Village Voice. Read more »


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Eclipse Series 33: Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr.

By Michael Koresky May 22, 2012

These five films chart the unlikely ascendance of a hero of American underground cinema. Read more »


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