Babo 73

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.

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

Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr.

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Babo 73
Cast
Taylor Mead
Sandy Studsbury
James Antonio
Chester Kitty-Litter
James Greene
Lawrence Silver-Sky
Tom Gaines
Phillipe Green
Credits
Director
Robert Downey Sr.
Producer
Robert Downey Sr.
Associate producer
Hilda Pollock
Screenplay
Robert Downey Sr.
Cinematography
William Waering
Editing
Fred von Bernewitz
Music
Tom O'Horgan
Assisted by
Nicky Zann ‘n’ The Vitamins

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