• United States
  • 1964
  • 56 minutes
  • Color, Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  •  

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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