• United States
  • 1966
  • 58 minutes
  • Color, Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  •  

This riot of bad taste was a breakthrough for Downey, thanks to rave notices. Visualized largely in still 35 mm photographs, it follows a shiftless downtown Manhattanite having his “annual November breakdown” as he wanders from one odd job to the next, coming across all sorts of sordid types, from a desperate independent filmmaker to a destitute dirty-sock sniffer. And there is something to offend everyone: incest, murder, bad pop songs, you name it.

Cast

Walter DinsmoreGeorge Morgan
All women's rolesElsie Downey

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