• United States
  • 1968
  • 46 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  •  

Downey takes his camera and microphone onto the streets (and into some bedrooms) for a look at Manhattan’s singles scene of the late sixties. Of course, that’s not all: No More Excuses cuts between this footage and the fragmented tale of a time-traveling Civil War soldier, a rant from the director of the fictional Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, and other assorted improprieties.

Cast

Civil War soldierRobert Downey Sr.
HimselfAllen Able
President GarfieldLawrence Wolf
Mrs. GarfieldLinda Diesen
The assassinPrentice Wilhite
The priestDon Calfa
His womanPaula Morris
Chinese girlAmy Eckles
ThemselvesSingle people

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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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