What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)

94 mins | Comedy | 1968

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HISTORY

Copyright length: 103 min. Location scenes filmed in New York ... More Less

Copyright length: 103 min. Location scenes filmed in New York City. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Story & scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
Mus
VISUAL EFFECTS
Main titles and art effects
DANCE
Choreog
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit prod mgr
Bird trainer
SOURCES
LITERARY
Suggested by the novel I Am Thinking of My Darling by Vincent McHugh (New York, 1943).
SONGS
"Blue Black and Gray," "I'm Bubbling Over" and "What's So Bad About Feeling Good?," music and lyrics by Jerry Keller and Dave Blume.
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 24 May 1968
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures
Copyright Date:
6 July 1968
Copyright Number:
LP38821
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Techniscope
Duration(in mins):
94
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

A brightly plumed tropical bird, infected with a rare virus that causes instant happiness, arrives in Manhattan on a Greek freighter and immediately spreads the "disease" to normally irritable New Yorkers. Among the first to be infected are Pete, a Madison Avenue drop-out who has become an East Village artist, and his hippie girl friend, Liz. They soon become well-dressed disseminators of good will; they adopt the bird, name it Amigo, and protect it from city officials who are disturbed by the alarming drop in liquor, cigarette, and tranquilizer sales. Fearing a collapse of the city's financial structure, the mayor enlists the assistance of presidential aide J. Gardner Monroe. When germ masks are distributed to the populace, Pete and his new friends thwart the government's plan by infecting the masks. Eventually, Amigo is captured, and an antidote is found for the mass euphoria. Soon New Yorkers are again snarling at each other, and Pete returns to his former bearded, shiftless self. Liz, who never actually contracted the virus, remains the same since she was only responding to the kindness of others. After Amigo has escaped from his Central Park aviary, Pete finally realizes that Liz is all that he really wants, and the two are ... +


A brightly plumed tropical bird, infected with a rare virus that causes instant happiness, arrives in Manhattan on a Greek freighter and immediately spreads the "disease" to normally irritable New Yorkers. Among the first to be infected are Pete, a Madison Avenue drop-out who has become an East Village artist, and his hippie girl friend, Liz. They soon become well-dressed disseminators of good will; they adopt the bird, name it Amigo, and protect it from city officials who are disturbed by the alarming drop in liquor, cigarette, and tranquilizer sales. Fearing a collapse of the city's financial structure, the mayor enlists the assistance of presidential aide J. Gardner Monroe. When germ masks are distributed to the populace, Pete and his new friends thwart the government's plan by infecting the masks. Eventually, Amigo is captured, and an antidote is found for the mass euphoria. Soon New Yorkers are again snarling at each other, and Pete returns to his former bearded, shiftless self. Liz, who never actually contracted the virus, remains the same since she was only responding to the kindness of others. After Amigo has escaped from his Central Park aviary, Pete finally realizes that Liz is all that he really wants, and the two are reunited. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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