Monkeys, Go Home! (1967)

101 mins | Comedy | 1967

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Co-prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost des
Cost
SOUND
Sd supv
Sd mix
Music ed
VISUAL EFFECTS
Matte eff
Matte eff
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Asst to the prod
Dial supv
Animal supv
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Monkeys by G. K. Wilkinson (London, 1962).
SONGS
"Joie de Vivre," words and music by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman.
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
San Francisco opening: 8 February 1967
Copyright Claimant:
Walt Disney Productions
Copyright Date:
22 December 1966
Copyright Number:
LP33760
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
101
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Hank Dussard, a young American, arrives in France to claim the olive farm left him by his late uncle. He is welcomed by the local priest, Father Sylvain, who explains that olive farmers usually have large families since olives must be removed from the ground immediately after the seasonal wind blows them off the trees. Ignoring the hint that he take a wife, Hank imports four female chimpanzees, castoffs from past space flights, and trains them to be olive pickers. The news throws the village into an uproar, and the irate citizens stage anti-monkey demonstrations. Furthermore, Hank finds himself confronted by a phony cousin, Yolande, who claims half of his property. But Hank's pretty housekeeper, Maria, uses the chimps to frighten off the imposter and expose the fraud. Then, the mistral starts to blow, and crowds of curious townspeople gather to watch Hank's chimps harvest the olive crop. All is going well until Maria appears with a huge male chimp. And Hank is left alone as his female chimps pursue their new playmate through the olive grove. But Father Sylvain persuades the villagers to help Hank in his hour of need and all the local citizenry begin picking olives as Hank embraces the delighted ... +


Hank Dussard, a young American, arrives in France to claim the olive farm left him by his late uncle. He is welcomed by the local priest, Father Sylvain, who explains that olive farmers usually have large families since olives must be removed from the ground immediately after the seasonal wind blows them off the trees. Ignoring the hint that he take a wife, Hank imports four female chimpanzees, castoffs from past space flights, and trains them to be olive pickers. The news throws the village into an uproar, and the irate citizens stage anti-monkey demonstrations. Furthermore, Hank finds himself confronted by a phony cousin, Yolande, who claims half of his property. But Hank's pretty housekeeper, Maria, uses the chimps to frighten off the imposter and expose the fraud. Then, the mistral starts to blow, and crowds of curious townspeople gather to watch Hank's chimps harvest the olive crop. All is going well until Maria appears with a huge male chimp. And Hank is left alone as his female chimps pursue their new playmate through the olive grove. But Father Sylvain persuades the villagers to help Hank in his hour of need and all the local citizenry begin picking olives as Hank embraces the delighted Maria. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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