Winners Never Quit.
November 12, 2010 8:33 AM Subscribe
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One of the greatest movie satires
you almost never saw, Norman Lear's
first stab at film making sat for two years before its 1971 release. Shot on location in Greenfield, Iowa
, it featured a who's who cast
of television comedy,
Starring Dick Van Dyke as an oversexed preacher
, Barnard Hughes as a chain smoking surgeon
, Jean "Edith Bunker" Stapleton as a overeating nicotine fiend
, a perfectly wonderful tracking shot and opening theme by Randy Newman
, and though he never speaks, cuts what might have been the first fart in movie history, Edward Everett Horton
in his last film role.
While it runs occasionally on TCM, you can also see it today at 3 PM central, on many ThisTV affiliates