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Sergeant Dead Head (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 18 August 1965 (USA)
An astronaut goes into space with a chimpanzee. When they return to Earth after their orbit, it is discovered that the chimp has the brains of the astronaut, and the astronaut has the brains of the chimp. Complications ensue.

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Norman Taurog
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Avalon ... Sergeant O.K. Deadhead / Sergeant Donovan
Deborah Walley ... Airman Lucy Turner
Cesar Romero ... Admiral Stoneham
Fred Clark ... General Rufus Fogg
Gale Gordon ... Captain Weiskopf
Harvey Lembeck ... Airman McEvoy
John Ashley ... Airman Filroy
Buster Keaton ... Airman Blinken
Reginald Gardiner ... Lt. Comm. Talbott
Pat Buttram ... The President
Eve Arden ... Lt. Charlotte Kinsey
Romo Vincent ... Tuba Player
Donna Loren ... Susan
Michael Nader ... Air Policeman (as Mike Nader)
Edward Faulkner ... Lt. Dixon (as Ed Faulkner)
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Storyline

An astronaut goes into space with a chimpanzee. When they return to Earth after their orbit, it is discovered that the chimp has the brains of the astronaut, and the astronaut has the brains of the chimp. Complications ensue.

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It's the FUNNIEST Collection of NUTS Ever Assembled on a LAUNCHING PAD!

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Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sergeant Deadhead See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alta Vista Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Eve Arden and Deborah Walley would later play mother and daughter in their TV show The Mothers in Law. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant O.K. Deadhead: [to Airman Lucy, as they are flying in a helicopter ] Oh, honey, when I kiss you, I go into orbit!
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Soundtracks

You Should've Seen the One That Got Away
Words and Music by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Performed by Eve Arden
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Yikes!
29 March 2008 | by stalzz64See all my reviews

It's cool to see the 'beach party' gang play different roles, and to see the great Buster Keaton in his 4th and final appearance in one of the AIP studios comedies. Another reviewer on here said Gale Gordon was on sabbatical from 'The Beverly Hillbillies'--WRONG! Gale Gordon was Mr. Mooney on 'The Lucy Show' at this time. Raymond Bailey was Mr. Drysdale on 'The Beverly Hillbillies', not Gale Gordon. (Bailey isn't in this movie, by the way.) I think that's who they were thinking of.

But...this has to be the WORST of the Nicholson/Arkoff produced AIP musical comedies of the 1960's.

I pretty much have all of the 'beach party' films on DVD, so I know what I'm talking about.

YIKES! It is cool to see character actors like Eve Arden, Fred Clark, Harvey Lembeck, Cesar Romero, Pat Buttram and Gale Gordon, but this is such a bad movie! The other AIP movies aren't the best either, but this one is truly bad in comparison. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? It's available on DVD if you look hard enough online. Message me for the site where I found it if you really want to see/own this movie.


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