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The Resource The Ritz, Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Richard Lester film ; produced by Denis O'Dell ; screenplay by Terrence McNally ; directed by Richard Lester, (videorecording)

The Ritz, Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Richard Lester film ; produced by Denis O'Dell ; screenplay by Terrence McNally ; directed by Richard Lester, (videorecording)

Label
The Ritz
Title
The Ritz
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Richard Lester film ; produced by Denis O'Dell ; screenplay by Terrence McNally ; directed by Richard Lester
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"With The Ritz, Terrence McNally's hit Broadway play of the same name is cinematized by director Richard Lester. Jack Weston plays Gaetano Proclo, a minor mob flunky who's been targeted for elimination by his brother-in-law, Carmine Vespucci (Jerry Stiller). Gaetano takes refuge in what he thinks is a Turkish bath. Actually, it's The Pits. That's the name, "The Pits"--A gay bathhouse (this is the pre-AIDS era), where the exquisitely awful Googie Gomez (Rita Moreno) entertains the homosexual patrons with her ear-splitting renditions of such show tunes as "Everything's Coming Up Roses." Hoping to save his neck by pretending to be gay, Gaetano effusively praises Googie. Assuming that he is a big-time Broadway producer, she plays up to him. Everything would be hunky-dory, except that the bathhouse is owned by the very mob that has put a contract on Gaetano. What follows is an old-fashioned door-slamming farce, except that there are no doors to slam."--allmovie.com
Cataloging source
UMDON
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Paul Wilson ; editor, John Bloom ; music, Ken Thorne
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating R ; for nudity, adult situations, strong sexual content, and adult language
Language note
English; English and French subtitles; subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.R589 2008
PerformerNote
Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard, Treat Williams, F. Murray Abraham, George Coulouris, Dave King, Paul B. Price
Runtime
91
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The Ritz, Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Richard Lester film ; produced by Denis O'Dell ; screenplay by Terrence McNally ; directed by Richard Lester, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1976
  • Based on the play by Terence McNally
  • Special features include a theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn191912135
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Isbn
9781419864414
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391203513
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
120351
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191912135
  • a1590291
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (enhanced) presentation ; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Ritz, Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Richard Lester film ; produced by Denis O'Dell ; screenplay by Terrence McNally ; directed by Richard Lester, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1976
  • Based on the play by Terence McNally
  • Special features include a theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn191912135
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Isbn
9781419864414
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391203513
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
120351
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191912135
  • a1590291
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (enhanced) presentation ; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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