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The Night They Raided Minsky's 1968

  • William Friedkin
  • December 22, 1968
  • 99 mins
  • English
  • Comedy
Rachel arrives in New York from her Amish community intent on becoming a dancer. Unfortunately Billy Minsky's Burlesque is hardly the place for her Dances From The Bible. But the show's comedian Raymond sees a way of wrong-footing the local do-gooders by announcing the new Paris sensation "Mme Fifi" and putting on Rachel's performance as the place is raided. All too complicated, the more so since her father is scouring the town for her and both Raymond and his straight-man Chick are falling for Rachel.


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The editing and use of archival footage is particularly cool, the energy and atmosphere of vaudeville is fun, and watching Jason Robards Jr. and Norman Wisdom is a pleasure. But overall, it doesn't amount to much. The plot, camera angles, performances of supporting cast, and philosophy of the film are all lacking...

A pretty fun way to spend an hour and a half, but not worth going out of your way for

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