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Putney Swope / a Cinema V release ; produced by Herald Productions, Inc. ; written and directed by Robert Downey.

Downey, Robert, 1936- (Added Author). Johnson, Arnold, 1921-2000 (Added Author). Greene, Laura. (Added Author). Butler, Buddy. (Added Author). Fargas, Antonio, 1946- (Added Author). Hamill, Vincent. (Added Author). Wolfe, Lawrence, 1934- (Added Author). Cuva, Charlie. (Added Author). RLJ Entertainment. (Added Author). Cinema V (Firm) (Added Author). Herald Productions. (Added Author). Image Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Arnold Johnson, Laura Greene, Buddy Butler, Anthony Fargas, Vincent Hamill, Lawrence Wolfe. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Valley Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library DVD (Text) 33062008901754 Adult DVD Fiction Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, black and white with color sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: [Chatsworth, CA] : RLJ Entertainment, [2016]
  • Distributor: [Chatsworth, CA] : Distributed by Image Entertainment, Inc., [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released in 1969 as a motion picture.
Bonus features: Interview with Robert Downey, Sr. ; commentary by Robert Downey, Sr.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Gerald Cotts ; film editor, Bud Smith ; original music, Charley Cuva.
Participant or Performer Note:
Arnold Johnson, Laura Greene, Buddy Butler, Anthony Fargas, Vincent Hamill, Lawrence Wolfe.
Summary, etc.:
A comical satire which charts the rise and fall of a Madison Avenue ad agency previously controlled by Whites and is taken over by Blacks who are dedicated to the downfall of the White Establishment. The picture is mostly a parade of vignettes, dealing with people and campaigns of the advertising world.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, theatrical (1.78:1) presentation, enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby digital 2.0.
Language Note:
Soundtrack in English with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Advertising agencies > United States > Drama.
African American businesspeople > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Fiction films.

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