What's Up, Doc?

What's Up, Doc?

Peter Bogdanovich (1972)

U Certificate


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Barbra Streisand stars as the zany dropout with her eyes on absent-minded professor Ryan O'Neal in this hilarious homage to the screwball comedies of the 1930s by Howard Hawks and Preston Sturges. The tone is set by the wacky title, a reference to the scene when Streisand meets O'Neal for the first time - she's chomping on a carrot à la Bugs Bunny. There's also brilliant support from Madeline Kahn as O'Neal's fiancée, and beautiful photography from Laszlo Kovacs. It's a shame that director Peter Bogdanovich has never again touched these heights of cartoonish wit.


A timid professor in San Francisco for a conference bumps into an eccentric, disaster-prone woman whose antics throw his carefully ordered life into upheaval - while a case of mistaken identity involving a jewel thief and a government whistle-blower only adds to his woes. Comedy, starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal and Madeline Kahn.

Cast & Crew

Judy Maxwell Barbra Streisand
Professor Howard Bannister Ryan O'Neal
Eunice Burns Madeline Kahn
Hugh Simon Kenneth Mars
Frederick Larrabee Austin Pendleton
Mr Smith Michael Murphy (1)
Mr Jones Phil Roth
Harry Sorrell Booke
Fritz Stefan Gierasch
Mrs Van Hoskins Mabel Albertson
Judge Maxwell Liam Dunn
Mr Kaltenborn John Hillerman
Rudy, the headwaiter George Morfogen
Bailiff Graham Jarvis
Professor Hosquith Randy Quaid
Arresting officer M Emmett Walsh
Director Peter Bogdanovich
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Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD