Putney Swope

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Putney Swope (1969, USA) is a Comedy-Satire cult film directed by Robert Downey Sr.


Main Details

  • Released in 1969 | Color/B&W
  • Running Time: 84 Min.
  • Production Co: Herald
  • Distribution Co: Cinema V
  • Directed by Robert Downey Sr.
  • Written by Robert Downey Sr.
  • Starring Stan Gottlieb, Allen Garfield, Archie Russell, Ramon Gordon, Bert Lawrence
  • Produced by Robert Downey Sr., Henri Pachard, Donald Sullivan
  • Original Music by Charley Cuva
  • Cinematography by Gerald Cotts
  • Film Editing by Bud S. Smith

Plot Summary

  • The board of directors at a Madison Avenue ad agency must elect a new chairman. In the maneuvering to make sure that enemies don't get votes, all the members accidentally cast their ballot for the board's token black man, Putney Swope.


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