Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Under the Rainbow (1981)

While this 1981 feature tanked quickly at the box office, it soon after found a receptive and enthusiastic audience when Under the Rainbow played repeatedly on cable television in the early 80s; and that's where I first became acquainted with this film.

Set in 1938, the plot is an odd one involving the chaotic scenes inside and around a Los Angeles hotel which quickly becomes overbooked and full of rambunctious folks; such as a multitude of little people working on the filming of The Wizard of Oz, Japanese tourists, and even a few secret agents and highly trained assassins. Many great character actors and notable faces round out the cast and include Chevy Chase, Carrie Fisher, Eve Arden, Billy Barty, Pat McCormick, Adam Arkin, Robert Donner, Joseph Maher, Zelda Rubinstein, Tony Cox, and Mako.

the trailer

the feature

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