Putney Swope

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 1969
  • Running time: 84 min
The most popular film by Robert Downey Sr. is this offbeat classic about the antics that ensue after Putney Swope (Arnold Johnson, his voice dubbed by a gravelly Downey), the token black man on the board of a Madison Avenue advertising agency, is... read more
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The most popular film by Robert Downey Sr. is this offbeat classic about the antics that ensue after Putney Swope (Arnold Johnson, his voice dubbed by a gravelly Downey), the token black man on the board of a Madison Avenue advertising agency, is inadvertently elected chairman. Putney summarily fires the whiteys, replaces them with Black Power apostles, renames the company Truth and Soul, Inc., and proceeds to wreak politically incorrect havoc.

Original Release

07/10/1969

US Release

07/10/1969

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Cast

Allen Garfield Elias, Jr.
Antonio Fargas The Arab
Arnold Johnson Putney Swope / Putney
Stan Gottlieb Nathan
Buddy Butler Putney's Bodyguard
Archie Russell Joker
Ramon Gordon Bissinger
Bert Lawrence Hawker
Joe Madden Mr. Syllables
Robert Downey Sr. Putney Swope
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Downey Sr.

Writers

Robert Downey Sr.

Cast

Allen Garfield Elias, Jr.
Antonio Fargas The Arab
Arnold Johnson Putney Swope / Putney
Stan Gottlieb Nathan
Buddy Butler Putney's Bodyguard
Archie Russell Joker
Ramon Gordon Bissinger
Bert Lawrence Hawker
Joe Madden Mr. Syllables
Robert Downey Sr. Putney Swope
Laura Greene Mrs. Swope
Allan Arbus Mr. Bad News
Pepi Hermine President of the United States
Ruth Hermine First Lady
Shelley Plimpton Face Off Girl
Elzbieta Czyzewska Putney's Maid
Peter Maloney Putney's Chauffeur
David Kirk Elias, Sr.
Don George Mr. Cards
Vincent Hamill Man in White Suit

Producers

Editors

Bud S. Smith

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