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December 2, 2020

Episode 496: The Phynx (1970)

Special Guests: Bob Booker, Lou Antonio, Larry Hankin
Guest Co-Hosts: Mike Sullivan, Terry Frost

Lee H. Katzin's The Phynx (1970) is a story of espionage, intrigue, rock and roll, and the generational divide. It's about a fake rock band, the titular Phynx, who are sent on the road to infiltrate Albania whose evil government has been kidnapping America's elderly celebrities.

Mike Sullivan and Terry Frost join Mike to discuss the film as well as other generation gap movies like Skidoo, Sextette, and more.

00:56:32 Writer/Producer talks about his career in radio, comedy albums, and more.

01:48:00 Actor Lou Antonio discusses his autobiography, Cool Hand Lou, and his roles in The Phynx, "Star Trek," and Cool Hand Luke.

02:14:07 In an excerpt from a longer interview, actor Larry Hankin shares memories of The Phynx and "Barry."

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Bonus Interview with Larry Hankin:

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"I've Got Them Feelin' Too Good Today Blues" - Peggy Lee
"Trip With Me" - Nancy Wilson
"How About a Little Hand (For the Boys In the Band)" - The Boys In The Band
"Hello, Jack" - Jack Wild


1 comment:

  1. My experience with 'The Phynx' was much like your guests'. I order it from Video Search of Miami back in (I wanna say) the mid-80s (?),later picked up a better looking bootleg DVD copy, and finally snapped up the Warner Archive edition (on the same order as 'Wicked, Wicked' if I'm remembering correctly). A few years back, I stumbled across the press kit - photos and a bunch of PR print.

    It was so helpful hearing Bob Booker explain the whole kidnapped stars plot as being predicated on Albania being 40 years behind, and that's why they were snapping up the old Hollywood stars. That's actually kind of funny - and even makes a little sense.

    Is it just me, or does 'You Say That You're Mad' sound just like a ponderous David St. Hubbins composition for Spinal Tap?