The President’s Analyst

CAST


James Coburn-Dr. Sidney Schaefer


Godfrey Cambridge-Don Masters


Severn Darden-V.I. Kydor Kropotkin


Joan Delaney-Nan Butler


Pat Harrington Jr-Arlington Hewes


Barry McGuire-Old Wrangler


Jill Banner-Snow White


Eduard Franz-Ethan Allen Cocket


Walter Burke-Henry Lux


Will Geer-Dr. Lee-Evans


William Daniels-Wynn Quantrill


Joan Darling-Jeff Quantrill


Sheldon Collins-Bing Quantrill


Arte Johnson-Sullivan


Martin Horsey-1st Puddlian


William Beckley-2nd Puddlian


Kathleen Hughes-White House Tourist


Walt Davis-Phoneman


John Gunn-FBR agent


Soon-Tek Oh-Chinese Agent


Dyanne Thorne-Cocktail Waitress


Hank Worden-Dirty Old Man


 

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James Coburn plays Dr. Sidney Schaefer in this 1967 spy spoof. A New York psychiatrist by trade, Dr. Schaefer is recruited by a colleague to accept the President of the United States as his exclusive patient. Politically speaking, it may be beneficial to the country to adopt this idea today.

After his move to Washington D.C., Dr. schaefer becomes involved with a myriad of secretive government agencies. The constant interruptions to his private life by the president and the ever lingering spy groups cause so much stress that he eventually suffers a nervous breakdown.

He is forced to escape after figuring out that he knows too much to be allowed to leave gracefully. This leads to agents from our own country and from around the world trying to either kill or capture him because of the secrets he holds in his head. Even the Canadians are after him. His escape is accomplished with the help of a band of traveling hippies.

The main villain in this movie, however, is an unnamed entity that wishes to use Dr. Schaefer to brainwash the president and take control of everyone in the country.

Probably the most colorful characters in this film, aside from Dr. Schaefer, are political assassin Don Masters (played brilliantly by Godfrey Cambridge) and his KGB counterpart Kydor Kropotkin who is played by Severn Darden. There are also a host of other interesting characters in the movie.

Political correctness alert: Anyone who is thin skinned or easily offended (politicians and vegetarians for example) should avoid this film because nothing is sacred in it. The story pokes fun at virtually everything it can.

There are some dated parts in this movie but overall it is very entertaining.

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Wav Sound Files (11KHz)

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Dr. Schaefer: “You mean you can actually legally kill someone?”

Masters: “Yah. And it bothers me sometimes because I don’t feel guilty about it. Don’t you think that’s psychotic behavior?”

Dr. Schaefer: “No I don’t. It explains your utter lack of hostility. You can vent your aggressive feelings by actually killing people. Just a sensational solution to the hostility problem.” (240K)


Dr. Evans: “They were men of their time. You’re a man of your time.”

Dr. Schaefer: “The President’s analyst. Beautiful.”  (112K)


Lux: “Doctor, you talk in your sleep.”

Dr. Schaefer: “I talk. What does that have to do with Nan?”

Cocket: “It appears that when you do talk in your sleep, you violate the National Security Act.”  (130K)


Dr. Schaefer: “If I were an analyst, which I am, I would say I was rapidly turning into a paranoid personality, which I am.”

Nan: “Isn’t there an analyst you can go to?”

Dr. Schaefer: “Every other psychiatrist in this country has another doctor he can talk to. Not me.”  (136K)


Mr. Quantrill: “The Bullocks, next door, real right wingers. American flag up every day. Real Fascists. Ought to be gassed. You know the type.”  (98K)


Bing: “Hey, dad. You want the magnum three-fifty-seven in the house?”

Mr. Quantrill: “Darn it, Bing. I told you not to play around with my guns. No. I do not want that in the house. That is my car gun. My house gun is already in the house.”  (155K)


Dr. Schaefer: “Guns. Karate. Why?”

Mr. Quantrill: “The right wing extremists. Disarm them and us liberals will disarm.”  (102K)


Bing: “You going to kill Dr. Schaefer?”

Sullivan: “Yes, son. we’re going to kill him.”

Bing: “Oh boy!”  (55K)


Kropotkin: “Logic is on our side. This isn’t a case of a world struggle between two divergent ideologies of different economic systems. Every day your country becomes more socialistic; my country becomes more capitalistic. Pretty soon we’ll meet in the middle and join hands. No, my dear doctor, you’re going to defect because you want to live.”  (253K)


Dr. Shaefer: “You know, the one thing I learned from my patients is they all hate the phone company. Even the stock holders of the phone company hate the phone company.”

Kropotkin: “I know. Bedoins hate the phone company.”  (153K)


Computer voice: “Warning. Extreme emergency.”  (34K)

 

Wav Sound Effects From the Movie (11KHz)

Gong sound.  (103K)
Metal being slapped.  (16K)
Jet engine.  (78K)
A heartbeat.  (32K)
Telephone ringing.  (40K)
Car tires screeching.  (25K)
Door closing.  (12K)
Dialing a rotary phone.  (101K)
Series of gunshots.  (98K)
Helicopter sound.  (256K)
 An explosion. (37K)

 


 

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