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Putney Swope(Movie, 1969)

1h 24min | Genres: Comedy, Drama
Putney SwopeRating: 3.4/5 (with 9 votes)
Putney Swope is a 1969 satirical comedy film written and directed by Robert Downey Sr. and starring Arnold Johnson as the title character, a black advertising executive. The film satirizes the advertising world, the portrayal of race in Hollywood films, the white power structure, and the nature of corporate corruption. In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". ()
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About Putney Swope

Swope is the only black man on the executive board of an advertising firm, and is accidentally put in charge after the death of the chairman of the board.


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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 2 languages: English (EN), Dutch (NL)
Status: Released
Release date US: 07/10/1969

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:68926, Added: 03/15/2018, Last updated: 07/11/2019