Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers

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Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers (1980) is a documentary film about garlic directed by Les Blank. In 2004, the film was selected for preservation in the United StatesNational Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

It was filmed at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California, as well as in other locations in Northern California. Its official premiere was at the 1980 Berlin Film Festival.

The director recommends that, when the film is shown, a toaster oven containing several heads of garlic be turned on in the rear of the theater, unbeknownst to the audience, with the intended result that approximately halfway through the showing the entire theater will be filled with the smell of garlic.[1]

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The title is said to be a shortened form of the old saying "Garlic is as good as ten mothers... for keeping the girls away."[citation needed]

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