Richard (film)

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Directed by Harry Hurwitz
Lorees Yerby
Produced by Bertrand Castelli
Lorees Yerby
Written by Bertrand Castelli
Harry Hurwitz
Lorees Yerby
Starring John Carradine
Vivian Blaine
Mickey Rooney
Cinematography Victor Petrashevic
Edited by Emil Haviv
Aurora City Group
Distributed by Billings
Release date
  • July 31, 1972 (1972-07-31)
Running time
83 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Richard is a 1972 film directed by Harry Hurwitz. The film was notable as it was a lampoon of President Richard Nixon before the Watergate scandal.


In order to earn his wings, a Guardian Angel (Rooney) comes down from heaven to train Richard (Dixon) to be President of the United States. He wins the 1968 Presidential Election which was, in reality, sponsored by a group of Irishmen on a bet.


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