Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal in What's Up, Doc? (1972)
Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal in What's Up, Doc? (1972)
What’s Up, Doc? (1972)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

What’s Up, Doc?

Peter Bogdanovich | United States | 1972 | G

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Wed 28 Jun 2023

Bogdanovich’s exquisitely paced screwball comedy is a loving homage to the genre’s classical era, particularly Hawks’ Bringing Up Baby. Barbra Streisand stars as the warmly exasperating Judy who will stop at nothing to win over Ryan O’Neal’s dithering musicologist. Adding to the chaos are absurd subplots involving mistaken identity and misplaced luggage, a note-perfect feature debut performance by Madeline Kahn, and dynamic San Francisco location cinematography by László Kovács. With Kenneth Mars, Austin Pendleton and Michael Murphy.

35mm print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive, Australia.

Format: 35mm
Language: English
Source: NFSA
Courtesy: National Film and Sound Archive, Australia
Runtime: 94 mins

Event duration

94 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Born in upstate New York to immigrants who had fled the Nazis, Peter Bogdanovich (1939–2022) will always be remembered as the notable American auteur who took the French path from criticism to filmmaking...

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