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Monkeys, Go Home! (1967). "I want to see the monkeys."

Join us for this week's episode "Monkeys, Go Home". We talk Frenchman, toxic jealously, single french ladies, being the monkey man, inherited gifts, faking out your anger and why you always go as low and dirty as possible in local politics. Does this movie have us climbing the walls in celebration or are we content swinging through the trees? Find out now!


Storyline :Henry Dussard, a young American, inherits a picturesque but badly neglected olive farm in southern France and is determined to make it operational again despite cautionary advice from the local priest and a pretty villager. Desperate for laborers, the inventive Dussard turns to the zaniest crew of olive pickers ever recruited - four mischievous monkeys! As former members of an Air Force space team, these intelligent chimps quickly pick up on their new responsibilities - but prove to have a turbulent effect on the local townspeople

Writers: Maurice Tombragel (screenplay), and G.K. Wilkinson(book "The Monkeys")

Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Dean Jones and Yvette Mimieux

Awards: None

Film Budget: Unknown

Gross Worldwide: Unknown


Would this movie have been improved by more music? Who knows.


It's a bunch of banana bandits getting away with these facts!

  1. This is the last film project for Maurice Chevalier before his retirement.

  2. The film started production when Walt Disney was still alive but was not released until after his death.

  3. An unusual movie project for director Andrew V. McLaglen, mostly knows for his war-action paced ensemble movies and his western acted with the likes of Robert Mitchum, John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Richard Widmark and Dean Martin.

  4. Besides the Disney Studio in Burbank, ''Monkeys, Go Home!'' was shot at Disney's Golden Oak Ranch utilizing sets created for the Zorro (1957) TV series.

  5. Yvette Mimieux would starred in one future Disney movie: The Black Hole (1979).


Monkey's Go Home! is unfortunately not on Disney+ but you can rent it on Amazon here.

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