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The Monkey's Uncle (1965). "We need to find a way to cheat honestly..."

Updated: May 12, 2020

A wacky film in true 1960's Disney fashion. The Monkey's Uncle is a movie both of us had never heard of before but our lives sure are better or at least more hilarious after watching this very confusing slapstick movie. Available on Disney+ check this out for yourselves to get the true experience!



Synopsis : Midvale College is in fear of losing its college football team. The players have grades lower than the norm. Judge Holmesby, the team's biggest fan, is at a loss for what to do. Enter Merlin Jones, a bright college student, and his nephew Stanley, an intelligent chimpanzee. The judge wants Merlin to create an "honest way to cheat". Merlin uses "sleep learning" to help the players pass their exams. This saves the college football program from being banished, but not for long...the college is tempted to receive a $1 million dollar check from a Mr. Astorbilt. The catch is though the college must get rid of football. Judge Holmesby finds Darius Green III, who will pay $10 million dollars to the college if they can get a man to fly under his own power. The task is in Merlin's hands again. Can Merlin win the day and save the football team?

Writers: Alfred Lewis Levitt, Helen Levitt

Director: Robert Stevenson

Stars: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Leon Ames

Film Budget: Unknown

Cumulative Worldwide Gross: Unknown

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