Monkeys, Go Home!

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"Two people in love... three monkeys in business... and you in hysterics!"
  • G
  • 1967
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 5.7  (584)

In the 1967 family comedy film Monkeys, Go Home!, a group of monkeys and their caretaker are brought to a small town in rural France to help with the harvest of a local peach orchard. However, the monkeys quickly run amok, causing chaos and wreaking havoc on the peaceful town. The film stars Maurice Chevalier as Father Sylvain, a beloved local priest who serves as the narrator of the story. The lead role is played by Dean Jones, who portrays Hank Dussard, an American who inherits the peach orchard from his late uncle. Yvette Mimieux plays Maria Riserau, Hank's love interest and the daughter of the orchard's former owner.

At the beginning of the film, Hank is struggling to keep the orchard afloat, and he comes up with the idea of using monkeys to help with the harvest. With the help of a local animal handler named Emile (played by Bernard Woringer), he manages to acquire a group of monkeys and brings them to the orchard. However, the monkeys prove to be more trouble than they're worth, as they quickly escape from their cages and run amok through the town.

As the chaos unfolds, Father Sylvain and the rest of the town's residents struggle to deal with the mischievous monkeys. Meanwhile, Hank and Maria are forced to work together to try and round up the monkeys and prevent them from causing any more damage.

Throughout the film, there are plenty of comedic moments as the monkeys wreak havoc on the town. From stealing food from the local market to causing a car accident, the monkeys are a constant source of trouble. At the same time, there are also plenty of heartfelt moments, particularly as Father Sylvain provides guidance and wisdom to the other characters.

The film's setting in rural France adds to the movie's charm, with picturesque landscapes and quaint small-town scenery. With its mix of comedy, romance, and drama, Monkeys, Go Home! is a lighthearted film that manages to entertain while also delivering a positive message about the importance of working together and learning to take responsibility for one's actions.

The cast of the film delivers strong performances, with Maurice Chevalier bringing his signature charm to the role of Father Sylvain. Dean Jones and Yvette Mimieux also shine as the film's leads, with their chemistry helping to drive the story forward.

Overall, Monkeys, Go Home! is a delightful family movie that's perfect for a cozy night in. While it may not be a masterpiece of cinema, it's a feel-good film that's sure to bring a smile to your face.

Monkeys, Go Home! is a 1967 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

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    1 hr 41 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (584)