“Into the blue!”
In World War II, Captain Invincible (Alan Arkin) used his superpowers against gangsters and the Nazis, and he was a hero. But when McCarthy’s Senate Subcommittee accused him of supporting the Communists, he retired to Australia in the 1950s.
Now, after an American super-secret Hypno-Ray superweapon is stolen, he’s asked to come back to help. Unfortunately, he’s now an alcoholic.
Eventually, a policewoman named Patty (Kate Fitzpatrick) convinces him to put his cape back on, clean up his act, and save the world. But first, the legend in a leotard must learn how to fly all over again, regain control over his magnetic powers, and reprogram his amazing computer brain.
The film was originally not a musical but director Philippe Mora (a huge fan of musicals who had always aspired to make one) requested to have the script changed to transform it into a musical.
Christopher Lee steals the film as dastardly arch-villain Mr Midnight, whose nefarious plot is to sucker a lot of “racially impure” New Yorkers into buying shoreside cottages and then send the whole community off into the ocean.
Australian Prime Minister
New York Police Captain