A wonderfully bizarre cinematic nugget of the psychedelic era. The Phynx is the ultimate pre-fab pop group, created by a supercomputer called M.O.T.H.A. and catapulted to fame by the CIA-like SSA (Super Secret Agency), aided by some of Lieber-Stoller’s less stellar tunes.
The plan is for the computer-created group to go behind the Iron Curtain to Albania and rescue a vast collection of American cultural heroes who have been kidnapped by those darn Commies including Ed Sullivan, Joe Louis, Ruby Keeler, Dorothy Lamour, Trini Lopez, George Jessel, the Bowery Boys’ Leo Gorcey, Busby Berkeley, Guy Lombardo, Colonel Sanders (!), Jay (Tonto) Silverheels, Rudy Vallee, Johnny Weissmuller and Xavier Cugat . . .
The four actors playing the band members are unmemorable and, indeed, remain unknown to this day, and the celebrity cast – though impressive in sheer volume – gets little to do.
Michael A. Miller
Wee Johnny Wilson
The Box (voice)
The London Belly
The Copenhagen Belly
The Italian Belly
The Lone Ranger
Number 1 Fan (Muriel Oxenberg Murphy)
Lee H Katzin