The Statue (1971)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Farce  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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David Niven is Alex, a scholar who has won the Nobel Prize for developing a universal language. The U.S. State Department has decided to honor him with a statue, to be displayed in London's Grosvenor Square. The commission for the project went to Alex's wife Rhonda (Virna Lisi), who has designed a statue that is completely nude, without even a fig leaf. Husband Alex sees that is it a perfect replica of himself, except for the part usually covered by fig leaves. He accuses his wife of using one of her lovers as a model and begins a hilarious search for the original. Robert Vaughn has some good lines as the American Ambassador, discussing the couple's controversy with the President.

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extramarital-affair, language, love, nudity, prize, romance, sculpture, search, self-discovery, statue, teacher, traveling, wife