Chafed Elbows (1966)

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Chafed Elbows is a 1966 film directed by Robert Downey, Sr. A manic comic parody made for $12,000, Chafed Elbows was a commercial success that raised the flag of the underground film scene and elevated the good cause of bad taste. Downey photographed most of the movie with a still 35mm camera and had the film processed at Walgreens drugstore. These pictures were animated alongside a few live-action scenes and almost all the dialogue was dubbed to rather hilarious effect. One scene was even shot in Anthology Film Archives's upstairs theater back in the days when the building was still a defunct downtown courthouse. All 13 of the female roles were played by Elsie Downey, Robert Downey's wife, and the lead male role by George Morgan.

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