The Ritz

The funny season begins when you check in for a night at The Ritz.

The Ritz (1976)


On his deathbed Carmine Vespucci's father tells him to "get Proclo". With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine can't find him. He arrives at the Ritz, a gay bathhouse where he is pursued amorously by "chubby chaser" Paul B. Price and by entertainer Googie Gomez who believes him to be a broadway producer. His guides through the Ritz are gatekeeper Abe, habitue Chris, and bellhop/go-go-boys Tiger and Duff. Squeaky-voiced detective Michael Brick and his employer Carmine do locate Gateano at the Ritz, as does his wife Vivian. Written by Ed Stephan

Director: Richard Lester
Writer: Terrence McNally

Release Date: 1976-08-12
Status: Released
Run time: 91 min / 1:31
Production Companies : Courtyard Films, Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Countries: United States of America, United Kingdom



Jack Weston
Gaetano Proclo
Rita Moreno
Googie Gomez
F. Murray Abraham
Treat Williams
Michael Brick
Jerry Stiller
Carmine Vespucci
Kaye Ballard
Vivian Proclo
Paul B. Price
Claude Perkins
Bessie Love
George Coulouris
Old Man Vespucci
Dave King
John Everson


Directing Richard Lester Director
Writing Terrence McNally Theatre Play
Writing Terrence McNally Screenplay

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