WriterBob Booker, Stan Cornyn, George Foster Release dateMay 6, 1970 ScreenplayStan Cornyn, Bob Booker, George Foster CastRichard Pryor, Maureen OSullivan, Dorothy Lamour, Joe Louis, Butterfly McQueen Similar moviesSchool of Rock (2003), Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989), Believe (2007), Rock the Kasbah (2015), Be Cool (2005)
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The Phynx is a 1970 comedy film directed by Lee H. Katzin about a rock and roll band named The Phynx and their mission in foreign affairs. The group is sent to the country of Albania to locate celebrity hostages taken prisoner by Communists.
This turned out to be the final film appearance for several of the veteran performers in the cast, including Leo Gorcey, George Tobias and Marilyn Maxwell.
The Phynx was barely released and has since become something of an obscure, rarely seen cult film; bootleg copies for many years turned up on auction websites before Warner Archive officially released the film on DVD for the first time in October 2012.