Zelig

Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, Babe Ruth, and others.
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Film Cast:

  • Leonard Zelig: Woody Allen
  • Dr. Eudora Nesbitt Fletcher: Mia Farrow
  • The Narrator (voice): Patrick Horgan
  • Dr. Sindell: John Buckwalter
  • Glandular Diagnosis Doctor: Marvin Chatinover
  • Mexican Food Doctor: Stanley Swerdlow
  • Dr. Birsky: Paul Nevens
  • Hypodermic Doctor: Howard Erskine
  • Other Doctor: Richard Whiting
  • Other Doctor: Ralph Bell
  • Other Doctor: Will Hussung
  • Freshman #1: Gale Hansen
  • Freshman #2: Michael Jeter
  • Workers Rally Speaker: Peter McRobbie
  • Charles Koslow: Richard Litt
  • Sister Ruth: Mary Louise Wilson
  • Telephone Operator: Alice Beardsley
  • Woman on Telephone: Paula Trueman
  • Actor Zelig: Garrett M. Brown
  • Actress Fletcher: Marianne Tatum
  • Actor Doctor: Charles Denny
  • Actor Koslow: Michael Kell
  • Paul Deghuee: John Rothman
  • Lita Fox: Deborah Rush
  • Lita’s Lawyer: Stanley Simmonds
  • Zelig’s Lawyer: Robert Berger
  • Helen Gray: Jeanine Jackson
  • Greek Waiter: John Doumanian
  • Rally Chancellor: Willy Holt
  • Susan Sontag – Contemporary Interviews: Susan Sontag
  • Saul Bellow – Contemporary Interviews: Saul Bellow
  • Irving Howe – Contemporary Interviews: Irving Howe
  • Calvin Turner – Contemporary Interviews: Marshall Cole Sr.
  • Older Dr. Fletcher – Contemporary Interviews: Ellen Garrison
  • Mike Geibell – Contemporary Interviews: Jack Cannon
  • Ted Bierbauer – Contemporary Interviews: Theodore R. Smits
  • Older Paul Deghuee – Contemporary Interviews: Sherman Loud
  • Older Sister Meryl Fletcher – Contemporary Interviews: Elizabeth Rothschild
  • Oswald Pohl – Contemporary Interviews: Kuno Sponholz
  • Pathe News Announcer (voice): Ed Herlihy
  • Hearst Metrotone Announcer (voice): Dwight Weist
  • Experimental Drugs Doctor: George Hamlin
  • Man in Barber Chair: Robert Iglesia
  • Man in Park: Eli Resnick
  • Scotsman: Edward McPhillips
  • Martin Geist: Sol Lomita
  • Man on Telephone: Ed Lane
  • Miss Baker: Sharon Ferrol-Young
  • Martinez: Dimitri Vassilopoulos
  • Sister Meryl: Stephanie Farrow
  • City Hall Speaker: Francis Beggins
  • Dr. Fletcher’s Mother: Jean Trowbridge
  • On-Camera Interviewer: Ken Chapin
  • Hearst Guest: Gerald Klein
  • Hearst Guest: Vincent Jerman-Jerosa
  • Zelig’s Wife: Erma Campbell
  • Wrist Victim: Anton Marco
  • House-Painting Victim: Louise Deitch
  • Vilification Woman: Bernice Dowis
  • Carter Dean: Bernie Herold
  • German Girl (uncredited): Elizabeth Kaitan
  • Other Doctor (uncredited): Arthur Anderson
  • Voice of Helen Kane (uncredited): Mae Questel
  • Charleston Dancer (uncredited): Bubba Dean Rambo
  • Beauty Contestant (uncredited): Kim Johnston Ulrich

Film Crew:

  • Assistant Production Coordinator: Todd M. Thaler
  • Casting: Juliet Taylor
  • Writer: Woody Allen
  • Director of Photography: Gordon Willis
  • Producer: Robert Greenhut
  • Set Decoration: Leslie Bloom
  • Production Coordinator: Helen Robin
  • Executive Producer: Charles H. Joffe
  • Executive Producer: Jack Rollins
  • Editor: Susan E. Morse
  • Production Design: Mel Bourne
  • Makeup Designer: Fern Buchner
  • Hair Designer: Romaine Greene
  • First Assistant Director: Frederic B. Blankfein
  • Makeup Artist: John Caglione Jr.
  • Gaffer: Ray Quinlan
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Dan Sable
  • Apprentice Sound Editor: Lynn Sable
  • Production Sound Mixer: James Sabat
  • Original Music Composer: Dick Hyman
  • Unit Manager: Ezra Swerdlow
  • Costume Design: Santo Loquasto
  • Costume Assistant: Tom McKinley
  • Unit Publicist: Gail Sicilia
  • Location Manager: Timothy M. Bourne
  • Assistant Editor: Richard Nord
  • Associate Producer: Michael Peyser
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Jim Chory
  • Lead Set Dresser: Joseph Badalucco Jr.
  • Key Scenic Artist: James Sorice
  • Transportation Captain: James Fanning
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Fred Rosenberg
  • Thanks: Ken Murray
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Jeffrey Stern
  • Assistant Director: Thomas A. Reilly
  • Thanks: John Edward Allen
  • Costume Assistant: Richard Hornung
  • Art Direction: Speed Hopkins
  • Assistant Editor: Pamela Scott Arnold
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Duncan Scott
  • Property Master: James Mazzola
  • Special Effects: David J. Schweitzer
  • Still Photographer: Kerry Hayes
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Suzanne Pillsbury
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Debra Bard
  • Casting Associate: Paula Herold
  • Scenic Artist: Cosmo Sorice
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Rick Dior
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Harry Peck Bolles
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Stuart Robertson
  • Hairstylist: Werner Sherer
  • Sound Recordist: Frank Graziadei
  • Camera Operator: Dick Mingalone
  • Script Supervisor: Kay Chapin
  • Thanks: Irwin Young
  • Boom Operator: Louis Sabat
  • Grip: Ronald Burke
  • Key Grip: Robert Ward
  • Sound Engineer: Roy B. Yokelson
  • Driver: Patrick Hogan
  • Second Assistant Director: Tony Gittelson
  • Location Scout: Carol Nast
  • Second Assistant Camera: Bob Paone
  • Wardrobe Supervisor: Bill Christians
  • Construction Grip: Arne Olsen
  • Assistant Camera: Douglas C. Hart
  • Wardrobe Supervisor: Lancey Saunders Clough
  • Projection: Carl Turnquest
  • Sound Editor: Marjorie Deutsch
  • Best Boy Electric: Robert Connors
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Randall Coleman
  • Choreographer: Danny Daniels
  • Art Department Coordinator: Joan Lopate
  • Set Decoration: Janet Rosenbloom
  • Costume Assistant: Lyn Carroll
  • Location Scout: Cheryl Hill
  • Location Scout: Susan Rollins
  • Location Scout: Ken Rothstein
  • Apprentice Sound Editor: Janet Lund Robbins
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Gina Roose

Movie Reviews:

  • ltcomdata: A charming mockumentary about a fictional 1920s personality filmed as if cobbled together from old black-and-white footage.
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