Review: ‘The Strongest Man in the World’

The students of Medfield College unintentionally zap the laws of nature with unexpected and sometimes hilarious results. Through a lab accident, they concoct a scientific formula which gives people superhuman strength, a spoof on vitality and energy claims of cereal companies.

The students of Medfield College unintentionally zap the laws of nature with unexpected and sometimes hilarious results. Through a lab accident, they concoct a scientific formula which gives people superhuman strength, a spoof on vitality and energy claims of cereal companies.

The script rivets on situation of the school’s reputation and financial stability tied in with sale of the formula to a cereal outfit and participating in an intercollegiate weight-lifting contest. The other team is sponsored by a rival cereal concern, acknowledgedly the No. 1 because of its previous success in out-publicizing the merits of its product.

Joe Flynn, who died just after pic was finished, is the sputtering college dean, faced with the threat by the college board that he’s through unless he can create a financial turn-around and Kurt Russell is the student responsible for the formula and Cesar Romero cops a hand as the slick heavy.

The Strongest Man in the World

Production

Walt Disney. Director Vincent McEveety; Producer Bill Anderson; Screenplay Joseph L. McEveety, Herman Groves; Camera Andrew Jackson; Editor Cotton Warburton; Music Robert F. Brunner; Art Director John B. Mansbridge, Jack Senter

Crew

(Color) Extract of a review from 1975. Running time: 92 MIN.

With

Kurt Russell Joe Flynn Eve Arden Cesar Romero Phil Silvers Dick Van Patten
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