Ringo Starr attends the UK premiere of Candy

Ringo Starr attended the UK premiere of Candy on 20 February 1969 at the Odeon Cinema in Kensington, London.

Candy had opened in the USA on 17 December 1968. It was directed by Christian Marquand and written by Buck Henry, based on the 1958 novel by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg. The plot is loosely based on Voltaire’s 1759 novel Candide.

The sex comedy starred Ewa Aulin in the title role, and also featured Charles Aznavour, Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, James Coburn, John Huston, and Walter Matthau. Starr played the role of Emmanuel, Candy’s Mexican gardener.

Ringo Starr and Ewa Aulin at the Candy premiere, London, 20 February 1969

Candy was made with a budget of $2.7 million, and took over $16 million at the box office.

Last updated: 20 February 2023
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