Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: TBD

The President's Analyst Details


The President's Analyst is James Coburn, whose position makes him privy to any number of delicate government secrets. Thus Coburn becomes a most desirable prize for several secret-agent organizations, including the CEA and the FBR (we know who these folks are really supposed to be, even though the phony names were crudely dubbed onto the soundtrack after the film was completed). When Coburn becomes expendable, he finds a pair of strong allies in the form of likeable political assassin Godfrey Cambridge and gay Soviet spy Severn Darden. The main plot involves an insidious, unnamed concern that wishes to harness Coburn's talents in order to brainwash the president -- and everyone else in America -- into submission. The President's Analyst is a terrific, on-target satire of virtually every sacred cow of the late 1960s; the satire was so potent, in fact, that when the NBC network broadcast the film in the early 1970s, it was compelled to remove the picture's punchline. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 21, 1967


James Coburn
as Dr. Sidney Schaefer
Godfrey Cambridge
as Don Masters
Severn Darden
as Kropotkin
Pat Harrington, Jr.
as Arlington Hewes
Jill Banner
as Snow White
Eduard Franz
as Ethan Allen Cockett
Walter Burke
as Henry Lux
William Daniels
as Wynn Quantrill
Joan Darling
as Jeff Quantrill
Arte Johnson
as Sullivan
Martin Horsey
as 1st Puddlian
William Beckley
as Puddlian
Kathleen Hughes
as Tourist


Theodore J. Flicker
Stanley Crea Rubin
Theodore J. Flicker
William A. Fraker
Theodore J. Flicker
Lalo Schifrin
Composer (Music Score)
Stuart H. Pappe
Pato Guzman
Production Designer
Hal Pereira
Art Director
Howard W. Koch
Executive Producer
Robert R. Benton
Set Designer
Arthur Krams
Set Designer
Jack Bear
Costume Designer
Kurt Neumann
First Assistant Director
Wally Westmore
Emile LaVigne