Movie Details

In his only starring made-for-TV movie, comedian Jonathan Winters plays an art expert engaged by an insurance company. Winters is assigned to protect a valuable Rembrandt, on loan from the Louvre to a major New York gallery. The Rembrandt disappears and passes through several hands (including the pudgy paws of an Arabian shiek) before Winters can save the day. Now You See It, Now You Don't is overloaded with guest stars (Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, Jack Weston), as though the producers didn't think Winters could carry a film by himself. The best moment is a restaurant scene in which Jonathan Winters is permitted a few precious moments of improvisational fancy. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi