Warner Brothers turned off the money before Brian De Palma was able to finish shooting this anarchic 1973 comedy. Consequently, the plotline, about a business executive (Tom Smothers) who decides to chuck it all and become a magician, is even more confusing than it would have been otherwise. De Palma, though, gets off some interesting shots (there’s a witty parody of a Hitchcock track under the opening credits), and Orson Welles does some magic tricks. A mess, but not intolerable. With John Astin, Allen Garfield, and Katharine Ross. 91 min.