Exactly 108 people voted in February’s poll, which asked “Have you seen the movie MASH?” This time, the results were incredibly lopsided. The vast majority of poll takers, 89% of them, said yes while only 11% said no. Written by Ring Lardner, Jr. and directed by Robert Altman, MASH (released in January of 1970) was a huge hit for 20th Century Fox. Much like the novel on which it was based, MASH bears very little resemblance to the television series we all know and love. I watched the first 20-25 minutes years ago when the movie was being shown on AMC and have owned a copy since 2006 but only because it was included in the Martinis and Medicine Collection. But I have no interest in watching it.
For the 89% of poll takers who have seen MASH, did you watch it before or after you started watching the television series? How many people saw it in theaters back in 1970?