5.8/10
72
5 user 6 critic

Panic Button (1964)

A businessman plans to solve his tax problems by financing a film version of "Romeo and Juliet". He hires Maurice Chevalier and Jayne Mansfield to play the title roles, and Akim Tamiroff to... See full summary »

Writers:

, (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The fall of a blonde, Mansfield, from innocence to prostitution. Mansfield died before the movie was completed.

Director: Matt Cimber
Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Dorothy Keller, Fabian Dean
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Three thieves rip off a shipment of used money being sent back to the US. As they are escaping the robbery (after having taken a hostage), they wind up on an island in a hotel with an ... See full summary »

Directors: Gustav Gavrin, Richard E. Cunha, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Cameron Mitchell, Dodie Heath
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After a drunken spree on a cruise ship, two women discover that they're pregnant, and set out to find who the fathers are.

Director: King Donovan
Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Marie McDonald, Tommy Noonan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

"Doctor" Jayne Mansfield is in Italy to show a peer her documentary about mating customs from around the world while at the same time having to deal with two bellhops who have an idea or two about mating with Jayne.

Director: Luigi Scattini
Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia
The Fat Spy (1966)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Off the coast of Florida, a nearly-deserted island is rumored to have the fountain of youth. A boatload of teenage kids are headed there for a scavenger hunt. Wellington, the island's ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Cates
Stars: Phyllis Diller, Jack E. Leonard, Brian Donlevy
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Gangster hires down-and-out press agent to make his blonde bimbo girlfriend a singing star.

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O'Brien
Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In 1896 it is announced that the Olympic Games will be revived in Athens. A young shepherd, Spiridon Loues, decides to enter the 26-mile marathon. Once in Athens, he meets Christina Gratsos... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Marton
Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Trax Colton, Nico Minardos
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Billie and Kristy lead a gang of armed robbers who steal from banks, armoured cars, and the like. When Billie's lover, Jim, gets caught by the police after stashing a large amount of money,... See full summary »

Director: John Gilling
Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Anthony Quayle, Carl Möhner
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In London's Soho, Johnny Solo runs the Pink Flamingo Club. He's tough to intimidate. So when he starts getting threats and demands for protection, he fights back. Behind the takeover plot ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young
Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Leo Genn, Karlheinz Böhm
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A Hillbilly hits the big time in Las Vegas.

Director: Arthur C. Pierce
Stars: Ferlin Husky, Jayne Mansfield, Mamie Van Doren
Female Jungle (1956)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Several persons, including an off duty policeman and a weird rich guy, are suspects in the murder of a beautiful actress.

Director: Bruno VeSota
Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Jayne Mansfield, John Carradine
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Joan Collins, Jayne Mansfield and Dan Dailey star in this engaging drama based on a novel by John Steinbeck. Three strangers - a stripper (Mansfield), an alcoholic wife (Collins) and a ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Vicas
Stars: Joan Collins, Jayne Mansfield, Dan Dailey
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Philippe Fontaine
...
Louise Harris
...
Angela
...
Frank Pagano (as Michael Connors)
...
Pandowski
Carlo Croccolo ...
Guido
Vincent Barbi ...
Mario
Kenny Delmar ...
(voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mimo Billi
Luciano Bonanni
Angela Cavo
Amos Davoli
Angelo Dessy
Mino Doro
Attilio Dottesio
Edit

Storyline

A businessman plans to solve his tax problems by financing a film version of "Romeo and Juliet". He hires Maurice Chevalier and Jayne Mansfield to play the title roles, and Akim Tamiroff to direct. The finished film is shown at the Venice Film Festival, where it's considered a witty parody and awarded a Golden Lion. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Wildly! Wickedly! Wonderfully Funny! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

April 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Let's Go Bust  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Several of Shakespeare's plays are referenced: from Romeo and Juliet only the balcony scene is shown but Chevalier's audition piece is from Macbeth, and there is a scene in which mobsters read extracts from King Lear and A Midsummer Night's Dream. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mansfield 66/67 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Chase In Venice
Written and Performed by Georges Garvarentz Et Son Orchestre
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
There are some redeeming qualities here....
3 March 2001 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

If one ignores the pathetic quality of the actual film stock used to bring this to the screen, If one ignores the sad overacting of Mr. Chevalier, If one ignores the convoluted plot, If one ignores the eccentric direction,

One will find some redeeming qualities in Panic Button:

The scenes of Europe, a more innocent Europe, a different mannered Europe were handled well. I really felt transported to the early 60's.

One is able to observe the way that our sensibilities have changed in such few years.

We observe that the sophistication of moviemaking has come a very long way from those days.

I watched this movie with not as much cringing as other reviewers. I tend to discern some of the good things that directors try to bring to movies.

And lastly, I did laugh and I did smile where I should have. So for that, I must at least give Panic Button a "6".


9 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Panic Button (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?