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Cast overview, first billed only:
Casey Barnett
Paul Sloane
Laurie Gibson
Madame Coco La Fontaine
Pierre Olaf ...
Miiko Taka ...
Chou Chou
Irving Jacobson ...
Mr. Fromkis
Jay Novello ...
Mrs. Sarah Fromkis
Renzo Cesana ...
Leon Belasco ...
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Painter Paul Sloan feels he's a failure, since nobody will buy his paintings. His art dealer informs him, that the works of an artist become much more wanted and valuable if the artist is dead. Therefore, Paul, together with his friend Casey Barnett, plans to fake his own suicide. However, it starts looking like Casey has murdered Paul and when Casey starts making a move for Paul's fiancée, he decides to get revenge. However, Paul falls in love with Nikki, who has also tried to commit suicide. Written by Anders E Lundin

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Two nimble American rascals turn Paris on its ear!!!




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Release Date:

8 July 1965 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

El arte de amar  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Mae West was originally offered the role of Madame Coco La Fontaine but the producers refused to let her write her own dialogue, so the part went to Ethel Merman. See more »


Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Norman Jewison (1999) See more »


Written by Cy Coleman and Don Raye
Performed by Ethel Merman
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Hey Hollyweird! WHY ISN'T THIS CLASSIC ON DVD & TAPE!?!?!?!?
15 January 2004 | by (Fayetteville, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen, and I can not, for the life of me, understand why it STILL isn't out on Tape or DVD. Its premise is hysterical and the acting is pure Academy Awards! Especially the old lady who sits by the Guillotine and cackles nothing but "Guillotine! Ha Ha Ha! Guillotine!" I swear; everyone in this film is GREAT! James Garner; Dick Van Dyke; Elke Sommer: Angie Dickinson; They're all hysterical, and the last 15 or 20 minutes of the film is is a total riot! PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE, Hollyweird Moguls, Get this one out to us!!!! With all the celluloid effluvia out nowadays, let's get this CLASSIC out as soon as possible!!!

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