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What's New Pussycat (1965)

 -  Comedy  -  22 June 1965 (USA)
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A playboy who refuses to give up his hedonistic lifestyle to settle down and marry his true love seeks help from a demented psychoanalyst who is having romantic problems of his own.

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Michael James (as Peter O'toole)
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Carole
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Renée
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Liz
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Rita
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Anna Fassbender (as Edra Gale)
Katrin Schaake ...
Jacqueline
Eléonore Hirt ...
Mrs. Werner (as Eleonor Hirt)
Jean Parédès ...
Marcel (as Jean Paredes)
Jacques Balutin ...
Etienne
Jess Hahn ...
Mr. Werner
Howard Vernon ...
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Philippe
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Michael James, a notorious womanizer, desperately wants to be faithful to his fiancée Carole, but runs into serious problems since every woman he meets seems to fall in love with him. His psychoanalyst Dr. Fassbender can't help him either since he's busy courting one of his patients who in turn longs for Michael. A catastrophe appears on the horizon as all the characters check into the Chateau Chantelle hotel for the weekend not knowing of each other's presence. Written by Robert Zeithammel

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Was gibt's Neues, Pussy?  »

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Groucho Marx was to have played Dr. Fassbender in the Warren Beatty version. See more »

Goofs

Near the end during the go-cart scene, Dr. Fassbender enters a farmyard in his go-cart and ends up on a horse; however immediately afterwards he is seen driving the go-cart again. See more »

Quotes

Michael James: Pussycat from the sky, I can't resist you.
Rita: Don't resist. Capitulate.
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Here I Am
(1965)
Music by Burt Bacharach (uncredited)
Lyrics by Hal David (uncredited)
Sung by Dionne Warwick
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Pussycat-after almost 40 years...
17 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, after almost 40 years this movie is a little dated; but, when it came out it was hilariously off-the-wall! The movie, when it was released was a refreshing, non-conformist poke-in-the-eye to the prigs and prudes of the day. At that time, people were used to "Doris Day" and the list from the Catholic church. Yes, I know, in this age, little if anything is left to the imagination. At that time, everything was left to the imagination. Consider the times. The ad-libbed bar scene between O'Toole and Sellers was brilliant besides being hilarious. And then there is the interplay among the members of Dr. Fassbender's and his patients and Dr. Fassbender and his family.


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