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What's New Pussycat (1965)

Approved | | Comedy | 22 June 1965 (USA)
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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Cast

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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)
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Jacqueline
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Mrs. Werner (as Eleonor Hirt)
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Marcel (as Jean Paredes)
Jacques Balutin ...
Etienne
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Mr. Werner
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Doctor
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Philippe
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Storyline

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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[under cast listing] They're all together again! (for the first time!) See more »

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Was gibt's Neues, Pussy?  »

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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

Carole Werner: We're married thirty seconds and already you look at other women.
Michael James: I had to look at her, she was talking to me, I looked in the direction the sound was coming from.
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Connections

Referenced in Sam and Max: What's New Beelzebub (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Here I Am
(1965)
Music by Burt Bacharach (uncredited)
Lyrics by Hal David (uncredited)
Sung by Dionne Warwick
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Swinging 60's Sex Romp!!
27 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What's New Pussycat? (1965) As a sex maniac psychologist, Peter Sellers creates one of the funniest characterizations achieved in the 1960s. Half the cast goes to him to be treated for, what else? Sexual addiction! Peter O'Toole is his primary patient, who earns his reputation as a smooth sophisticated playboy by cheating on the delicious Romy Schneider (taken from us tragically too soon) with: Capuccine, Paula Prentis and Bond-icon Ursula Andress!

Lots of groovy chicks, groovy guys, Pucci dresses, romps in out-of-the-way hotels and the incomparable Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass soundtrack with Tom Jones thrown in for good measure. It's a fine and fitting debut for Woody Allen, who acts as both writer and supporting cast member. With Casino Royale, this is one of the screwballiest comedies of the '60s.


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