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What's New Pussycat (1965)

Approved  |   |  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)
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Marcel (as Jean Paredes)
Jacques Balutin ...
Etienne
Jess Hahn ...
Mr. Werner
Howard Vernon ...
Doctor
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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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22 June 1965 (USA)  »

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Was gibt's Neues, Pussy?  »

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The make and model of Michael James (Peter O'Toole)' jalopy vehicle was a British light blue circa 1934-1935 or 1936-37 Singer Nine Le Mans Special Speed model convertible convertible sports car. See more »

Goofs

When the anarchist's bomb explodes, Carole does not react to it, although everybody does. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Fritz Fassbender: I've hated you from the first moment I married you!
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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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Swinging 60's Sex Romp!!
27 April 2004 | by (New York) – 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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