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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)
Jean Parédès ...
Marcel (as Jean Paredes)
Jacques Balutin ...
Etienne
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Mr. Werner
Howard Vernon ...
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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Comedy

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Release Date:

22 June 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Was gibt's Neues, Pussy?  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Near the start of the movie Peter O'Toole is seen walking behind a very short painter (Toulouse-Lautrec). Toulouse-Lautrec then sits at a table with several other people, one wearing a bandage over his ear in a reference to painter Vincent Van Gogh. 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

Dr. Fritz Fassbender: May I explain that what you see happening here is merely an illusion...
Anna Fassbender: An illusion?
Dr. Fritz Fassbender: An illusion. Shut the door, count three...
Anna Fassbender: Three?
Dr. Fritz Fassbender: Four, if you like, but close the door and you'll see it's just an illusion.
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Connections

Referenced in The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

What's New Pussycat
(1965)
Music by Burt Bacharach (uncredited)
Lyrics by Hal David (uncredited)
Sung by Tom Jones
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Feather-light entertainment
28 August 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Some have "analyzed" this (movie) with the heavy, combat-boot tone of the cerebral and moral second-millennium spirit. They say it belongs to the past, the bad bad bad 60s, full of irresponsibility and partying, sexual license and depravity.

Well I say HA! --- HA! HA!

Forget all those (mostly young!) preachers and dive into a silly, inconsequential, wacky movie, full of unrealistic characters doing unrealistic things. It is colorful, full of joy and beautiful people, unpretentious and charming. And in the end, the guy gets the girl and they get married.

As a young boomer, watching this is like slipping into Hush Puppies. You may say what you want about or against the "guilty" innocence of that era, but it sure was comfortable! I miss those times. And a note for the moderns: we were not that innocent, we knew that some of this was dangerous ground... but what do you know, living is the thing that makes you die.


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