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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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Carole Werner: You got something to eat?
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Carole Werner: What do you mean, left? When did you make it?
Victor Skakapopulis: In April, but if you smother it with pepper it's fine.
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Here I Am
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Music by Burt Bacharach (uncredited)
Lyrics by Hal David (uncredited)
Sung by Dionne Warwick
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Most hilarious sex comedy of the 60's.
20 November 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

First movie written by Woody Allen, What's New Pussycat is probably the most hilarious sex comedy of the 60's. The cast is incredible, the script excellent as well as the music written by Burt Bacharach, who has worked several times for the Karl Feldman (e.g. Casino Royale).

The movie is focused on the emotional problems of Michael James (Peter O'Toole) who's not ready to get engaged with Carol (Romy Schneider) for fear to have to renounce to the adventure with other girls. To resolve his problem, he will consult Dr Fassbender (Peter Sellers) a psychiatrist that is actually a sex maniac, incredibly envious a the success of Michael. Peter Sellers is wonderfully hilarious in this role and prove again that he is an excellent actor often under exploited. The movie has also loads of secondary characters that will made you cry with laughter : Victor plays by Woody Allen, hilarious as usual, Renee (Capucine) the nymphomaniac, Anna the wagnerian singer (Eddra Gale) or the sex symbol Ursula Andress.

The only thing you could reproach this movie is the poor direction by Clive Donner but this not a great deal in comparison to the hilarious Woody Allen's screenplay and cast of wonderful actors.


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