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Release Date:
22 June 1965 (USA) See more »
FOLLOW US... ...and find the answer to the comedy question of the year! See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 nominations See more »
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Swinging 60's Sex Romp!! See more (74 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Sellers ... Dr. Fritz Fassbender

Peter O'Toole ... Michael James (as Peter O'toole)

Romy Schneider ... Carole

Capucine ... Renée

Paula Prentiss ... Liz

Woody Allen ... Victor

Ursula Andress ... Rita

Eddra Gale ... 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 ... Doctor

Michel Subor ... Philippe

Sabine Sun ... Nurse
Nicole Karen ... Tempest
Jacqueline Fogt ... Charlotte
Daniel Emilfork ... Gas Station Man
Tanya Lopert ... Miss Lewis
Barbara Sommers ... Miss Marks (as Barbara Somers)
Robert Rollis ... Car Renter
Annette Poivre ... Emma
Richard Saint-Bris ... Le Maire
Marion Conrad ... 1st Stripteaser

Maggie Wright ... 2nd Stripteaser
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean-Yves Autrey ... Fassbinder's Child (uncredited)
Rosemary Blake ... Miss Pringle (uncredited)

Richard Burton ... Man in Strip Club (uncredited)
Georges Douking ... Concierge at Renee's Apartment (uncredited)
Colin Drake ... Durell - Mental Patient (uncredited)
Louis Falavigna ... Jean (uncredited)
Gordon Felio ... Fat Man (uncredited)

Françoise Hardy ... Mayor's Secretary (uncredited)

Louise Lasser ... Masseuse (uncredited)
Edouard F. Médard ... Nash (uncredited)
Nadine Papin ... Fassbinder's Child (uncredited)
Gilbert Servien ... Barman (uncredited)
Norbert Terry ... Kelly (uncredited)
Pascal Wolf ... Fassbinder's Child (uncredited)

Jean-Pierre Zola ... Renée's neighbor (uncredited)

Directed by
Clive Donner 
Writing credits
Woody Allen (original screenplay)

Produced by
Charles K. Feldman .... producer
John C. Shepridge .... executive producer
Richard Sylbert .... associate producer
Warren Beatty .... executive producer (uncredited)
John Dark .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Burt Bacharach (music composed by)
Cinematography by
Jean Badal (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Fergus McDonell 
Art Direction by
Jacques Saulnier 
Costume Design by
Gladys de Segonzac (costumes)
Makeup Department
Charles E. Parker .... chief make-up (as Charles Parker)
Jacqueline Juillard .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Henri Jaquillard .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Enrico Isacco .... first assistant director
Richard Talmadge .... second unit director (as Richard Talmage)
Art Department
Charles Merangel .... set dresser
Frank Frazetta .... poster artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Dino Di Campo .... sound editor (as Dino di Campo)
Jacques Gérardot .... sound recordist (as Jacques Gerardot)
Antoine Petitjean .... sound engineer
William Robert Sivel .... sound engineer (as W.R. Sivel)
Hugh Strain .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
R.A. MacDonald .... special effects (as M. MacDonald)
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Brun .... camera operator
Henri Persin .... director of photography: second unit
Vincent Rossell .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mia Fonssagrives .... clothes designer: Fonssagrives-Tiel partner (uncredited)
Vicki Tiel .... clothes designer: Fonssagrives-Tiel partner (uncredited)
Music Department
Burt Bacharach .... composer: songs
Charles Blackwell .... arranger: songs
Charles Blackwell .... conductor: songs
Hal David .... composer: songs
Paul B. Clay .... scoring mixer: songs (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Charles K. Feldman .... presenter
Jean Guélis .... choreography (as Jean Guelis)
Richard Talmadge .... director: karting sequence (as Richard Talmage)
Richard Williams .... titles
Paul Lemaire .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jean-Étienne Siry .... poster designer (french version) (uncredited)
Richard Talmadge .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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108 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Australia:SOA (original rating) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics (re-release) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video) | USA:Approved | West Germany:12
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Capucine plays a character named Renée Lefébvre. Capucine's birth name is Germaine Lefébvre.See more »
Continuity: When Michael arrives at Carol's apartment he's carrying a pot of flowers. The flowers he takes out of the car are a very light pink. After he enters the apartment, the flowers he's holding are completely different - a much darker, brighter pink and their shape and arrangement are also different.See more »
Anna Fassbender:Foiled by a cheap cinematic trick!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cat People (1982)See more »
Dance Mamma, Dance Pappa, DanceSee more »


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18 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Swinging 60's Sex Romp!!, 27 April 2004
Author: mrcaw1 from United States

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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