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Release Date:
2 November 1966 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
...IT'S ALL ABOUT LIFE, LOVE...FUN See more »
Plot:
In comic Woody Allen's film debut, he took the Japanese action film "International Secret Police: Key of Keys" and re-dubbed it, changing the plot to make it revolve around a secret egg salad recipe. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Tiger Lily Serves Up A Loving Spoonful of Some REALLY Good Egg Salad See more (69 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
The Lovin' Spoonful ... Themselves
Frank Buxton ... Vocal Assist (voice)
Len Maxwell ... Vocal Assist (voice)

Louise Lasser ... Vocal Assist (voice)
Mickey Rose ... Vocal Assist (voice)
Julie Bennett ... Vocal Assist (voice)
Bryna Wilson ... Vocal Assist (voice)
Tatsuya Mihashi ... Phil Moscowitz (archive footage)

Mie Hama ... Teri Yaki (archive footage)

Woody Allen ... Himself / Dub Voice / Projectionist

Akiko Wakabayashi ... Suki Yaki (archive footage) (as Kiko Wakabayashi)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hideyo Amamoto ... Cobra Man (archive footage) (uncredited)
Steve Boone ... Himself - The Lovin' Spoonful (uncredited)
Joe Butler ... Himself - The Lovin' Spoonful (uncredited)
Susumu Kurobe ... Wing Fat (archive footage) (uncredited)

China Lee ... Dancer in Credits (uncredited)
Kumi Mizuno ... Phil's Date (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tadao Nakamaru ... Shepherd Wong (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tetsu Nakamura ... Foreign Minister (archive footage) (uncredited)
Sachio Sakai ... Hoodlum (archive footage) (uncredited)
Zal Yanovsky ... Himself - The Lovin' Spoonful (uncredited)
Osman Yusuf ... Gambler (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Woody Allen 
Senkichi Taniguchi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Woody Allen 
Julie Bennett 
Frank Buxton 
Louise Lasser 
Len Maxwell 
Mickey Rose 
Ben Shapiro  production conception
Bryna Wilson 

Produced by
Woody Allen .... associate producer
Reuben Bercovitch .... producer
Shin Morita .... producer: original japanese version (as Makoto Morita)
Henry G. Saperstein .... executive producer
Henry G. Saperstein .... producer
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer: original japanese version
 
Original Music by
The Lovin' Spoonful 
 
Cinematography by
Kazuo Yamada 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Krown (editorial supervisor)
 
Production Management
Jerry Goldstein .... production manager
 
Music Department
Jack Lewis .... music editor
The Lovin' Spoonful .... music performers
Fred Weinberg .... music score engineer
 
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Sue Kelly .... script supervisor
James H. Nicholson .... presenter
Phill Norman .... titles
 

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Runtime:
80 min | Spain:76 min (DVD edition)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
Woody Allen and a group of friends only did 60 minutes of dialogue for the movie. An additional 19 minutes was recorded using an actor mimicking Allen, plus footage of The Lovin' Spoonful. These additions were made without Allen's consultation.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: A glass filter is clearly seen being pulled away from the lens as Phil wakes up in the Sheik's palace.See more »
Quotes:
Smiling young man:Would the owner of the rickshaw with license plate number 406, please remove it. Your coolie has a hernia.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Mystery Men (1999)See more »

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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Tiger Lily Serves Up A Loving Spoonful of Some REALLY Good Egg Salad, 17 May 2005
Author: gftbiloxi (gftbiloxi@yahoo.com) from Biloxi, Mississippi

A woman steps into the room wearing a towel. She and her lover gaze longingly at each other. "Name three presidents!" she says.

In the wake of his early successes as a writer, Allen obtained the rights to an extra-cheesy Japanese spy thriller, threw out the entire soundtrack, then wrote and dubbed in a new script. Mix in a "what has this got to do with anything?" soundtrack by the folk-rock 60s group The Lovin' Spoonful and a few new scenes, and the result is the infamous WHAT'S UP, TIGER LILY? And it is one of the most bizarre movies you're likely to see this lifetime, a film which has attained cult-movie status of the highest order.

The movie is uneven--but that is actually part of its charm. Where else can you see big-haired 60s mamas get down like psycho killers to the innocuous music of The Lovin' Spoonful? Or tacky special effects, inept hop-and-chop fighting, and ridiculously bad cinematography reworked into the story of a bunch of spies on the track of a recipe for the world's best egg salad? And some of the lines are a hoot and a half. My own favorite: "Bring plenty of dynamite. It's a big mother!" Hardcore Allen fans, who often approach him as if he were God, will probably be embarrassed by this movie. Allen himself is pretty embarrassed: he's been trying to live it down for years. But if you have a taste for the bizarre--not to mention some good, I mean REALLY good egg salad--TIGER LILY is the movie for you. Recommended to egg salad junkies, bad hop-and-chop movie watchers, and cult-film enthusiasts everywhere.

Gary F. Taylor, aka GFT, Amazon Reviewer

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