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2 November 1966 (USA) See more »
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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  (in credits order)
Tatsuya Mihashi ... Phil Moscowitz (archive footage)
Akiko Wakabayashi ... Suki Yaki (archive footage)

Mie Hama ... Teri Yaki (archive footage)

John Sebastian ... Himself (as The Lovin' Spoonful)
Tadao Nakamaru ... Shepherd Wong (archive footage)
Susumu Kurobe ... Wing Fat (archive footage)
Sachio Sakai ... Hoodlum (archive footage) (as A No Star Cast)
Hideyo Amamoto ... Cobra Man (archive footage)
Tetsu Nakamura ... Foreign Minister (archive footage) (as A No Star Cast)
Osman Yusuf ... Gambler (archive footage) (as A No Star Cast)

Woody Allen ... Himself / Dub Voice / Projectionist
Zal Yanovsky ... Himself (as The Lovin' Spoonful)
Joe Butler ... Himself (as The Lovin' Spoonful)
Steve Boone ... Himself (as The Lovin' Spoonful)
Frank Buxton ... Dub Voice (voice)

Louise Lasser ... Dubbed voice (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Len Maxwell ... Dubbed Voice
Kumi Mizuno ... Phil's Date (archive footage)
Mickey Rose ... Voice

China Lee ... Dancer in Credits (uncredited)
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Directed by
Woody Allen 
Senkichi Taniguchi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Woody Allen 
Julie Bennett 
Frank Buxton 
Louise Lasser 
Len Maxwell 
Mickey Rose 
Bryan Wilson 

Produced by
Woody Allen .... associate producer
Original Music by
The Lovin' Spoonful 
Cinematography by
Kazuo Yamada 
Film Editing by
Richard Krown 
Music Department
Jack Lewis .... music editor
The Lovin' Spoonful .... music performers
Fred Weinberg .... music score engineer
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presents
Phill Norman .... titles

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80 min | Spain:76 min (DVD edition)
Color (Eastmancolor)
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The addition of The Lovin' Spoonful was a studio imposition to bump up the running time. Woody Allen was so incensed by this that he threatened to sue the studio, although he later recanted when the film became a hit.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When the Port of Yokohama is shown, the captions call it "Yokahama".See more »
Wing Fat:Don't tell me what I can do, or I'll have my mustache eat your beard.See more »
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
What's up, tiger lily? Whoa-o-o-o-o-oh, 25 October 2005
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

Ever seen a Japanese man with a Jewish name? Now you will! Making his directorial debut, Woody Allen takes a Japanese spy movie and re-dubs it into being a search for the world's best egg salad recipe. You read that right. This is, after all, from the man who brought us "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex...". The dialogue mostly sounds like the sort of comments that we would expect to hear on "MST3K", with a few exceptions. As for the Lovin' Spoonful, you'll just have to see what you think of their appearance in the movie. But overall, "What's Up, Tiger Lily?" is really funny. An interesting follow-up to "What's New, Pussycat?".

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