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Caprice (1967)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 12 May 1967 (Finland)
An industrial designer causes chaos when she sells a secret cosmetics formula to a rival company.

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Stuart Clancy
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Matthew Cutter
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Sir Jason Fox
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Madame Piasco
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Su Ling
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Storyline

There is an on-going battle of industrial espionage between rival cosmetics companies, Femina, owned by Sir Jason Fox, and May Fortune, owned by Matthew Cutter. Caught in the middle between the two are among others top industrial designer Patricia Foster, who officially is on May Fortune's payroll after being fired by Femina, and Christopher White, a suave Brit who also is officially on May Fortune's payroll as Cutter's right hand man. On the surface, Patricia is still working for Femina trying to steal the new top secret formula for a water repellent hairspray developed by Dr. Stuart Clancy for May Fortune, that hairspray which would make all other hairsprays obsolete, while Christopher secretly tries to stop her. Below the surface, it is not clear whether either Patricia or Christopher truly are working for May Fortune, Femina or someone else. But as they progress through these on the surface missions, their true missions are eventually revealed as are their true allegiances, which ... Written by Huggo

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12 May 1967 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Capricho  »

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$4,075,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Along with the concurrently filmed In Like Flint (1967), this was the last movie to be made in CinemaScope. (Most studios moved on to use Panavision for their widescreen formats.) Don Bluth unsuccessfully tried to resurrect the format with his film, Anastasia (1997). See more »

Goofs

When they're in bed, just before he shoots her with the truth drug, she calls him 'Richard' - his real name, not his character Christopher's name. See more »

Quotes

Patricia Foster: That phone is making me very nervous.
Christopher White: It is making me nervous too. Let me take you away from all this. I also have a room with no phone.
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Crazy Credits

Each screen of the opening credits is presented uniquely. The names of the leads appear in speech/thought bubbles of an extra. One page appears gradually as a walkie-talkie's antenna extends. Others fade in, slide in, are pulled from behind walls, appear with different clipart, etc. See more »

Connections

References The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Caprice
by Larry Marks
Performed by Doris Day (uncredited)
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It isn't boring at all
2 December 2001 | by (Römerberg, Germany) – See all my reviews

I don't know why the most people think, that "Caprice" is a mad movie, it is no true. This one is the follow-up of "The Glass-Bottom Boat" and is in every case bigger an greater, but not better. Frank Tashlin did a very good job, when he first cooperated with Doris but he used her for his crazy and hardly understandable sense of humor. You have to laugh about the whole movie, you can't take anything in it seriously. That's the trick of it. There are very funny moments, e. g. when Doris goes to cinema to watch "Caprice" and when she strikes again a sexual attack. Perhaps a few of you really enjoy this movie as I do. Take it easy and with a little smile. For all others: Doris didn't like the movie herself.


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