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Where Is Parsifal? (1984)

PG | | Comedy | 19 July 1985 (UK)
A man whose wife entertains eccentric individuals, has no other choice to avoid ruin than to sell a patent on laser beams he invented...

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Parsifal Katzenellenbogen
Berta Domínguez D. ...
Elba (as Cassandra Domenica)
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Henry Board II
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Montague Chippendale
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Beersbohm
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Mackintosh
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Christopher Chaplin ...
Ivan
Nancy Roberts ...
Ruth
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Vladek Sheybal
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A man whose wife entertains eccentric individuals, has no other choice to avoid ruin than to sell a patent on laser beams he invented...

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This is often incorrectly considered to be a lost film, since it has never been commercially available in the UK or USA, however the film was released on home video in at least Italy, Australia and the Netherlands during the 1980s. See more »

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A brief clarification on "Where is Parsifal?"
6 July 2001 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Confusing movie? Maybe, but I guess I have to be the one digging up valuable info. I can't tell you much, just what I know. What little info there is on this film is on my In Memoriam: Alexander Salkind segment in my KringleQuest.com website. So here goes, and remember, I'm quoting straight from what I wrote: "This was [the Salkinds'] only 'vanity project,' in that the script had been conceived and written by Berta [Dominguez D.] for the express purpose of casting herself in the lead female role. As both writer and star, she would assume the pseudonym Cassandra Domenica, while [presenter Alexander Salkind,] her husband would cast Tony Curtis...[as] the bizarrely named central character, one Parsifal Katzenellenbogen, the notorious inventor of the skywriting industry...this lively piece of satire[, which takes a lighthearted look at the history of advertising slogans,] has never been released theatrically in the U.S.; for some reason, it is the only Salkind picture from the twilight of [his career] to bear that distinction." Hope that clears things up for those you who were 'confused' by this title.


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