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Berta Domínguez D. (screenplay)
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19 July 1985 (UK) See more »
A man whose wife entertains eccentric individuals, has no other choice to avoid ruin than to sell a patent on laser beams he invented... | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Tony Curtis ... Parsifal Katzenellenbogen
Berta Domínguez D. ... Elba (as Cassandra Domenica)

Erik Estrada ... Henry Board II

Peter Lawford ... Montague Chippendale

Ron Moody ... Beersbohm

Donald Pleasence ... Mackintosh

Orson Welles ... Klingsor

Christopher Chaplin ... Ivan
Nancy Roberts ... Ruth
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arthur Beatty ... Jasper

Victoria Burgoyne ... Gabriella Veronica

Frank Jakeman ... Mafia Bodyguard

Ava Lazar ... Sheila

Vladek Sheybal
Harry Fielder ... Man in Street (uncredited)
James Payne ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Henri Helman 
Writing credits
Berta Domínguez D. (screenplay)

Produced by
Terence Young .... executive producer
Original Music by
Yvan Jullien  (as Ivan Jullien)
Hubert Rostaing 
Cinematography by
Norman Langley 
Film Editing by
Peter Hollywood 
Russell Lloyd 
Art Direction by
Malcolm Stone 
Production Management
Vincent Winter .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Allan James .... first assistant director
Callum McDougall .... third assistant director
Sound Department
David Crozier .... sound
Chris Greenham .... sound editor
John Hayward .... re-recording mixer
Otto Snel .... re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
John Rogers .... best boy
Other crew
Pat Pennelegion .... production assistant

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82 min
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Although it was screened at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, it was withdrawn prior to its official release date in the UK.See more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Most Unsual Comedy, But Understandably Lost and Forgotten, 20 May 2007
Author: nross16 from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

It took me years and years to track down a copy of this strange comedy.

I first heard about it in the early 80s, when Peter Lawford's widow, Patricia Seaton, was interviewed and asked to comment on Lawford's final film. I remember her saying that Orson Welles did not socialize with the cast, and he actually had his meals brought to him so he could eat privately.

This interview was about 1983 (after the film was completed) and then I believe that years later, the movie eventually premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and then was never released theatrically or on tape thereafter. Today, it seems lost and forgotten, despite the all-star cast.

Tony Curtis seems to be having fun with this role, but other than Mr. Curtis, the other stars show up rather briefly.

Also, actress Marisa Berenson has a role, but she is not listed in the IMDb credits, nor is Parsifal listed in her own filmography.

One of the oddest devices in this comedy is how the director likes to speed-up the action for comic effect, reminiscent of older, zany screwball comedies.

I appreciate the interesting insight from the other user commentators, who provided the information that this personal "vanity" project is based on the eccentric life of the Salkinds, the producers of the Superman and Three Musketeer films, among others. That helps shed some light on this movie, but doesn't make it a better viewing experience, unfortunately.

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