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The Bobo (1967)

Unsuccessful singing bullfighter Juan arrives in Barcelona to try his luck in a big town. He finally persuades a devious local impresario to book him, but only on the condition that Juan ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Juan Bautista
... Olimpia Segura
... Carlos Matabosch
... Francisco Carbonell
... Trinity Martinez
... Silvestre Flores
Kenneth Griffith ... Pepe Gamazo
... Eugenio Gomez (as Alfredo Lettieri)
... Luis Castillo
John Wells ... Pompadour Major Domo
Don Lurio ... Ramon Gonzales
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Unsuccessful singing bullfighter Juan arrives in Barcelona to try his luck in a big town. He finally persuades a devious local impresario to book him, but only on the condition that Juan first manages to spend an evening with Olimpia, a "shrewd merciless beauty" who seems effortlessly to collect apartments and Maserati sports cars while leaving a trail of broken hearts behind her. Juan approaches the challenge by pretending to her he is an emissary for a rich count. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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The Bobo is that cunning matador who flees from the bulls so that he may chase the chicks! See more »

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15 September 1967 (Finland)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Elliott Kastner wanted Marlon Brando to star, but he turned it down. See more »

Goofs

Olimpia has locked Pepe Gamazo out of his apartment. In the opening scene, Pepe chases her from the street in an attempt to reenter his apartment. Before he begins running, his long straight hair has a distinct part on the left side that exposes a large portion of his bare forehead. However, Olimpia beats him to the door. When Pepe reaches the apartment door, his hair is now windblown so that the part no longer shows (now resembling Moe of the Three Stooges). Yet when Olimpia looks through the peephole, his hair is neatly parted with a large portion of his forehead again visible. After she opens the door and pushes him into the elevator, he reverts back to the windblown look without parted hair. Later in another scene when Pepe knocks on the door, his hair is windblown with his forehead covered by his hair. Again, the next point of view Olimpia sees through the peephole is him with neatly parted hair and his forehead exposed. See more »

Quotes

Olimpia Segura: Who is it?
Trinity Martinez: It's nothing, its only a gypsy.
Juan Bautista: I am not a gypsy.
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Referenced in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) See more »

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The Bulls of Salamanca
By George Martin and Herbert Kretzmer
Sung by Peter Sellers
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Beautifully filmed and charming movie with first-rate cast.
2 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

I think this is one of Peter Sellers' best movies, along with "Dr. Strangelove...", "Only Two Can Play," "Two-Way Stretch," "A Shot in the Dark," "After the Fox," and of course the original Pink Panther...

Sellers is charmingly funny and Britt Eklund is deliciously stunning, and perfect for her role as a femme fatale who toys with men only to succumb to Sellers' rather pathetic efforts at courtship.

There are a number of creative and funny scenes but the "Hermitage" restaurant scene during Sellers' and Eklund's first "date" is especially maginative and hilarious...not to be missed.

Not a shoot-'em-up, but a rather lovely film with a great cast and great production values.


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