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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
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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 »
Beautifully filmed and charming movie with first-rate cast.
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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