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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.

Director:

Frank Tashlin

Writers:

John Kohn (screenplay) (as Jay Jayson), Frank Tashlin (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Doris Day ... Patricia Foster
Richard Harris ... Christopher White
Ray Walston ... Stuart Clancy
Jack Kruschen ... Matthew Cutter
Edward Mulhare ... Sir Jason Fox
Lilia Skala ... Madame Piasco
Irene Tsu ... Su Ling
Larry D. Mann ... Inspector Kapinsky
Maurice Marsac ... Auber
Michael Romanoff ... Butler
Lisa Seagram ... Mandy
Michael J. Pollard ... Barney
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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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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1967 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Capricho See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,075,000
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film serves as a perfect example of how Doris Day's husband and manager Martin Melcher mis-handled his wife's career - in order to make this film (which was a box office bomb) Melcher turned down Mike Nichols' offer for Day to play one of the pivotal roles of the era, that of Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate. Caprice barely grossed $4 million while The Graduate topped $100 million. See more »

Goofs

When Patricia follows Su home, she finds Su living in a luxurious house in the hills, complete with pool. The next time we visit Su's home, it's a high rise apartment. 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 »

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References Flipper (1964) 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 foggydaySee 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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