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The Tiger and the Pussycat (1967)

Il tigre (original title)
Comedy-drama about a middle-aged Italian businessman Vittorio Gassman who is married to Eleanor Parker and is innocently introduced one day to a schoolgirl with pigtails named Carolina. ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Francesco Vincenzini
... Carolina
... Esperia Vincenzini
Fiorenzo Fiorentini ... Tazio
Antonella Steni ... Pinella
Luigi Vannucchi ... Company president
... Delia
... Monsignore
... Luisella
Nino Segurini ... Oscar
Giambattista Salerno ... Luca (as Giovambattista Salerno)
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ... (as Giovanni Scratuglia)
Egidio Casolari
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Comedy-drama about a middle-aged Italian businessman Vittorio Gassman who is married to Eleanor Parker and is innocently introduced one day to a schoolgirl with pigtails named Carolina. Years later, the schoolgirl has become a promiscuous young woman (Ann-Margret) and she pursues him and sucks him into an on-again-off-again romantic tryst where she pulls the strings. "Kitten with a Whip - Italian Style!" Written by alfiehitchie

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They Go As Far As Two Far-Out Cats Can Go!

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29 April 1967 (Italy)  »

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Italian censorship visa # 49101 delivered on 28-4-1967. See more »

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Not the cheese-fest it may at first appear to be...
3 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

Vittorio Gassman, married to Eleanor Parker and living in Italy, is innocently introduced one day to a schoolkid with pigtails and a goofy grin. Years later, that schoolgirl has become a wanton young woman. She ensnares the married man and plays him like a flute, but how serious is she? He finds himself desirous of her on-again/off-again charms, calling her on the phone in the middle of the night, getting himself in deeper and deeper. Such is the crux of this middle-age-crazy romance-that-really-isn't. It's a thoughtful Italian-made 'dramedy' that attempts to give its characters some dignity (even Ann-Margret's somewhat viporous role isn't all one shade). The low budget and occasional dubbing shouldn't put off fans of the stars. They're worth-watching here in what would make a great double-bill with A-M's similarly-titled "Kitten With A Whip". **1/2 from ****


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