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  • 15
  • Comedy
  • 1965
  • 110 mins

What's New, Pussycat?

What's New, Pussycat?

Synopsis

A womaniser struggles to remain faithful to his intended. Comedy starring Woody Allen and Peters Sellers and O'Toole

About

The answer to the titular question is nothing much, except that this was Woody Allen's film debut as actor and screenwriter. Unfortunately, neither of his talents is given much chance in this flat-footed Swingin' Sixties satire.

After the wittily designed credits by Richard Williams and the Burt Bacharach title song, put over punchily by Tom Jones, the meagre plot unravels around fashion editor Peter O'Toole, who cannot marry his fiancé Romy Schneider because he's distracted by the leggy models around him. As a result he consults crazy psychiatrist Peter Sellers, who happens to be dating a patient who happens to be in love with O'Toole's character.

A horribly dated affair, Clive Donner's film ends with the entire cast desperately trying to get laughs from a go-kart race. Yes, it really is that bad. And as for Richard Burton's cameo, it's almost as bad as O'Toole's brief appearance in Casino Royale.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Woody Allen, Peter O'Toole, Peter Sellers, Paula Prentiss, Capucine, Romy Schneider
  • Director: Clive Donner
  • Screen Writer: Woody Allen
  • Producer: Richard Sylbert, Charles K Feldman
  • Photographer: Jean Badal
  • Composer: Burt Bacharach

In a nutshell

As pleasant a product of the 1960s as the Manson Family murders.

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