Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.
France/USA, 1965. Famous Artists Productions, Famartists Productions S.A.. Screenplay by Woody Allen. Cinematography by Jean Badal. Produced by Charles K. Feldman. Music by Burt Bacharach. Production Design by Jacques Saulnier. Costume Design by Gladys De Segonzac. Film Editing by Fergus McDonell.
The first feature film script written by Woody Allen to be produced, this so-so comedy stars Peter O’Toole as a notorious ladies’ man who wants very much to settle down and marry his beautiful fiancee (Romy Schneider). Unfortunately, women are coming out of the woodwork constantly and keep falling for him, making it very difficult to commit. Peter Sellers stars as O’Toole’s loopy psychiatrist, while the supporting cast is rounded by Capucine and Ursula Andress as vixen babes, and Allen himself as comic relief. Lots of hilarious moments, particularly when the entire cast checks into the same hotel towards the end of the picture, but the years have not been kind to this comedy.
Academy Award Nomination: Best Song (“What’s New Pussycat?”)