United Artists at 90 Short Film Competition
What's New Pussycat
Directed by Clive Donner
Monday 31 March 2008
What’s New Pussycat (1965) Michael James, a notorious womanizer, desperately wants to be faithful to his fiancée Carole, but runs into serious problems since every woman he meets seems to fall in love with him. His psychoanalyst Dr. Fassbender can't help him either since he's busy courting one of his patients who in turn longs for Michael. A catastrophe appears on the horizon as all the characters check into the Chateau Chantelle hotel for the weekend not knowing of each other's presence.
Woody Allen (original screenplay)
Peter Sellers... Dr. Fritz Fassbender
Peter O'Toole... Michael James (as Peter O'toole)
Romy Schneider... Carole
Paula Prentiss... Liz
Woody Allen... Victor
Ursula Andress... Rita
Eddra Gale... Anna Fassbender (as Edra Gale)
Katrin Schaake... Jacqueline
Eléonore Hirt... Mrs. Werner (as Eleonor Hirt)
Jean Parédès... Marcel (as Jean Paredes)
Jacques Balutin... Etienne
Jess Hahn... Mr. Werner
Howard Vernon... Doctor
Michel Subor... Philippe
- Richard Burton appears in a cameo with 'Peter O'Toole in a scene in a bar where Buton asks O'Toole "Don't you know me from someplace?" and O'Toole responds "Give my regards to what's her name." The dialogue is a reference to their appearance together in Becket (1964) and to Burton's wife at the time, Elizabeth Taylor. Screenwriter Woody Allen later said of the Burton cameo, "It was so cute, you want to vomit."
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