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What’s Up, Tiger Lily? 1966 123movies

What’s Up, Tiger Lily? 1966 123movies

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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Writer/director Woody Allen explains that when he was asked to supervise the making of the definitive spy thriller, what he decided to do was acquire the rights to a B-grade Japanese spy caper (Key of Keys (1965)) filmed with Japanese actors in Japanese, delete the existing soundtrack, and redub into English and reorder select scenes to create an entirely new movie, a comedy, having nothing to do with the original story-line. The result… International spy Phil Moscowitz, working out of the Asia bureau, is a self-professed lovable rogue with sex always on his mind. He inadvertently gets involved in a mission, the client the Grand Exalted High Majah of Raspur. The success of the mission will determine if Raspur, a non-existent country that nonetheless sounds real, will indeed become real. Moscowitz is to retrieve something stolen from the Majah by criminal Shepherd Wong: the best ever egg salad recipe. Phil is to be assisted by two of the Majah’s own agents, sisters Teri and Suki Yaki, the latter a recent prison escapee. The mission becomes more difficult when they learn that Shepherd is an egg salad junkie who will do anything to keep the recipe. The mission gets even more complicated when they also learn that they are in competition to retrieve the recipe by Wing Fat, another criminal who plans to steal the recipe then sell it back to addicted Shepherd. The success or failure of the mission for Phil and the Yaki sisters may be dependent if they receive the extra help needed from the audience and the projectionist at the cinemas where the movie is playing.
Plot: In comic Woody Allen’s film debut, he took the Japanese action film “International Secret Police: Key of Keys” and re-dubbed it, changing the plot to make it revolve around a secret egg salad recipe.
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Oh come on you bunch of sourpusses!
It’s not “Manhattan”, it’s not “Sleeper” and it’s not “Small Time Crooks” but it’s funny, it’s wacky in that 60’s way and it’s not the bad stinker of a movie people here think it is. Watch it with a some friends or some beer (or both) and just enjoy it. Sour grapes because Woody did what a lot of film nerds want to do? And the whole “Saracen pigs! Saxon dogs! Roman cow!” when Phil Moskowitz karate chops villains is a precursor to Austin Powers’ “judo chop”. This movie is a one off, and a pretty good one off as well.

“Loooooooooooove has found meeeeeeeeeeeeee, and I have found the waaaaaaaaaaay!”

Review By: ubercommando Rating: 8 Date: 2005-03-20
Take the Movie and Dub…
Let that be a lesson to aspiring filmmakers, like Walt Disney’s empire all started with a mouse, the most prolific, emblematic and iconic director of his generation started his career with nothing but a joke. And if one should applaud the instinct of producer Henry G. Saperstein who found the 1965 Japanese spy film “Key to Keys” so confusing it was a better idea to reinvent the lines and Lenny Bruce to turn down the project, Woody Allen should take the credit for having turned a silly wannabe James Bond into a masterpiece of purely artisanal comedy.

“What’s Up, Tiger Lily?” aka “Woody Allen Number One” turned a successful comedian with a certain ability for self-derision to a director with high comedic potential, one his career never contradicted in the 70s before he displayed his Bergmanian side. And all it took was the idea of redubbing a foreign film with random lines from American voice actors and turn what would have been some random and forgettable ‘secret code’ mission (maybe a missile or a Swiss vault code) into the quest for an egg salad recipe that would earn its possessor eternal wisdom. It’s not just silly, it rises below silliness like Mel Brooks’ “Producers” rose below vulgarity.

Obviously, that “Key to Keys” flick was made during the big spy-film craze and wasn’t exactly meant to be taken seriously but what Woody Allen did is simply give the film its ticket to immortality by enhancing its comedic power. It could have been a forgotten Japanese film made totally risible by the passing of time, now it’s become the one that made a name of Woody Allen and incidentally made me laugh, laugh and laugh. Laughing out loud every twenty seconds was an experience I was truly missing.

The secret of the hilarity is simple: when we watch these 60s movies, by many standards they look dated, hell even legitimate Bond movies have their silly parts. We know it. Allen knows that the public knows and so he transforms unintentional humor into an intentional one, he becomes the master of laughs and he does it in an extremely random and effortless way. A guru shows a plan saying it’s the villain’s house “does he live in that paper?” “no, idiot, he lives in real house”, that’s when I understood I was getting into an interesting territory.

Later, a man sees a bunch of prostitutes and calls one of them “mother” and… well, I can just plug every gag in this review, let’s just say the film was so funny that I had to rewind the scenes again, film them on my phone and send the clips to my father to tell him how funny it is, I think it stretched my viewing for about half an hour. The mouse bit got me mad. It’s interesting that this is not exactly remembered as the first Allen movie, I always thought it was “Take the Money and Run”, I guess this is the debut’s debut, the film that allowed him to make his bones, a warm up.

But let’s not trivialize the concept of gag-dubbing, did you know that Michel Hazanavicius who directed the “OSS” movies with Jean Dujardin and Best Picture winner “The Artist” in 2011 started with a similar concept. It was in 1993 where he took footage from classic Warner Bros movies and redubbed them in French, using the real voice-actors, and turn it into a comedy titled “The Great Diversion” (or Misappropriation) where John Wayne became George Abitbol the classiest man on Earth. The film is a cult-classic in France.

You might also be familiar with a sadly forgotten 90s cartoon named “Samurai Pizza Cats” bought by Saban studios. They didn’t have the original screenplays and so the American team came up with their own lines and the cartoons became a hilarious case of parodic humor, self-referential and fourth-wall-breaking humor. The French version was equally hilarious and I couldn’t believe it when I learned that the original cartoon was more serious.

I guess gag-dubbing has its place among the great comedic devices as it speaks something universal about the art of humor which is to distort reality or get as far from it as possible. I used to play a game with my daughter: I turned the volume down during ads or a serious movie and made up my own lines, the more random, the more idiotic and the more gross-out it was, the louder she laughed.

Of course, Allen couldn’t make a big career out of one simple gimmick, but the final credits sequence proved that he had a few other tricks under his sleeve and it would take more than a “tiger” in his comedic tank to drive his inspiration.

Review By: ElMaruecan82 Rating: 8 Date: 2020-11-09

Other Information:

Original Title What’s Up, Tiger Lily?
Release Date 1966-11-02
Release Year 1966

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 20 min (80 min), 1 hr 16 min (76 min) (DVD) (Spain)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated PG
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Director Woody Allen, Senkichi Taniguchi
Writer Woody Allen (special material by), Frank Buxton (with writings by), Louise Lasser (with writings by), Julie Bennett (with writings by), Len Maxwell (with writings by), Mickey Rose (with writings by), Bryna Wilson (with writings by), Hideo Andô (written by: original Japanese version), Ben Shapiro (production conception)
Actors Woody Allen, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Frank Buxton, Louise Lasser
Country Japan, USA
Awards N/A
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Tohoscope
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Original title What's Up, Tiger Lily?
TMDb Rating 5.6 119 votes

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