What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)
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Woody Allen took a Japanese spy movie called Kagi No Kagi, and replaced its original dialogue with an entirely new plot. In its revised state, this film follows the adventures of agent Phil Moskowitz who is on a deadly mission to secure the recipe for the "world's greatest egg salad." However, Moskowitz, with the help of the beautiful Suki and Terri Yaki, must prevent this unique recipe from falling into the hands of the evil Shepherd Wong. The group Lovin' Spoonful recorded the majority of the
Nov 2, 1966 Wide
Jul 15, 2003
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The production has one premise -- deliberately mismatched dialog -- which is sustained reasonably well through its brief running time.
Since dismissed as juvenile doodling by its author, the picture is actually an exercise in disjunctive radicalism, the word defeating the image.
What's Up, Tiger Lily? is cleverly devised, hinging on a well-developed sense of the absurd.
Gimmicky but intermittently funny, Woody Allen's feature directing debut is based on the retooling and redubbing of a minor Japanese thriller-actioner with American actors.
It's so crazy that it works until halfway through, as that's when the gimmick becomes tiresome and the sophomoric one-liners lose their zip.
Japanese spy flick dubbed into incomprehensible English; funny for a while but ultimately tedious
Clever, but not nearly as funny as it thinks it is.
A curio for major Allen fans. In an ideal world it would probably work best as an DVD extra on Take The Money And Run.
Tasteless but grandly funny experiment.
Funny in places but not Allen's best writing... and its difficult to get beyond the conceit.
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