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The Bobo (1967)

Unsuccessful singing bullfighter Juan arrives in Barcelona to try his luck in a big town. He finally persuades a devious local impresario to book him, but only on the condition that Juan ... See full summary »

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Robert Parrish

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David R. Schwartz (screenplay), David R. Schwartz (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Sellers ... Juan Bautista
Britt Ekland ... Olimpia Segura
Rossano Brazzi ... Carlos Matabosch
Adolfo Celi ... Francisco Carbonell
Hattie Jacques ... Trinity Martinez
Ferdy Mayne ... Silvestre Flores
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ... Pepe Gamazo
Al Lettieri ... Eugenio Gomez (as Alfredo Lettieri)
Marne Maitland ... Luis Castillo
John Wells John Wells ... Pompadour Major Domo
Don Lurio Don Lurio ... Ramon Gonzales
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Storyline

Unsuccessful singing bullfighter Juan arrives in Barcelona to try his luck in a big town. He finally persuades a devious local impresario to book him, but only on the condition that Juan first manages to spend an evening with Olimpia, a "shrewd merciless beauty" who seems effortlessly to collect apartments and Maserati sports cars while leaving a trail of broken hearts behind her. Juan approaches the challenge by pretending to her he is an emissary for a rich count. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The Bobo is not much of a matador, but when it comes to women he is the greatest bull-thrower of all See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1967 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Le bobo See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Perhaps as an in-joke, Peter Sellers is whistling the theme to 'A Man and a Woman' to himself in one scene - the tune is written by Francis Lai, who composed this movie's score. See more »

Goofs

Olimpia has locked Pepe Gamazo out of his apartment. In the opening scene, Pepe chases her from the street in an attempt to reenter his apartment. Before he begins running, his long straight hair has a distinct part on the left side that exposes a large portion of his bare forehead. However, Olimpia beats him to the door. When Pepe reaches the apartment door, his hair is now windblown so that the part no longer shows (now resembling Moe of the Three Stooges). Yet when Olimpia looks through the peephole, his hair is neatly parted with a large portion of his forehead again visible. After she opens the door and pushes him into the elevator, he reverts back to the windblown look without parted hair. Later in another scene when Pepe knocks on the door, his hair is windblown with his forehead covered by his hair. Again, the next point of view Olimpia sees through the peephole is him with neatly parted hair and his forehead exposed. See more »

Quotes

Juan Bautista: Let us go.
Olimpia Segura: Another glass of champagne.
Juan Bautista: No, you've had too much champagne.
Olimpia Segura: Am I not, beautiful, when I'm drunk?
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Connections

Referenced in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bulls of Salamanca
By George Martin and Herbert Kretzmer
Sung by Peter Sellers
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Charming
7 December 1998 | by nobitaSee all my reviews

Although many film critics are very quick to pan this film citing that is not 'classic Sellers', this film is indeed very charming. The story is to do with a young woman called Olympia, played by Peter Seller's wife at the time, Britt Ekland. Set in Barcelona, Olympia is the object of every man's desire and she has been responsible for the ruining of many a man. Enter Peter Sellers as Juan Bautista, the singing matador. His dream is to be the most famous stage performer in Barcelona. But to achieve this, his prospective employer sets him a challenge. If he spends one night in bed with Olympia, the first man to do so, he will make him a stage star. Juan takes the challenge but has only 3 days to do it. The film is reasonably funny in the methods that Juan uses to seduce Olympia. Sellers gives a very confident performance which makes it fun to watch. There is also an excellent scene with non-cliched flamenco dancing, which is actually so exceptional it seems so out of place in the film. This is not a classic film, however it will keep you entertained on a boring day.


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