PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
American International Pictures bought the 1965 Japanese film "Key of Keys" for $66,000. However, the studio quickly realized that it was far too confusing for Western audiences. AIP president Henry G. Saperstein came up with the idea of turning the original inscrutable thriller into a comedy by dubbing it with different dialogue. As Woody Allen had just scored an unexpected hit with his screenplay for What's New Pussycat (1965), Saperstein hired him.
I managed to find a woman's dress but I couldn't find a stitch of underwear.
Phil Moscowitz: No underwear, huh? I find that very interesting.
Suki Yaki: Don't excite yourself. I never sleep with a man who owns a dress.
Phil Moscowitz: Me neither. I feel the same way.
When the Port of Yokohama is shown, the captions call it "Yokahama".
In the closing credits, Woody Allen watches a striptease. The credits appear on the right side of the screen as the striptease goes on and at the end there is a statement: "And if you have been reading this instead of looking at the girl, then see your psychiatrist, or go to a good eye doctor." And then an eye chart appears.
The 2003 DVD release of this film contains both the original Woody Allen dubbing, and the revised audio track.
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