GenreAdventure, Comedy, Crime Duration CountryUnited States
Senkichi Taniguchi WriterLouise Lasser, Len Maxwell, Julie Bennett, Frank Buxton, Mickey Rose, Bryan Wilson Release dateApril 1966 (1966-04) DirectorsWoody Allen, Senkichi Taniguchi ScreenplayWoody Allen, Louise Lasser, Len Maxwell CastTatsuya Mihashi (Phil Moscowitz), Akiko Wakabayashi (Suki Yaki), Mie Hama (Teri Yaki), John Sebastian (Himself), Tadao Nakamaru (Shepherd Wong), Susumu Kurobe (Wing Fat) Similar moviesScary Movie 5, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!, Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning, Cover me, Fifty Shades of Black
TaglineWOODY ALLEN STRIKES BACK!
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A low-rent Japanese spy flick gets a kitschy rewrite from Woody Allen. With hilarious new dubbed dialogue, the revamped movie follows the efforts of secret agent Phil Moskowitz (Tatsuya Mihashi) to uncover the worlds best egg salad recipe. Aiding him in his important culinary mission are gorgeous Suki Yaki (Akiko Wakabayashi) and her sister Teri Yaki (Mie Hana). But Moskowitz will have to watch out crime boss Wing Fat (Susumu Kurobe) is also on the mayonnaise-and-dill drenched trail.
Whats Up, Tiger Lily? is a 1966 comedy film directed by Woody Allen in his feature-length directorial debut.
Allen took a Japanese spy film, International Secret Police: Key of Keys, and overdubbed it with completely original dialogue that had nothing to do with the plot of the original film. By putting in new scenes and rearranging the order of existing scenes, he completely changed the tone of the film from a James Bond clone into a comedy about the search for the worlds best egg salad recipe.
During post-production, Allens original one-hour television version was expanded without his permission to include additional scenes from International Secret Police: A Barrel of Gunpowder, the third film in the International Secret Police series, and musical numbers by the band The Lovin Spoonful. This experience helped convince Allen that he should secure creative control for all his future projects. The band released a soundtrack album. Louise Lasser, who was married to Allen at the time, served as one of the voice actors for the "new" dialogue soundtrack, as did Mickey Rose, Allens writing partner on Take The Money and Run (1969) and Bananas (1971).
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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The plot provides the setup for a string of sight gags, puns, jokes based on Asian stereotypes, and general farce. The central plot involves the misadventures of secret agent Phil Moskowitz, hired by the Grand Exalted High Majah of Raspur ("a nonexistent but real-sounding country") to find a secret egg salad recipe that was stolen from him.
The movie has an ending unrelated to the plot, in which China Lee, a Playboy Playmate and then-wife of Allens comic idol Mort Sahl, who does not appear elsewhere in the film, does a striptease while Allen explains that he promised he would put her in the film somewhere.
Tatsuya Mihashi as Phil Moscowitz, a secret agent and self-described "lovable rogue" (other people call him "amiable zany")
Akiko Wakabayashi as Suki Yaki, a beautiful woman who seduces Phil and later works alongside him as a spy
Mie Hama as Teri Yaki, Sukis sister who helps Phil as well
Tadao Nakamaru as Shepherd Wong, an evil gang leader who has stolen the recipe for the worlds greatest egg salad
Susumu Kurobe as Wing Fat, an evil gangster who teams up with Phil to steal the recipe from Shepherd Wong, but intends to keep it for himself
Sachio Sakai as Hoodlum
Hideyo Amamoto as Cobra Man
Tetsu Nakamura as Foreign Minister
Osman Yusuf as Gambler
Kumi Mizuno as Phils date
Woody Allen as Himself / Dub Voice / Projectionist
Julie Bennett as Dub Voice
Frank Buxton as Dub Voice
Louise Lasser as Dub Voice
Len Maxwell as Dub Voice
Mickey Rose as Dub Voice
The Lovin Spoonful as Themselves
The soundtrack album to Whats Up Tiger Lily? was released in 1966. It contains music by The Lovin Spoonful. The audio engineer at National Recording Studios was Fred Weinberg, who went on to produce and engineer many other films and albums. It was re-released on CD along with Youre a Big Boy Now, the Spoonfuls soundtrack for the 1966 film by Francis Ford Coppola. It reached No. 126 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts.