John Badham on

What’s Up, Tiger Lily?

Released 1966
Distributor AIP

Woody Allen’s first stab at moviemaking is still one of his funniest. “Key of Keys”, a low budget Japanese spy movie, is recut and entirely redubbed into a free-form comedy in which the Macguffin is the world’s greatest egg salad recipe. A huge favorite on college campuses in the late sixties, this exists in several versions. Beware one that runs on TCM, which has “politically corrected” all the funniest material.

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About John Badham

John Badham, is the director of Saturday Night Fever, War Games, Stakeout, Short Circuit and Point of No Return, among others, as well as the TV series, Nikita, Heroes, Psych, The Shield and Criminal Minds. A Professor of Media Arts at Chapman University, his book “I’ll Be In My Trailer” has become the go-to source on directors working with Actors.   September 2013 will see the publication of his new book “John Badham on Directing”.

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