|Directed by||Robert Parrish
Peter Sellers (uncredited)
|Produced by||Jerry Gershwin
David R. Schwartz
|Music by||Francis Lai|
|Distributed by||Warner-Pathé Distributors (UK)
Warner Bros. Pictures (USA)
Based on the 1959 novel Olimpia by Burt Cole, also known as Thomas Dixon, Sellers is featured as the would-be singing matador, Juan Bautista. A theater manager offers to give him a big break if he seduces the beautiful Olimpia (Ekland) and spends an hour in her apartment with the lights off. The plot centers on Juan's attempts to woo the woman and famously includes Sellers covered in blue dye as the "Blue Matador."
- Peter Sellers as Juan Bautista
- Britt Ekland as Olimpia Segura
- Rossano Brazzi as Carlos Matabosch
- Adolfo Celi as Francisco Carbonell
- Hattie Jacques as Trinity Martinez
- Ferdy Mayne as Silvestre Flores
- Kenneth Griffith as Pepe Gamazo
- Al Lettieri as Eugenio Gomez
- Marne Maitland as Luis Castillo
- John Wells as Pompadour Major Domo
- Don Lurio as Ramon Gonzales
- Antonia Santiago Amador (La Chana) as flamenco dancer
- "Imagine", the track for the titles, was written by Francis Lai, lyrics Sammy Cahn; released as single by Stan Kenton and His Orchestra 1967, Dana Valery as B-side to "You" by S. Napier, Bell, C. Leresche 1967, and by John Gary as B-side to "Cold" 1967
- The flamenco dancer in the restaurant sequence was La Chana (a.k.a. Antonia Santiago Amador) YouTube clip and Film about La Chana
- "The Blue Matador"
- Hannan, Brian (2016). Coming Back to a Theater Near You: A History of Hollywood Reissues, 1914-2014. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., pg. 178, ISBN 978-1-4766-2389-4.
- Billboard - 2 sept. 1967 - Page 43 Francis Lai, composer of "A Man and a Woman," has come up with another melodical score in Peter Sellers ... With Sammy Cahn's lyrics, the Mexican-oriented music includes vocals and instrumental of the title song, "Imagine" and "The Blue Matador."
- The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures 0520209702 1997 Songs: "Imagine," "The Song of the Blue Matador" Francis Lai, Sammy Cahn
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