The Bobo

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The Bobo
Original movie poster for the film The Bobo.jpg
film poster
Directed by Robert Parrish
Peter Sellers (uncredited)
Produced by Jerry Gershwin
Elliott Kastner
Written by Novel:
Burt Cole
David R. Schwartz
Starring Peter Sellers
Britt Ekland
Rossano Brazzi
Adolfo Celi
Music by Francis Lai
Cinematography Gerry Turpin
Distributed by Warner-Pathé Distributors (UK)
Warner Bros. Pictures (USA)
Release date
  • 28 September 1967 (1967-09-28) (U.S.)[1][2]
Running time
103 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $3 million[3]

The Bobo is a 1967 British comedy film starring Peter Sellers and co-starring his then-wife Britt Ekland.

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."




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  3. ^ 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.
  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."
  5. ^ 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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