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Where Is Parsifal? (1984)

A man whose wife entertains eccentric individuals, has no other choice to avoid ruin than to sell a patent on laser beams he invented...


Henri Helman


Berta Domínguez D. (screenplay)


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Credited cast:
Tony Curtis ... Parsifal Katzenellenbogen
Berta Domínguez D. Berta Domínguez D. ... Elba (as Cassandra Domenica)
Erik Estrada ... Henry Board II
Peter Lawford ... Montague Chippendale
Ron Moody ... Beersbohm
Donald Pleasence ... Mackintosh
Orson Welles ... Klingsor
Christopher Chaplin ... Ivan
Nancy Roberts Nancy Roberts ... Ruth
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arthur Beatty Arthur Beatty ... Jasper
Victoria Burgoyne ... Gabriella Veronica
Frank Jakeman ... Mafia Bodyguard
Ava Lazar ... Sheila
Vladek Sheybal


A man whose wife entertains eccentric individuals, has no other choice to avoid ruin than to sell a patent on laser beams he invented...

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English | French

Release Date:

19 July 1985 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

C'è qualcosa di strano in famiglia See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Peter Lawford's last movie. See more »


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Steven Schlaks composed the title theme tune which was re-arranged and orchestrated by the producers. They also used a lot of his music throughout the movie See more »

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A brief clarification on "Where is Parsifal?"
6 July 2001 | by pirate1_powerSee all my reviews

Confusing movie? Maybe, but I guess I have to be the one digging up valuable info. I can't tell you much, just what I know. What little info there is on this film is on my In Memoriam: Alexander Salkind segment in my KringleQuest.com website. So here goes, and remember, I'm quoting straight from what I wrote: "This was [the Salkinds'] only 'vanity project,' in that the script had been conceived and written by Berta [Dominguez D.] for the express purpose of casting herself in the lead female role. As both writer and star, she would assume the pseudonym Cassandra Domenica, while her husband would cast Tony Curtis...[as] the bizarrely named central character, one Parsifal Katzenellenbogen, the notorious inventor of the skywriting industry...this lively piece of satire[, which takes a lighthearted look at the history of advertising slogans,] has never been released theatrically in the U.S.; for some reason, it is the only Salkind picture from the twilight of [his career] to bear that distinction." Hope that clears things up for those you who were 'confused' by this title.

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