Unsuccessful singing bullfighter Juan Bautista (Sellers) arrives in Barcelona to try his luck in a big town.
He finally persuades a devious local impresario to book him, but only on the condition that Juan first manages to spend an evening with Olimpia (Britt Ekland), a “shrewd merciless beauty” who seems to collect apartments and Maserati sports cars effortlessly while leaving a trail of broken hearts behind her.
Juan approaches the challenge by pretending he is an emissary for a rich count.
Sellers was legendarily difficult during the making of this film, even falling out with Kenneth Griffith, one of his best friends.
He was most hostile towards director Robert Parrish and made determined efforts, not merely to undermine him, but to replace him as director.
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