Cast & Crew
A giant computer used by the editors of the internationally famous men's magazine Bel Ami to select their "playboy of the year" spits out the name of Peter Keller, a bespectacled young accountant. Although the computer has obviously erred, senior reporter Boy Schock suggests that the magazine transform Keller into a public heart-throb and thus spare itself unfavorable publicity. Schock and Keller leave for a tour, during which the mild young man will be photographed with beautiful women around the world. Meanwhile, Vera, a rival reporter, learns of the computer's blunder and follows the pair to Paris in order to expose the fraud. En route, Keller is harassed by a number of women, all of whom compete for his renowned romantic attentions. Schock takes Keller to Tokyo, where the "playboy," mistaken for U. S. Navy aquanaut Frank Peppiat, is forced to test a new underwater rocket. His supersonic voyage ends in Rome, where he is captivated by film star Anita Biondo, who converts him into the dashing lover described by the magazine's publicity writers. When Vera finally catches up with the pair, she learns of Anita's passion for Keller and decides that perhaps his selection as "playboy of the year" was not a hoax. Vera finally lands her man, though she loses her story in the process.
Eliane D' Almeida
Margot Von Schlieffen
Barry B. Yellen
Released in Austria in 1966 as Bel Ami 2000 oder: Wie verführt man einen Playboy?; in Italy in 1968 as 100 ragazze per un playboy. Filmed in Vienna, Paris, Tokyo, and Rome. The final four cast members represent pre-completion credits, and their participation in the completed film is unconfirmed. Working title: Bel Ami 66.