In this alleged comedy that substitutes frantic action for real wit, Parsifal Katzenellenbogen (Tony Curtis) is a takeoff on Moliere's "Imaginary Invalid" or "Tartuffe," a wild hypochondriac who has invented a laser skywriter that he hopes will bring him enough money to pay for his
lifestyle, which includes a corps of crazies who live with him in his castle. Parsifal hopes to sell the patent for his invention to millionaire businessman Henry Board II (Erik Estrada) or to wealthy gypsy Klingsor (Orson Welles). Mackintosh (Donald Pleasence) is the villain in the sense that he
is trying to get all of Parsifal's assets because Parsifal is in such debt. The picture is d...