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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  29 July 1957 (USA)
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To save his career, an ad man wants a sex symbol to endorse a lipstick. But she wants something too: he has to pretend to be her new lover.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
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Rockwell P. Hunter / Himself / Lover Doll
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Jenny Wells
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Violet
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Irving La Salle Jr.
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Henry Rufus
Lili Gentle ...
April Hunter
Mickey Hargitay ...
Bobo Branigansky
Georgia Carr ...
Calypso Number
Dick Whittinghill ...
T.V. Interviewer
Ann McCrea ...
Gladys
Alberto Morin ...
Frenchman
Louis Mercier ...
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In this spoof of the TV advertising industry, Rockwell Hunter is the low man on the totem pole at the advertising company where he works. That is, until he finds the perfect spokes model for Stay-Put lipstick, the famous actress with the oh-so-kissable lips, Rita Marlowe. Unfortunately, in exchange, Rock has to act publicly as Rita's "Loverdoll", and Rock's fiancée Jenny isn't too happy about it either. Written by Syam Gadde <gadde@cs.duke.edu>

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Man, oh man, oh Mansfield! [UK] See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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29 July 1957 (USA)  »

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The name of Jayne Mansfield's character, "Rita Marlowe", is a combination of *Rita* Hayworth, Jean H*arlow*, and Marilyn *M*onr*oe*. See more »

Quotes

Rock Hunter: You were my idol. I regarded you as a big man, but you're not a big man. You're just a little... poop of a man. And that's the way the poop poops.
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Instead of "The End", it says "The Very Living End". See more »

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References The Wayward Bus (1957) See more »

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You Got It Made
by Bobby Troup
Performed by Georgia Carr (uncredited)
Also sung by an off-screen vocal group
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A masterpiece.
10 November 1998 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

This is brilliant film-making. Romantic and subversive at the same

time. Randall and Mansfield were never better and Henry Jones is

brilliant as always. Tashlin skewers 50s America but it still

works 40 years later. I give this movie my highest possible

recommendation. See in widescreen if possible.


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