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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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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 ...
Frenchman
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

La blonde explosive  »

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Tony Randall: Ladies and gentlemen, this break in our motion picture is made out of respect for the TV fans in our audience, who are accustomed to constant interruptions in their programs for messages from sponsors. We want all you TV fans to feel at home, and not forget the thrill you get, watching television on your big, 21-inch screens.
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Don't Forget Blondell!
27 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Actually, this film is a lot of fun - 50's style. But the best performance in the movie is the one by Joan Blondell as Mansfield's assistant. She has a monologue about a milkman that will leave you in tears of laughter. Don't ever forget Blondell. Mansfield is quite funny, too! She takes her fan club very seriously and that makes it all the funnier. And that poodle!!

All the references to Fox movies of the day are there, plus all the digs at TV. They even add a commercial - making it very small and in black and white, fuzzy and full of snow - something the kids these days have never heard of.

Tony Randall is a scream and the perfect icon of the 50's. What a pity no one ever did an in- depth biography of him - - the stories he could surely tell!!

The movie is a lot of fun, especially if you remember the 50's. Hey! It really was like this, kids!


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