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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

Approved  |   |  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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29 July 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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The radio announces Rita Marlowe has just completed a picture with Cary Grant, mere moments before the appearance of Betsy Drake - who at the time was married to Cary Grant. See more »

Quotes

Rita Marlowe: George, how come you never tried to kiss me before?
George Schmidlap: I never could get close enough.
[turns his head to the camera and raises his eyebrows up and down]
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At the very start, Tony Randall appears on-screen before the 20th Century Fox logo, with musical instruments, and plays part of the fanfare himself. He then complains about "the fine print" in his contract, before introducing the cast and the movie. As he introduces the film, he forgets the title, first calling it The Girl Can't Help It (1956). Then he says "no we made that one already", and then he rummages through his pockets for his notes and comes up with a girl's name and phone number. Finally, his three female co-stars appear to announce the film's correct title. 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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Hilarious.....hilarious....and can I say.....hilarious.......the perfect smut laden 50s farce if ever there was one....and there was one........and it's this one....!..greater than THE GIRL CANT HELP IT and equally demented. For sheer vulgarity I have NEVER heard such Farrelly-esquire risqué rudeness in a 50s or even 60s film: Joan Blondell says whilst making a cocktail: "I had a boyfriend once, he was a milkman, I used to get a lump at the back of my throat when I knew he was coming. But it didn't last, I guess he found a girl who liked his brand of cream more than me". There is half a dozen censorship busters like this too.......all thanks to Frank Tashlin. This is as fresh and funny as it was in the 50s and deserves a higher profile in the annals of REAL funny films. My videotape is in cinemascope too so try and see it that way if you can.


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