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  (in credits order)

Jayne Mansfield ... Sandy Brooks
Marie McDonald ... Claire Banner

Tommy Noonan ... Jeff Brooks
Mickey Hargitay ... King Banner
Fritz Feld ... Ship's Doctor
Eileen Barton ... Girl in Doctor's office
Claude Stroud ... Steward
Eddie Quillan ... Bartender
Marjorie Bennett ... Mrs. Snavely
Victor Lundin ... Mrs. Snavely's Gigolo (as Vic Lundin)
T.C. Jones ... Babbette, ship's hairdresser / Female impersonator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Imogene Coca ... Woman under hair dryer (uncredited)

Richard Dawson ... (uncredited)
Patrick O'Moore ... Ship's Captain (uncredited)

Directed by
King Donovan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tommy Noonan  screenplay
Edna Sheklow  play "The Plant"
William Welch  screenplay

Produced by
Tommy Noonan .... producer
Donald F. Taylor .... producer
Original Music by
Hal Borne 
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc  (as Joseph Biroc)
Art Direction by
Serge Krizman 
Set Decoration by
Victor A. Gangelin  (as Victor Gangelin)
Costume Design by
Patrick Cummings 
Vou Lee Giokaris 
Makeup Department
Mark Britton .... coiffure: Miss Mansfield
Fredric .... coiffure: Marie McDonald
Fritzy Merrick .... hair stylist
Sidney Perell .... makeup artist
Production Management
William Magginetti .... production manager (as William J. Magginetti)
Art Department
Irving W. Sindler .... property master (as Irving Sindler)
Sound Department
Harry M. Leonard .... sound mixer
Frank McWhorter .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Vaughn Ashen .... chief electrician (as Vaughn M. Ashen)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ceil Chapman .... wardrobe: Marie McDonald
Richard Selzer .... wardrobe: Miss Mansfield (as Mr. Blackwell)
Editorial Department
Eddie Dutko .... supervising editor
Other crew
Jet Fore .... publicist
Dixie McCoy .... script supervisor
John M. Will .... grateful acknowledgment (as Admiral John M. Will U.S.N. Ret.)

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During a wedding shower, the ship's effeminate hairdresser Babette (female impersonator T.C. Jones) mimics Jayne Mansfield, much to the delight of Sandy (character played by Mansfield herself).See more »
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
For Big Boobs Only, 10 September 2008
Author: ferbs54 from United States

The 1963 Jayne Mansfield "comedy" "Promises! Promises!" is best known these days for one thing (well, better make that TWO things!)--it is the film in which Jayne displayed her unfettered rib balloons; the first time a major actress ever did so in a mainstream Hollywood picture. Unfortunately, the film offers pretty much nothing else, and potential viewers would be well advised--no, warned--to bail out after Jayne's initial nude appearance, which happily occurs only three minutes in. During the following 72 minutes, Jayne and her bespectacled hubby, played by the film's co-producer and co-writer, Tommy Noonan, go on a long ocean cruise with their friends, Mickey Hargitay and Marie "The Body" McDonald. Through a set of ridiculous plot contrivances that include placebo drugs, seasickness and lots of liquor, Tommy can't quite figure out how Jayne has suddenly become preggers and just who did the knocking up. Dated, dreary, deadly and dumb (how's that for double D's?), the picture is a real labor to sit through; it is absolutely, consistently and painfully unfunny, and every lame gag falls (you should pardon the expression) absolutely flat. Character actor King Donovan's direction is uninspired, TV legend Imogene Coca goes completely wasted in a teensy role, and female impersonator T.C. Jones is an embarrassment. Strangely, Jayne unclothed does not look nearly as spectacular as Jayne strutting about in formfitting sweaters and gowns in such truly marvelous comedies as "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956) and "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" (1957). I had originally decided to give this film two stars--one for each...well, you know--but cannot give it even that "high" a rating in good conscience. There is no form of entertainment more lethal, for me, than a completely unfunny comedy, and only a big dumb boob would find this one amusing.

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