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Writers:
Tommy Noonan (screenplay)
Edna Sheklow (play)
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You Read About Her In Playboy Magazine...Now See All Of Jayne Mansfield!
Plot:
After a drunken spree on a cruise ship, two women discover that they're pregnant, and set out to find who the fathers are. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (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
 
Thanks
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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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Anything good about this film? Well, there are two things, 17 June 2011
Author: hall895 from New Jersey

There was a time when you could not show nudity in films. And then all of a sudden you could. Who better to use to display this newfound freedom than Jayne Mansfield? So, in Promises! Promises! Mansfield takes off her clothes. Anything else worth saying about the film? Not really. It's a comedy of mishaps and misunderstandings. Unfortunately there is practically nothing that is at all funny in this supposed comedy. How desperate is the film for laughs? Well, there's a female impersonator, a character who is the most wretched thing in the largely wretched film. He does a Jayne Mansfield impersonation. Mansfield's character responds that she does her too. Hilarious, right? No, not at all. The plot, about who exactly is impregnating whom aboard a cruise ship, is rather inane. There's not even enough story to stretch the film out to a proper feature length. The film clocks in at a mere 75 minutes but it seems interminable. In a sign of true desperation Mansfield's brief nude scenes are repeated over and over again in dream sequences or flashbacks. At least the filmmakers were honest with themselves and the audience. They knew people were only coming to see this film for one reason. Well, two reasons to be precise. Mansfield's acting in the film actually isn't half bad. But the story's a dud and the rest of the cast gives Mansfield very little support. As a film Promises! Promises! fails miserably. But nobody cares about its quality as a film, the thing only exists as a vehicle to show off Mansfield's prize assets. In that, if nothing else, it succeeds.

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