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Tommy Noonan (screenplay)
Edna Sheklow (play)
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You Read About Her In Playboy Magazine...Now See All Of Jayne Mansfield!
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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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This was the first movie in which a mainstream actress (Jayne Mansfield) appeared nude. (Actually, the movie showed her only topless, but a photo in Kenneth Anger's book "Hollywood Babylon II" shows Mansfield on the set completely nude.) It reportedly took some imbibing of champagne on Mansfield's part to get her to take off her clothes.See more »
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Even the Worst Films Have One Good Thing....This One Has Two, 8 March 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Promises.... Promises! (1963)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

There's no question that the story, acting, directing and production is one of the worst ever made but are you really coming to this film for any of that? PROMISES....PROMISES! is a landmark movie because it was the first one in history to feature a major Hollywood star nude. That honor goes to Jayne Mansfield who right around the four minute mark shows off her breasts in a bubble bath and within minutes we're introduced to two other nude scenes. This is really a hard movie to judge because there's no question that it's poorly made, dreadfully dull and lifeless but at the same time it's still quite shocking to see an actress from this era appearing nude. It's not like this is some smut film featuring an unknown woman as these have been around since the earliest days of cinema. No, this here was a well-known star taking off her clothes and the first scene in the bath is actually quite sexual so God knows what people thought back when this was first released. From its historic stance, this here is a must see. Mansfield appears in three different nude scenes and these are replayed throughout the movie. What shocked me the most is that the producers didn't hold the nudity until later in the movie and instead we get our first glimpse at the four minute mark and two other scenes shortly after. Usually bad movies with "one" gimmick hold off on the prize but I give the filmmakers credit for not messing around and actually giving people what they wanted. The nude scenes serve no real purpose to the story but it's Mansfield. The performances by the four leads are all pretty bad and especially Tommy Noonan who plays Mansfield's husband. His performance as a drunk is one of the worst I've ever seen but Mickey Hargitay (Manfield's real husband) wasn't much better. Mansfield doesn't seem to be too happy during any of the scenes as she doesn't give much of a performance. PROMISES..... PROMISES! is a bad movie and there's no doubt about that but at the same time it's a must see.

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