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Contest Girl (1964)
"The Beauty Jungle" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  May 1966 (USA)
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On a seaside holiday, pretty Bristol typist Shirley meets Dan Mackenzie from her local paper. He persuades her that she has what it takes in the world of beauty contests, and so it proves. ... See full summary »

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Don Mackenzie
Janette Scott ...
Shirley Freeman
Ronald Fraser ...
Walter Carey
Edmund Purdom ...
Rex Carrick
Jean Claudio ...
Roger Armand
Kay Walsh ...
Mrs. Freeman
Norman Bird ...
Mr. Edward Freeman
Janina Faye ...
Elaine Freeman
Tommy Trinder ...
Charlie Dorton
David Weston ...
Harry
Peter Ashmore ...
Lucius
Sidney James ...
'Butlin' Judge (as Sydney James)
Jacqueline Jones ...
Jean Watson
Jackie White ...
Barbara Lawton
Jerry Desmonde ...
Swimming Pool MC
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On a seaside holiday, pretty Bristol typist Shirley meets Dan Mackenzie from her local paper. He persuades her that she has what it takes in the world of beauty contests, and so it proves. Ditching her predictable fiance and having to leave home, Shirley moves to London to continuing success. Increasingly smitten by her, Dan reckons he should be more than just her manager, but this is not at all the way Shirley sees things. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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From the Boardwalk... to Monte Carlo Villas... the inside story of the men behind the beauty racket!

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May 1966 (USA)  »

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Alexandra Bastedo screen tested unsuccessfully for a role in this film. See more »

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Nice watching
8 January 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I saw this film long back and liked it very much. This is an honest depiction about the ugliness behind beauty business. Late Ian Hendry is good and so is Janette Scott. The dark side of beauty business is vividly shown here, the middle class ambitions and its inability to take hard failure ultimately is wonderfully depicted here. Film also points a finger towards brutal journalistic trends which needs scapegoats or people who could be used as stories. It uses them and spits them away (like the case of leading lady of this picture). It is a wonder, why this film is not even heard of these days when so many fashion shows are taking place. This tells behind the scene truths about such beauty events and nothing much has changed.

It also has a shattering end that will move you to tears.

7 out of 10.


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