IMDb > Single Room Furnished (1966)

Single Room Furnished (1966) More at IMDbPro »


Overview

User Rating:
4.4/10   226 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 16% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Gerald Sanford (play)
Matt Cimber (adaptation) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Single Room Furnished on IMDbPro.
Genre:
Tagline:
The torture chamber of a woman who lived too full... too fast!
Plot:
The fall of a blonde, Mansfield, from innocence to prostitution. Mansfield died before the movie was completed. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
The Magnificent Mansfield's Quiet Exit See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jayne Mansfield ... Johnnie / Mae / Eileen
Dorothy Keller ... Flo
Fabian Dean ... Charley
Billy M. Greene ... Pop
Terri Messina ... Maria

Martin Horsey ... Frankie
Walter Gregg ... Billy
Velia Del Greco ... Mrs. Adamo
Isabelle Dwan ... Grandmother
Jean London ... 1st Girl
Nancy Brock ... 2nd Girl
Bruno VeSota ... Mr. Quack Quack
Marty Levine ... Mr. Ferdente (voice)
Lucille Ford ... Lucia
Erie MacGruder ... Girl at Window (as Erie McGruder)
Robert Van Strawder ... Grocery Boy (as Robert Von Strawder)
Jana Pearce ... Waitress
Trevor Doughty ... Mr. Peabody
Ava Sheara ... Dancer
Margie Duncan ... Dancer
Michael Rich ... Grandchild
Elisa Rich ... Grandchild
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter Winchell ... Walter Winchell (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Matt Cimber  (as Matteo Ottaviano)
 
Writing credits
Gerald Sanford (play)

Matt Cimber  adaptation (as Matteo Ottaviano) and
Michael Musto  screenplay

Produced by
Hugo Grimaldi .... producer
Michael Musto .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
James Sheldon 
Raoul Kraushaar (uncredited)
Jaime Mendoza-Nava (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
László Kovács (director of photography) (as Leslie Kovacs)
 
Art Direction by
Mike McCloskey 
 
Costume Design by
Sara Anderson 
 
Makeup Department
Edith McAfee .... makeup artist
Kitty Burke Municino .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brianne Murphy .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jeremy Kay .... set designer
Gary Kent .... set constructor
Bob Stankovich .... property master
 
Sound Department
Austin McKinney .... boom operator
Lee Strosnider .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Steve Karkus .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... gaffer (as Richard Aguilar)
John McNichols .... best boy (as John McNichol)
Phil Miller .... electrician (as Philip Miller)
Tom Ramsey .... key grip
Harvey Sherman .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Hugo Grimaldi .... editorial supervisor
 

Production CompaniesDistributors
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Runtime:
93 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Vivicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In 1969, Crown International Pictures distributed this film on a double bill with I, a Lover (1966) (English title: "I, A Lover").See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
21 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
The Magnificent Mansfield's Quiet Exit, 27 July 2001

At the height of her fame, Jayne Mansfield marketed hot water bottles shaped like her notorious 41-18-26 superstructure; sold her used bath water for $10 a shot; reportedly had 1,000,000 lines of copy devoted to her during a six month period in New York alone; and was considered a serious threat to Marilyn Monroe as the world's #1 blonde bombshell. Unfortunately, a relentless drive toward increasingly tacky publicity stunts quickly labeled Mansfield more an event than an actress. By the mid 1960's, her celebrity was renowned, but the star 20th Century Fox once valued at a reported $20 million was adrift without a major studio, appearing in tawdry European film productions and touring in a campy nightclub act. 1966 saw Mansfield hit near-bottom: overweight, alcoholic and dependent on pills, the fading sex goddess was at the nadir of her film career, appearing in worthless dreck like "Las Vegas Hillbillies.": Her current husband, Matt Cimber, however, still fed into her belief that, with the right project, she could become a serious actress. To that end, he directed her first "serious" drama since 1957's "Wayward Bus," a gritty little script called "Single Room, Furnished." In keeping with the film's seedy urban setting, the sets are tacky and threadbare, with a blaring jazz soundtrack. Jayne plays three roles: a teenage bride, a pregnant cocktail waitress, and a call girl. (As one columnist sniffed about the then-unmade film, "Should get into real ART when Jayne plays the teenager!") To Cimber's credit, he elicted a performance from Mansfield which, if not exactly good, is hypnotic and eminently watchable. In most of her films, Mansfield is over-upholstered window dressing; here, she is not given much room to be attractive, and even as the call girl, she's a far cry from her halcyon days at Fox. Therefore, it's to her credit that, without the benefit of silver lame, wriggling undulations or bare-breasted antics, she maintains our interest. It's a hauntingly poetic performance, completely guileless and technically lacking, but somehow very honest. At this point in her life, perhaps Mansfield knew something of her character's sadness and loneliness. On June 29, 1967, Mansfield was killed in a car accident; "Single Room, Furnished" was still incomplete, so additional scenes were shot with the supporting cast. Surprisingly, these scenes are remarkably touching, focusing on the romance between "Flo" and "Charlie." This isn't a good film, by any stretch of the imagination, but it is rather moving, and a sad, quiet postscript to the otherwise gaudy phenomenon of Jayne Mansfield.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (16 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Single Room Furnished (1966)

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Pace That Kills Pinocchio Toys Are Not for Children Eyes Wide Shut Switchblade Sisters
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.