MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,563 this week

The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield (1968)

5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 172 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 13 critic

Jayne takes us on a review of her last world tour. She takes us through Rome, shares a fantasy about Roman athletes, and then is off to Cannes. She takes a trip to the nudist colony on the ... See full summary »

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 129 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 100 titles
created 07 May 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 10 Jul 2013
 
a list of 256 titles
created 22 Oct 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield (1968)

The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield (1968) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A proper English gentleman, traveling in the American West, inadvertently stops an Indian attack on the stagecoach in which he is a passenger. When the stage gets to the nearest town, the ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Kenneth More, Jayne Mansfield, Henry Hull
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Three thieves rip off a shipment of used money being sent back to the US. As they are escaping the robbery (after having taken a hostage), they wind up on an island in a hotel with an ... See full summary »

Directors: Gustav Gavrin, Richard E. Cunha, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Cameron Mitchell, Dodie Heath
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

"Doctor" Jayne Mansfield is in Italy to show a peer her documentary about mating customs from around the world while at the same time having to deal with two bellhops who have an idea or two about mating with Jayne.

Director: Luigi Scattini
Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia
Illegal (1955)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle.

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, Hugh Marlowe
Comedy | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Three decorated Navy pilots finagle a four day leave in San Francisco. They procure a posh suite at the hotel and Commander Crewson, a master of procurement, arranges to populate it with ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Cary Grant, Jayne Mansfield, Leif Erickson
Fantasy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Hercules must save his true love from an evil queen.

Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia
Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Mickey Hargitay, Massimo Serato
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Directors: Werner Jacobs, Karl Vibach
Stars: Freddy Quinn, Josef Albrecht, Ullrich Haupt
Female Jungle (1956)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A blonde actress is murdered across from a bar. An off-duty cop has been getting pleasantly sloshed, but becomes worried about his innocence when he finds out he was seen leaving the ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno VeSota
Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Jayne Mansfield, John Carradine
Salome (1953)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In the reign of emperor Tiberius, Gallilean prophet John the Baptist preaches against King Herod and Queen Herodias. The latter wants John dead, but Herod fears to harm him due to a ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Stewart Granger, Charles Laughton
The Match Game (1962–1969)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This is the 1st edition of the program. Composed of 2 teams of 3 Members (2 in-studio team members & 1 star team captain) are writing answers to an question {e.g.: Name a part of a chicken}... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Betty White
Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In 1896 it is announced that the Olympic Games will be revived in Athens. A young shepherd, Spiridon Loues, decides to enter the 26-mile marathon. Once in Athens, he meets Christina Gratsos... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Marton
Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Trax Colton, Nico Minardos
The Jayne Mansfield Story (TV Movie 1980)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The gaudy rise and dizzy fall of the last great Hollywood blonde bombshell: Jayne Mansfield.

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Loni Anderson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ray Buktenica
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Herself
Robert Jason ...
Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fernand Aubrey
Monte Duro
Lino Enner
Brigitte Halberg
Bob Oliver
Rocky Roberts
Lila Solh
Edit

Storyline

Jayne takes us on a review of her last world tour. She takes us through Rome, shares a fantasy about Roman athletes, and then is off to Cannes. She takes a trip to the nudist colony on the Isle of Levant, where she almost kind of joins in. Then it's off to Paris, where she gets a beauty treatment from Fernand Aubrey, and attends some racy dance revues. In New York and Los Angeles, she visits some topless clubs and listens to a topless all-girl pop band. The film wraps up with some posthumous footage of her family in mourning. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Tour the World's Hottest Spots with the Sex Goddess Herself!!


Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

July 1969 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Die wilde Welt der Jayne Mansfield  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film is listed among The 100 Most Amusingly Bad Moves Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE. See more »

Connections

Featured in Bikers, Blondes and Blood (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
interesting...but not all that wild!
15 March 2005 | by (Berlin) – See all my reviews

By the time Jayne Mansfield came to film her Wild Wild World documentary in the late 60s, her star was well and truly on the wane. The A-movie parts had dried up and she was acting in B-movie trash and touring night clubs in order to make a living. As well as regular centre spreads in magazines like Playboy, Mansfield still maintained a place in the public eye. Although by no means the star she once was she still commanded press attention and was probably, by this point, one of the first people to be famous for being famous.

The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield is a curiously muddled affair which cobbles together footage of Jayne sashaying around various Euro locations. Jayne visits tourist attractions, night clubs, nudist beaches and beauty parlours in a whistle-stop tour of Europe.

Jayne unfortunately was killed during the production of the film and so some early scenes of her in Rome involve a (sometimes) poorly concealed double. Another drawback is the faux-Mansfield voice over. More a parody of Mansfield than anything else this breathy, dumb blonde voice comes out with some real clunkers during the course of the film! Perhaps the most twisted aspect of the movie is the inclusion of photographs of the scenes of the car crash which claimed Jayne's life followed by a tour of the Pink Palace by a glum-looking Mickey Hargitay and two of Jayne's young sons. A rather sleazy and sensational end to an otherwise harmless piece of late-60s camp.

Although by no means a good film, this is an interesting one to watch. It is nice to see the attention Mansfield still attracted by this point in her career. Although the success of glossy A-movies such as The Girl Can't Help It were more than 10 years old by this point and Mansfield was 'starring' in dross like The Fat Spy, she could still draw a crowd. Although less curvy than in her heyday and there being something slightly grotesque about her wiggle and constant near-nudity, Jayne was nothing if not a personality. And her Wild, Wild World sums her up perfectly!

*One point of interest for film buffs: David Puttnam is credited as an executive producer on this film. A very early film credit, Lord Puttnam is he is now is probably more famous for producing movies like Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Chariots of Fire. Well, we all have to start somewhere!


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Opening credit music boinnng

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?