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Jacqueline Susann (novel)
Samuel A. Taylor (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 August 1971 (USA) See more »
His Women...Judith, Amanda, Ethel, Maggie, the Twins, and all the others... See more »
An ambitious TV newscaster has an affair with the wife of a network executive to get a promotion. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Phillip Law ... Robin Stone

Dyan Cannon ... Judith Austin

Robert Ryan ... Gregory 'Greg' Austin

Jackie Cooper ... Danton Miller

David Hemmings ... Jerry Nelson
Jodi Wexler ... Amanda
William Roerick ... Cliff Dorne

Maureen Arthur ... Ethel Evans

Shecky Greene ... Christie Lane
Clinton Greyn ... Alfie Knight

Sharon Farrell ... Maggie Stewart
Alexandra Hay ... Tina St. Claire

Eve Bruce ... Amazon Woman

Greg Mullavey ... Bob Summers
Gene Baylos ... Eddie Flynn

Ben Lessy ... Kenny Ditto

Edith Atwater ... Mary
Elizabeth St. Clair ... Susie

Claudia Jennings ... Darlene

Mary Collinson ... Debbie

Madeleine Collinson ... Sandy

Jerry Dunphy ... Newscaster
Michael Jackson ... Newscaster
Ted Meyers ... Newscaster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jane Axell ... Model (uncredited)
Sandy Balson ... Secretary (uncredited)
Lloyd Battista ... Andy Parino (uncredited)
Evelyn Beebe ... Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)
Nicky Blair ... Club Owner (uncredited)

Tommy Bond ... Stagehand (uncredited)
Robert A. Bowen ... TV Technician (uncredited)
Jane Brechenridge ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Lee Brubaker ... Model (uncredited)
Fleurette Carter ... Helen (uncredited)
John Carter ... Reporter (uncredited)
Hy Chase ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Leigh Christian ... Model (uncredited)
Cheryl Christiansen ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Willie Davis ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Lincoln Demyan ... Reporter (uncredited)

Anitra Ford ... Model (uncredited)
Virginia Ann Ford ... Model (uncredited)

Lance Fuller ... Producer (uncredited)
Annabelle Garth ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Beverly Gill ... Model (uncredited)

Marianne Gordon ... Model (uncredited)
Walter Haddock ... TV Technician (uncredited)
Melonie Haller ... Young Hooker (uncredited)
Stan Harris ... TV Director (uncredited)
Duke Hobbie ... Detective (uncredited)

Mauritz Hugo ... Dr. Spineck (uncredited)

Gayle Hunnicutt ... Astrological Girl at Party (uncredited)
Jake Jacobs ... Reporter (uncredited)
Dick Jacobsen ... TV Technician (uncredited)
Pat Kehoe ... TV Technician (uncredited)
Barry Kirstein ... TV Technician (uncredited)
George A. Lamprey ... TV Technician (uncredited)
Wilfred D. Langley ... TV Technician (uncredited)
Liv Lindeland ... Model (uncredited)
James Lloyd ... Manny (uncredited)
Michael Lorenz ... Parking Lot Attendant (uncredited)
Ann Lynn ... Model (uncredited)

Ralph Manza ... Bartender (uncredited)

Paul Marin ... Dr. Lesgarn (uncredited)
Frank Mathias ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Larry McCormick ... Reporter (uncredited)
Peter McGuire ... TV Technician (uncredited)
Bill McKeever ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Bruno Meglio ... Waiter (uncredited)
Christopher Michaels ... Bunny (uncredited)
Royce Milne ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Emilie Mitchell ... Model (uncredited)
Paula Mitchell ... Susan Rider (uncredited)

Linda Morand ... Model (uncredited)

Robert Patten ... Reporter (uncredited)
Marco Peterson ... TV Technician (uncredited)
Monica Peterson ... Secretary (uncredited)

Don Rickles ... Announcer (uncredited)
Sugar Ray Robinson ... Himself - a Guest (uncredited)

Michael St. Angel ... Agency Man (uncredited)
Tom Stewart ... Detective (uncredited)
Bob Stiles ... TV Floorman (uncredited)
Jacqueline Susann ... Newscaster (uncredited)
Jack Tesler ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Mark Thomas ... Doorman (uncredited)
Len Uslaner ... TV Technician (uncredited)
Betty Van Valkenburgh ... Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)
Ike Williams ... Escort (uncredited)

Dick Winslow ... Producer (uncredited)
Barry Woodruff ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Haley Jr. 
Writing credits
Jacqueline Susann (novel)

Samuel A. Taylor (screenplay) (as Samuel Taylor)

Produced by
M.J. Frankovich .... producer
Irving Mansfield .... executive producer
Original Music by
Artie Butler 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang (director of photography) (as Charles B. Lang)
Film Editing by
David E. Blewitt  (as David Blewitt)
Production Design by
Lyle R. Wheeler 
Set Decoration by
George James Hopkins  (as George Hopkins)
Costume Design by
Moss Mabry 
Makeup Department
Hank Edds .... makeup artist
Virginia Jones .... hair stylist
Production Management
Ralph E. Black .... unit production manager (as Ralph Black)
William J. O'Sullivan .... executive production manager (as William O'Sullivan)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philip L. Parslow .... assistant director
Joseph M. Ellis .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Tommy Bond .... prop management
Max Frankel .... property master
Thomas Gark .... lead man
Philip Calhoun .... props (uncredited)
Tom Gard .... leadman (uncredited)
Bob Lawless .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Les Fresholtz .... sound
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound
Richard Raguse .... boom operator (uncredited)
Gary Stahl .... cableman (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Paul Stewart .... special effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Frederick L. Guarino .... photographer: second unit
J.T. Dean .... grip (uncredited)
Al Ducharme .... grip (uncredited)
Clifford Hutchison .... gaffer (uncredited)
Willard Klug .... grip (uncredited)
Harold Kraus .... best boy (uncredited)
Richard Craig Meinardus .... first camera assistant (uncredited)
Chris Schwiebert .... camera operator (uncredited)
Robert Spence .... second camera assistant (uncredited)
Orlando Suero .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Seth Banks .... costume supervisor: men
Edna Taylor .... costume supervisor: ladies
James M. George .... costumer (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Nancy Martinelli .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Earl Moore .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Artie Butler .... music arranger
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Jack Millman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Ralph Faulkner .... fight choreographer
Kathleen Freeman .... dialogue coach
Maury Nemoy .... title designer: main titles
Marvin Weldon .... script supervisor
Ed Fisher .... unit publicist (uncredited)
June Foray .... dubbed voice (uncredited)
Peter Frankovich .... production assistant (uncredited)
Johnny Hall .... craft service (uncredited)
Skip Lambert .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jacqueline Susann's The Love Machine" - USA (complete title)
"Jacqueline Susann's the Love Machine" - International (English title) (poster title)
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108 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Finland:K-16 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (theatrical rating) (cut) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:R | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

The film's "love machine" title has two meanings. One, it is a reference to lady's man character of Robin Stone (John Phillip Law), and two, it is a reference to the medium of television.See more »
Jerry Nelson:Dearheart! I am handy, aren't I? 'She beginning to crowd you already? Ah, my Robin you do play rough.
Jerry Nelson:Have you ever felt anything for anyone? I don't mean just girls, I mean a friend?
Robin Stone:I wouldn't know. I never had one.
Jerry Nelson:Not even me? Oh, Robin...
Robin Stone:The thing I like about you, Jerry, is that you never make a pass.
Jerry Nelson:I'm biding my time.
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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Am I missing something here?, 24 September 2003
Author: gorgeousgreekbeauty from Toronto, CANADA

I just got this gem off of ebay and was quite disappointed .. for three factors ..

1. No nude John Phillip Law .. I've seen stills from the movie which detail his beautiful naked ass, in bed with two women, but these scenes are absent from the movie 2. The supposed "several steamy" sex scenes .. tame by today's standards, but again, I didn't see anything either than sheets moving around and some nipples .. where did they hide it all? This movie was marketed as being the steamiest movie since Midnight Cowboy and there are no naked people running around .. :-( .. is there another version to this movie that's maybe NC 17? Does Europe have the advantage of the better uncut version than we paranoid Puritan North Americans? WHERE IS THE NAKED JOHN PHILLIP LAW? .. like Danger Diabolik, people overestimate his nakedness in a movie .. he might have been jaybird, you don't get to see it .. :-( :-( :-( 3. Plot .. okay, stretching here .. but John's acting wasn't that bad .. given the script and his deplorably bad supporting cast .. he was cute all the way thru it .. better than his portrayal of a bird man in Barbarella .. just stand there and breathe John, you've just found your acting worth .. now show us that magnificent chest of yours .. hmm hmmm ..

Dyan Cannon can't act her way out of a brown paper bag .. worse .. !!!she looks like she's been dolled up on Halcion in every scene she's in .. the only character worth rooting for was the amazon whore who was slapped around by Law's character .. she seemed to have a lot of depth .. for her 2 minute scene .. I felt sorry for her ..

The scenery and set design was typically bad 70's porn movie castoffs ... and what's with the dinner suit that the network exec keeps wearing? Is he expecting it to get better than this? 'fraid not!

Shecky Green in ill fitting mismatched clothing made me sick to my stomach.. when he moved I thought the room was spinning ..

Overall, I'd give this movie /5 out of ten .. just cuz it was soooo bad, you just had to follow it to the miserable conclusion to see how it ends..

Thank god no director worth his spit would dredge up slop like this and try to find a modern audience for it ..

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