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The Happy Hooker (1975)

R  |   |  Biography, Comedy  |  14 January 1976 (France)
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Having emigrated to New York and immediately got the kiss-off from her mother-besotted fiance, a Dutch lass takes a well-paid office job and starts liberally sampling the local male talent.... See full summary »



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Having emigrated to New York and immediately got the kiss-off from her mother-besotted fiance, a Dutch lass takes a well-paid office job and starts liberally sampling the local male talent. After a while she decides to make her pleasure her business too, and as her reputation grows she graduates to a high-class bordello. Soon she realises she has the right talents to make a real success of a place of her own. Written by Jeremy Perkins <>

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You know about sex. Now learn about life. See more »


Biography | Comedy


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14 January 1976 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Alegre Libertina  »

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Whilst shooting this picture, lead actress Lynn Redgrave was also performing in the play "My Fat Friend" on Broadway. Redgrave once said of this double-act: "This is an exhausting schedule. But you don't think about that when you're doing something exciting." See more »


The Leader: [confronting Xaviera in a female prison cell] Hey, big shit madame bitch. Bet you ain't got no black ass turning tricks in your high-class fuckin' house.
Cowgirl: Oh, she afraid the black's gonna rub off all over her beautiful white sheets, ain't ya, honey?
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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »


One to One
Music and Lyrics by Don Elliott and Joan Wile
Sung by Angela Clemmons
Recorded at "Masterhouse"
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Strong outfits, weak plot.
16 July 2001 | by (Las Vegas) – See all my reviews

Well, there's not much smut to be had here. Not much humor, really, either. So what does this film have to recommend it? Well, Lynn Redgrave wears a series of smashing early-70s outfits--floppy hats, go-go boots, backless evening gowns, big-sleeved minidresses... and the other hookers have some fresh attire as well (some charming negligees, lavender disco dresses, etc.). And some of the scenes of her tricks are mildly amusing (although many inadvertently so), particularly the one where she does a reverse striptease while reciting a business report.

Still, it starts off excruciatingly slow and you can see what plot twists there are coming a mile away with bludgeoning sticks in hand. And the party scenes in the brothel aren't nearly as much fun as you'd expect, considering as the 70s was a golden era for movie party scenes and this is supposedly a whorehouse. Not worth watching, really, although it is worth flipping back and forth to if there's not much else on.

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