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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lovelady Powell ...
J. Arthur Conrad
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Mrs. Gordon
The Cop
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Barton Heyman ...
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Albert Ruffleson
Trish Hawkins ...
Pal Henry ...
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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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Don't Be Embarrassed To Spend 96 Minutes In A Dark Room With A Hooker. See more »


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14 January 1976 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Alegre Libertina  »

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Did You Know?


Lynn Redgrave does not play Xaviera Hollander (The Happy Hooker) in either of this movie's sequels, The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977) and The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980). 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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Referenced in Melrose Place: From Here to Maternity (1997) 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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A very tame adult comedy
5 October 2000 | by (West Bromwich, England) – See all my reviews

A very tame adult comedy that despite its title and its somewhat of a cult reputation does not contain any sex whatsoever (unless I missed something). There was an opportunity here to create a seriously dirty film but you get the sense that the makers were to gutless to take the chance. Instead all you are left with is a mildly amusing comedy where the most explicit image is Lynn Redgrave in her panties. A disappointment.

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