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Release Date:
14 January 1976 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
You know about sex. Now learn about life. See more »
Plot:
Having emigrated to New York and immediately got the kiss-off from her mother-besotted fiance, a Dutch... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Tame and lame "adult" comedy based upon the 70's most famous madam! See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Lynn Redgrave ... Xaviera Hollander

Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Yves St. Jacques
Lovelady Powell ... Madelaine

Tom Poston ... J. Arthur Conrad

Nicholas Pryor ... Carl Gordon

Elizabeth Wilson ... Mrs. Gordon

Conrad Janis ... Fred

Richard Lynch ... The Cop
Owen Hollander ... Lt. Taggert
Barton Heyman ... Dirty Harry

Matthew Cowles ... Albert Ruffleson

Denise Galik ... Cynthia
Trish Hawkins ... Chris
Pal Henry ... Aurora
Donna Mitchell ... Lucille
Darlene Parks ... April Jones

Anita Morris ... May Smith / Linda Jo
Sharon Laughlin ... Nadine
Rochelle Oliver ... Norma
Inga Bunsch ... Finch
Joan T. Scott ... Carla
Gretchen Shawn ... Reality Girl
Lauren Simon ... Finkle Bellis
Mary Olga ... Rosie

Mason Adams ... The Banker with Chris
Dan Resin ... The Senator with Chris
Shanton Granger ... Benson Girfield
Alek Primrose ... John Burden

John Getz ... Trout Fisherman
William Duell ... Meek Man
Andrew Smith ... Man in a hurry

Vincent Schiavelli ... Music Guru
Lee Wallace ... Henry Knowlton
Gwendolyn Saska-Brown ... Suzanne Knowlton (as Gwendolyn Saska-Brown)
Ben Hayes ... Singles Bar Salesman
Dorothi Fox ... Rosita the Maid (as Dorothy Fox)
Robert Dryden ... Mr. Gordon

George Dzundza ... Chet

Kenneth Tigar ... Steve
John Ramsey ... Alex the Lawyer
Murray Moston ... Customs Agent
Lenny Del Genio ... The Grocer
Philip Larson ... Deckhand
Jane Marie Scileppi ... Sonia
Guillermo Irizarry ... Carlos the Houseboy

Allan Rich ... Desk Sergeant
Frank Aldrich ... Ryan
Lou Bedford ... Wilkins
Larry Silvestri ... Arresting Officer
Florence Tarlow ... Petulia
Ellyne Liz Culver ... Matron
Susanna Singleton ... The Leader
Chip Fields ... Red Hat
Sandra Reaves-Phillips ... In the Pink (as Sandra Phillips)
Adrian James ... Cowgirl
Marilyn Thomas ... Blue Hair
Wilhelmina Ross ... Lo-La
Joaquin Reyes ... Tall One
Maureen Sadusk ... Girl on Crutches
Vito De Palo ... Neighborhood Boy
Frank Mastropasqua ... Neighborhood Boy
John Sbarro ... Neighborhood Boy
Mario Capparelli ... Neighborhood Boy
Michael Galardi ... Neighborhood Boy (as Michael Gelardi)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seamus O'Brien

Stefan Schnabel ... Elderly Gentleman

Directed by
Nicholas Sgarro 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Yvonne Dunleavy  book
Xaviera Hollander  book
Robin Moore  book
William Richert 

Produced by
Fred C. Caruso .... producer
Dennis Friedland .... executive producer
Marlene Hess .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Don Elliott 
 
Cinematography by
Richard C. Kratina  (as Dick Kratina)
 
Film Editing by
Gerald B. Greenberg  (as Jerry Greenberg)
 
Casting by
Juliet Taylor 
 
Production Design by
Gene Callahan 
 
Set Decoration by
Hans Swanson 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
 
Makeup Department
John Alese .... makeup artist
Bob Grimaldi .... hair stylist (as Robert Grimaldi)
 
Production Management
Fred C. Caruso .... production supervisor (as Fred Caruso)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter A. Runfolo .... second assistant director
Ted Zachary .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
John Hughes .... scenic chargeman
Mario Mazzola .... props
Thomas Saccio .... property master
Kenneth Weinberg .... props
 
Sound Department
Arthur Bloom .... boom operator
Peter C. Frank .... assistant sound editor (as Peter Frank)
Marc Laub .... sound editor
David Moshlak .... sound recordist
Emil Neroda .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Newman .... sound mixer (as Chris Newman)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Barilla .... camera operator
Don Biller .... assistant camera (as Donald Biller)
Joe Carroll .... set grip (as Joseph Carroll)
John de Blau Sr. .... generator operator
Jerry DeBlau .... electrician (as Jeffy De Blau)
John W. DeBlau .... best boy (as John De Blau Jr.)
Vinnie Gerardo .... camera focus (as Vincent Gerardo)
Kenny Gross .... key grip (as Ken Gross)
Charles Moore .... still photographer
Frank Schulz .... gaffer
Robert M. Volpe .... dolly grip (as Robert Volpe)
 
Casting Department
Vic Ramos .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert De Mora .... assistant costume designer
Florence Gabrielle .... wardrobe
Marilyn Putnam .... costumer
Max Soloman .... costumer (as Max Solomon)
 
Editorial Department
Jonathan Cohen .... apprentice editor
Cynthia Scheider .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Don Elliott .... music arranger
Don Elliott .... music producer
 
Other crew
Peter Burrell .... d.g.a. trainee
Peter Diaferia .... titles (as Peter F. Diaferia)
Lou Fusaro .... unit coordinator (as Louis Fusaro)
Sidney Gecker .... script supervisor (as Sid Gecker)
James Giblin .... teamster captain
Susan B. Landau .... production assistant (as Susan Landau)
Shari Leibowitz .... production coordinator
Shari Leibowitz .... production office coordinator
Joan McWade .... production accountant
Tom Miller .... unit publicist
Donald Saddler .... choreographer
George Severini .... production assistant
John H. Starke .... location coordinator (as John Starke)
 

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96 min
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Trivia:
Despite playing the lead role in My Pleasure Is My Business (1975), Xaviera Hollander did not play herself in the lead role in this movie.See more »
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Put Yourself in my HandsSee more »

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7 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Tame and lame "adult" comedy based upon the 70's most famous madam!, 21 June 2004

The Happy Hooker (1975) was loosely based upon the best seller about of the era's most popular and successful madam's. Lynn Redgrave stars as the happy one. But the film is just bad in all aspects. It fails at being an "adult" comedy and it fails at being a biography. I wouldn't even catagorize it in the "trying too hard" section because it didn't even do that. Boring stuff that deserves to be buried. May it never see the light of day. By the way, this movie ruined my tastes for sundaes and banana splits. Don't watch this one. The sequels are a lot better than this one. That's not saying much either because they're both bad.

Followed by "Happy Hooker Goes to Washington" and "Happy Hooker Goes to Hollywood". Too tame and way too lame.

Not recommended.

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