Marlo Manners is enjoying her honeymoon with Sir Michael Barrington, husband number 6. As luck would have it, an international conference is taking place in the same hotel and the Russian ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (play)
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Myron Breckinridge is waiting for her sex-change operation while a stoned surgeon stumbles into the operating room. Before the drugged doctor begins Myron's operation, he counsels him. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Sarne
Stars: Mae West, John Huston, Raquel Welch
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A mother whose child was killed in a Dingo attack in the Australian outback fights to prove her innocence when she is accused of murder.

Director: Fred Schepisi
Stars: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Dale Reeves
The Heat's On (1943)
Musical | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

When his biggest star joins a rival's show, a Broadway producer bluffs and schemes to get her back.

Director: Gregory Ratoff
Stars: Mae West, Victor Moore, William Gaxton
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, Flower Belle Lee is run out of Little Bend. On the train she meets con man Cuthbert J. Twillie and pretends to marry him for "... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline
Stars: Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joseph Calleia
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Set in New York City, Mae West is Peaches O'Day, a con artist who befriends Captain Jim McCarey (Edmund Lowe), a cop who must turn her in unless she leaves town. The clever Peaches returns ... See full summary »

Director: A. Edward Sutherland
Stars: Mae West, Edmund Lowe, Charles Butterworth
Goin' to Town (1935)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Former dance hall queen Cleo Borden, newly rich, falls for and pursues an upper-crust Englishman.

Director: Alexander Hall
Stars: Mae West, Paul Cavanagh, Gilbert Emery
Blue Money (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Handsome and successful Jim appears to have it all: he's married to the beautiful and supportive Lisa, has a healthy baby, and works a cool gig as the director of hardcore porno fare. Jim's... See full summary »

Director: Alain Patrick
Stars: Alain Patrick, Barbara Mills, Inga Maria
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A successful ex-boxer buys a high-class speakeasy and falls for a rich society girl, who doesn't know about his past. Complications ensue when some ex-girlfriends from his boxing days show up.

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: George Raft, Constance Cummings, Wynne Gibson
Night Club II (1989)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A young married couple try to convert an old warehouse into a nightclub, but face opposition from both the council and local mobsters.

Director: Michael Keusch
Stars: Nicholas Hoppe, Elizabeth Kaitan, Ed Trotta
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Ruby Carter, the American Beauty queen of the night club-sporting world, shifts her operations from St. Louis to New Orleans (which kind of belies the Western genre designation), mostly to ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Mae West, Roger Pryor, Johnny Mack Brown
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Carlton Rose, a girl known as "the Frisco Doll" escapes to Alaska after accidentally killing her guard.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Mae West, Victor McLaglen, Phillip Reed
I'm No Angel (1933)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Circus performer Tira seeks a better life pursuing the company of wealthy New York men with improbable comic complications along the way.

Director: Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Mae West, Cary Grant, Gregory Ratoff
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Marlo Manners
...
Sir Michael Barrington
...
Dan Turner
...
Alexei Karansky
...
Laslo Karolny
...
Vance Norton
...
Waiter
...
Waiter in Alexei's Suite
Rona Barrett ...
Van McCoy ...
Delegate
...
Dress Designer
...
...
The Chairman
...
...
Gil Stratton
Edit

Storyline

Marlo Manners is enjoying her honeymoon with Sir Michael Barrington, husband number 6. As luck would have it, an international conference is taking place in the same hotel and the Russian delegate (one of Marlo's former husbands) is threatening to derail the negotiations unless he can have one more fling with his ex. Adding to the complications is a tape Marlo has made detailing all of her affairs and scandals, which her manager is desperately trying (and failing) to destroy. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The golden age of musical comedy is back... in this all new, all fabulous tribute to Hollywood's greatest era! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 March 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

América Louca  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Alice Cooper has claimed on numerous occasions that Mae West sexually propositioned him and each of the film's other leading men. See more »

Goofs

Sir Michael is holding a glass in his left hand and grabs the champagne bottle from Dan with his right. Cut to another angle and the bottle and glass are in the opposite hands. See more »

Quotes

Dan Turner: Oh, Marlo listen. I've got something very important to tell you. Sir Michael is one of England's top secret agents. He's bigger than 007!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Computer of Tomorrow (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from The Godfather
Composed by Nino Rota
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Comment from an actual insider!
8 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was a journalist for fan magazines in the 70's and I had the great opportunity to interview Miss West several times for my respective magazines. I interviewed Miss West at her Hollywood apartment (the Ravenswood), and I also interviewed her on her "open" set during the production of her last film Sextette.

By "open" set, I am referring to the fact that the set was not closed and shut off to reporters. It was not shut off for me for certain and I can testify to that fact. I can also testify to the fact of what I observed during the filming of this movie. This movie would definitely have had a closed set if there were so much to hide concerning Miss West as has been mistakenly reported.

There were lots of overstated rumors and gossip concerning "hidden microphones," the so-called "in-ability" of Miss West to perform, etc. I know what I observed. There were rumors that Miss West stayed in the elevator for hours waiting for her "cue," rumors that Miss West was completely senile, etc. My observations did not prove any of those "rumors." Mae West did not stay in any elevator for hours waiting for someone to come and get her. That is a total, complete fabrication. I believe someone mentioned this here already and the fact is....that did not happen!

Now for the famous "hidden earphone" legend, which says Mae was, force-fed all her lines for this movie! That is absolutely asinine to the tenth degree. Make no mistake about it--Mae knew what she was up against in the making of this film, and she knew that she would be attacked, scandalized and otherwise lied about with many of the so-called "facts" before it was over. The ridiculous "legend" that she spoke "traffic directions" after prompting has been revealed by the principle players in this movie as completely false!!!! "It never happened," as Dom Deluise has publicly stated and truthfully so!!!

Miss West was not a zombie, was not senile, was not "out of it," in any sense of the word during the filming of this movie. That is a total and ridiculous lie. No one for a moment believed or thought that Mae was a "young hottie" as someone here criticized. Like-wise, no fair-minded person at all believed that she was a washed up has-been either, let me tell you that!

This woman had a presence that was unparalleled in the history of movies. When she came on the set, it was an unbelievable experience. She retained a remarkable screen presence and charisma. It was a true example of a Hollywood legend in every sense of the word. It is an outrageous insult and disservice to the career of this remarkable woman to perpetrate these lies any longer!!!

I find it repugnant that many of the people who comment here quickly dismiss this final effort by Miss West with their scathing comments and unjustified attacks. All these comments do truthfully boil down to her age in this film. Witness the constant comments here that Mae was playing a young woman, had her face taped back, blah, blah, blah, etc. The movie does not say that she is a young star, does not pretend that at all.

Every single comment made against this film was related (and only related) to Miss West's age in this movie. Are movie actors required to retire at a certain age? I don't think so, and if fact age should have (pardon me Miss West), "Nothing to do with it." As Miss West told me in an interview with her, "What am I suppose to do? Retire to a rocking chair? That would do me in for good!" Right Mae!

I interviewed Mae West at her Ravenswood apartment on North Rossmore Ave., during the filming of this movie. It was an experience I will never forget!!!! Mae humbly put the lie to the many, many rumors concerning her in that unforgettable interview. I inspected her skin for signs of plastic surgery (the telltale scars) and there were none!!! I inspected her lovely hair (what wigs are you talking about here?) and it was her own!!! Her hands were like that of a baby, so smooth, soft and young looking.

Mae had not a single wrinkle in her face, her body was firm, she had all her own teeth, and regardless of what you have heard or read elsewhere, she had her own hair. This was a woman who appeared to be decades younger than her true age. I was in a state of shock when I first saw her.

And she was super alert too, and she knew exactly what she was talking about--very professional and not at all the pathetic figure that some would like to now make her. In fact, she was so very amazing that it was unreal, and I suppose this could be the reason for rumors that this was not the original Mae West! Yes, one rumor that went around forever was that this woman was really the daughter of Mae West and not the original. Nothing could have been further from the truth.

There was an absolute magic in her personality and presence. This is something that is no longer in effect with the so-called stars of today. She had something called magnetism and a great personality, the likes of which will never be again.

Mae West delivered one hell of a good job in this movie when her age in figured in, and she was still up to it, still looked really good, and she gave it her all and it is damn well high time it is acknowledged!!!!!!! One final comment is (as mentioned here several times) the UK version of this movie is excellent quality, and not the poorer quality of the US releases. It makes a big difference!!!


64 of 95 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
... bad taste ... boggybri
Original Aspect Ratio? MiloMindbender
Screening at B-Fest 2010 dripdry-1
WHO IS RICKY THE (mascot) ATHLETE IN SEXTETTE? sunfiretakesit
Rumors vs. facts agcaoili675
Discuss Sextette (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?