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Sextette (1978)

On the day of her wedding to her sixth husband, a glamorous silver screen sex symbol is asked to intervene in a political dispute between nations, which leads to chaos.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexei Karansky
Laslo Karolny
Vance Norton
Waiter in Alexei's Suite
Rona Barrett ...
Rona Barrett
Van McCoy ...
Dress Designer
The Chairman
George Raft
Gil Stratton


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>

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She won's be satisfied until she's loved by all mankind, one man at a time. See more »


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Release Date:

3 March 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

América Louca  »

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1.85 : 1
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Alice Cooper recorded the piano ballad "No Time for Tears" for his scene in the film, but it was rejected by Mae West, who stated her character would never cry over the loss of a man. The song was ultimately replaced with the peppy disco number "Next Next". More than two decades later, the recording of "No Time for Tears" was finally issued in the boxed set The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper. See more »


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Marlo Manners: A real farmer. He spent his childhood in the wheat, and his marriage in the hay.
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Top Ten Things I Love About This Film
2 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I can't add anything to the comments already made about this time-capsule worthy film, but please let me list why it tops my camp favorite list:

1) The tinny musical arrangements! I've never heard a musical sound so small! There's one time when Mae West is lip-syncing to a song (rather poorly) and it kind of churns up like an old Victrola was being cranked.

2) Those waiters tap dancing on the carpeted stairs! With post-dubbed taps!

3) Mae's ONE decent hilarious line reading: (Following a knock on the door) DeLuise- "Who's that?" West- "It ain't opportunity!"

4) The male starlet who plays the "mascot" of the Olympic team! The way he extends his arm to shake Mae West's hand is pure Gloria Upson from "Auntie Mame."

5) The dancing bellboys and maids in the "Next" number...a hoot!

6) Timothy Dalton singing "Love Will Keep Us Together" to Mae West looks a little like a human version of one of those Kermit/Miss Piggy numbers from "The Muppet Show."

7) The cornball macho ad-libs and butch posturing of the Olympic team.

8) Miss West's semi wiggle/shuffle/ hobble thing she does when she's supposed to be walking. Her gowns are so long, why didn't they put her on rollers and push her into scenes? Sure would have pepped things up.

9) The ridiculousness of Keith Moon TRYING to act gay while surrounded by an entire cast of men who don't really have to try.

10) During Mae West's honeymoon interview with the press, the way the laughs to her jokes start and stop like a lid was being lifted and replaced on a Laugh-can.

I love this abomination of a movie. Long live ambitious filmmakers with no talent and legendary stars who never know when to pack it in!

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