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The Stud (1978)

Fontaine Khaled is the wife of a wealthy but boring businessman. She spends his money on her nightclub, the hobo, and partying. She hires a manager, Tony, to run her club, but it is ... See full summary »

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Fontaine
Oliver Tobias ...
Tony Blake
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Vanessa
Mark Burns ...
Leonard
Doug Fisher ...
Sammy
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Ben Khaled
Tony Allyn ...
Hal
Emma Jacobs ...
Alex
Peter Lukas ...
Ian Thane
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Maddy
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Lord Newton (as Constantin De Goguel)
Merlyn Ward ...
Peter (as Guy Ward)
Sarah Lawson ...
Anne Khaled
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Franco De Rosa ...
Franco
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Fontaine Khaled is the wife of a wealthy but boring businessman. She spends his money on her nightclub, the hobo, and partying. She hires a manager, Tony, to run her club, but it is understood that his job security is dependent on him satisfying her nymphomaniac demands. Tony loses interest in Fontaine, and turns his attention to her young step daughter, who uses him to get back at Fontaine for cheating on her father. Written by <mbishara@netcomuk.co.uk>

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Jackie Collins' 1969 novel 'The Stud' was her second novel. After the success of this movie, she wrote the screenplay of her first novel filmed under its same title, The World Is Full of Married Men (1979), and wrote 'The Stud' novel sequel and the film script to it which was also filmed under its same title, The Bitch (1979). Collins also around this time wrote the screenplay for Yesterday's Hero (1979). See more »

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Felicity Buirski (Deborah) calls herself "Felicity" several times in the dialogue. See more »

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Really Awful but Has Some Camp Appeal
8 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

The Stud (1978)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Incredibly silly but sleazy "drama" about Fontaine (Joan Collins), a woman married to a very rich man but whose having an affair with Tony (Oliver Tobias), the stud running their club. Poor Tony is good looking and has an unlimited number of great looking women wanting to sleep with him but before long the stud begins to feel sorry for himself.

THE STUD is a pretty awful movie that came out of nowhere and somehow became a very big hit. Who knows why something like this would have become a hit but I'm going to guess that part of the reason was the awful disco era that was going on at the time and the fact that someone like Collins was going full nudity and trashy with the material. Yes, the film is sleazy, campy and at times trashy but that still doesn't make for a lot of entertainment.

The biggest problem with the film is that none of the characters are all that entertaining. I've read some reviews that complained that none of them were likable but that I really don't care about. You don't have to have likable characters for a movie to work but you do need to have some that are interesting. All of the characters here were rather forgettable and boring. The same could be said for the performances but it seems the two leads are having fun with their roles and especially Collins and her bitch quality.

The film became somewhat notorious for the various bits of nudity and sex. The highlight of all of this is a bizarre pool orgy sequence, which is just campy enough to where you can have a good laugh at its expense. The film is certainly a very bad one but it remains mildly interesting just because of the weird stuff going on. Did I mention the awful title song, which was clearly ripping off the SHAFT theme?


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