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The Stud (1978)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Oliver Tobias ...
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Mark Burns ...
Doug Fisher ...
Sammy
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Ben Khaled
Tony Allyn ...
Hal
Emma Jacobs ...
Alex
Peter Lukas ...
Ian Thane
Natalie Ogle ...
Maddy
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Lord Newton (as Constantin de Goguel)
Merlyn Ward ...
Peter (as Guy Ward)
Sarah Lawson ...
Anne Khaled
Jeremy Child ...
Lawyer
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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28 September 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Stute  »

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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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Referenced in An Almost Perfect Affair (1979) See more »

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The First Noel
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Arranged by Denis Rycoth (pseudonym of Sidney Torch)
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Entertaining 70's time capsule
31 October 2012 | by (Deutschland) – See all my reviews

Oliver Tobias plays Tony Blake; plaything to the wealthy ladies of the decadent London disco club scene. Tony is a working class guy, trying to climb the ladder of fortune and success, by using his sexy looks and charm. Unfortunately the hustler is no match for female hustler, lady-shark Fontaine Khalad, played to perfection by Joan Collins. And when Tony begins to have real romantic feelings for Fontaine's teenage stepdaughter, it's the beginning of the end for our anti-hero. "The Stud" is an amazing time capsule, a vivid documentation of a decadent decade where disco and drugs were King. Surprisingly atmospheric, as well as effectively seedy and depressing, but it really has a heart when it comes to showing the rise and fall of Tony Blake. He is the perfect British "working class hero," who turns out to be more noble than any of the high society people that feed on him and throw him to the wolves. This is no "Boogie Nights," or "54," it is the real deal. The soundtrack is impressive, and it is a wonder how they got permission to use all these very popular songs for the production; this movie was apparently a very big deal at the time, and a big hit too. Collins is wonderful in her role as the jaded, two-timing bitch, but it is Oliver Tobias who gives this film it's soul. Followed by a sequel, "The Bitch," but this is by far the better film. Recommended for fans of 70's exploitation films. For those who believe the 70's were a happy and innocent time, see "The Stud." It really shatters that myth..


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