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The Bitch
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Writers:
Gerry O'Hara (writer)
Jackie Collins (novel)
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Release Date:
December 1979 (Turkey) See more »
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Plot:
The owner of a trendy disco starts having problems with the men in her life and the Mafia, which is trying to move in on her place. | Add synopsis »
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(10 articles)
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There's a lot wrong, but Joan Collins more than makes up for it See more (16 total) »

Cast

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Joan Collins ... Fontaine Khaled
Antonio Cantafora ... Nico Cantafora (as Michael Coby)
Kenneth Haigh ... Arnold Rinstead

Ian Hendry ... Thrush Feather

Pamela Salem ... Lynn

Sue Lloyd ... Vanessa Grant
Mark Burns ... Leonard Grant

John Ratzenberger ... Hal Leonard

Carolyn Seymour ... Polly Logan
Doug Fisher ... Sammy
Sharon Fussey ... Denise (Sammy's Girl)

Peter Wight ... Ricky
George Sweeney ... Sandy Roots
Maurice Thorogood ... Paul
Bill Mitchell ... Bernie
Alibe Parsons ... Bernice
Mela White ... Mrs. Walters
Maurice O'Connell ... John-Joe
Anthony Heaton ... Luke

Timothy Carlton ... Jamie (as Tim Carlton)
Jill Melford ... Sharon

Peter Burton ... Hotel Night Manager
Annie Lambert ... Hotel Desk Clerk
Steve Plytas ... Louis Almond
Graham Simpson ... Mario
Grant Santino ... Disco Dancer
Cherry Gillespie ... Disco Girl
William Van Der Puye ... Disc Jockey
Chris Jagger ... Terry Langham
Tai Ling ... Mai Ling
Kari Ann ... Marinka
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dixon Adams ... Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
Nicholas Amer ... Restaurant Maître D' (uncredited)
John Burgess ... Jeweller (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Punter (uncredited)
Toria Fuller ... Check - in Girl at Kennedy Airport (uncredited)

Jean Gilpin ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Jeremy Gittens ... Italian Waiter (uncredited)
Karl Held ... American Newsreader (uncredited)
Eamonn Jones ... Drunk Passenger in Jumbo (uncredited)

Bill Nighy ... Flower Delivery Boy (uncredited)
John Oxley ... Customs Officer (uncredited)
Hilary Ryan ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Vicki Scott ... Girl in Pool (uncredited)

Directed by
Gerry O'Hara 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jackie Collins  novel
Gerry O'Hara  writer

Produced by
Ronald S. Kass .... executive producer (as Ron Kass)
Oscar Lerman .... executive producer
John Quested .... producer
Edward Simons .... executive producer (as Edward D. Simons)
 
Original Music by
Biddu 
 
Cinematography by
Dennis C. Lewiston  (as Dennis Lewiston)
 
Film Editing by
Eddy Joseph 
 
Casting by
Marilyn Johnson 
 
Art Direction by
Malcolm Middleton 
 
Costume Design by
Pip Newbery 
Penny Rose 
 
Makeup Department
Betty Glasow .... hair stylist
Freddie Williamson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jake Wright .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Redmond Morris .... assistant director
Terry Pearce .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ian Watson .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
David Crozier .... sound mixer
Mike Hopkins .... sound editor (as Michael Hopkins)
Ken Scrivener .... sound re-recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin Evans .... gaffer
Dennis Fraser .... grip
Ronnie Rampton .... best boy
David Wynn-Jones .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Richard James .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Mike Moran .... conductor
Mike Moran .... music arranger
Ivor Raymonde .... composer: additional music
Dick Rowe .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Richard Booz .... driver
 
Other crew
Peter Burton .... dialogue coach
Ceri Evans .... continuity
 

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89 min
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Trivia:
The first full length cinema feature film of Bill Nighy.See more »
Quotes:
[On a popular disco]
Hal Leonard:It's a little bit on the gay side - but gay is *in*!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Celebrity Naked Ambition (2011) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Standing in the Shadows of LoveSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
There's a lot wrong, but Joan Collins more than makes up for it, 12 May 2007
Author: fontaine-khaled from United Kingdom

Looking back nearly 30 years, there's so much wrong with The Bitch that it's almost impossible to comprehend how it was so successful at the UK Box Office. With its sister film The Stud (1978), it was one of the most successful UK films of the decade (of the two, The Bitch outstripped The Stud). Both films were panned by the critics. The acting is mostly dire and the script is laughable. The plot is so wafer-thin and ludicrous (a Mafia plot involving a dodgy Greek businessman, a ring and a fixed horse race, based around a Mayfair disco) that you begin to wonder how it made so much money.

One thing redeems it all - Joan Collins. She is just amazing, a stunning performance considering the lameness of all around her. The famous, extraordinary "chaffeur cap" seduction & striptease scene is for me possibly the best seduction scene in the whole of cinema. It never ceases to entertain. And considering that Joan Collins was 45 when she made this, it deserves a high mark for that alone.

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