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The Bitch
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Director:
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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Painful and Futile 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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The film watched by Fontaine and Nico on the flight to London is The Stud (1978)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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Soundtrack:
Haven't Stopped Dancing YetSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Painful and Futile, 20 August 2004
Author: L. Denis Brown (ldbrown1@shaw.ca) from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada



Joan Collins seems to delight in filming some of the most trashy novels written by her sister Jackie, and playing the part of the most outrageous character in the book. How else can one explain her roles in the films of "The Stud" and its sequel "The Bitch"? Viewers comments in the IMDb database for "The Stud" probably say all that really needs saying about both of them. I find watching such films is rather like attending an unwanted disco party - it is painful whilst it lasts, and after it is over, I am left to ask myself what made me waste so much time doing something so futile. In the case of "The Bitch" this analogy is particularly appropriate as the lighting for much of the film is very like what one might expect to find at a disco, and is probably equally capable of leading to a headache. However there are usually short periods of enjoyment to provide some small consolation during even the most futile party. Watching this film, the consolation for me was a very short pool party which was free of psychedelic lighting effects and was not only more restful on the eyes but also quite amusing to watch. In consideration of this I will rate the film at two out of ten, rather than giving it only the one that it really deserves.

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