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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | August 1957 (USA)
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To save his career, a writer for television advertising wants a famous actress to endorse a lipstick. In return, he has to pretend to be her new lover.

Director:

Frank Tashlin

Writers:

Frank Tashlin (screen story and screenplay), George Axelrod (play)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tony Randall ... Rockwell P. Hunter / Himself / Lover Doll
Jayne Mansfield ... Rita Marlowe
Betsy Drake ... Jenny Wells
Joan Blondell ... Violet
John Williams ... Irving La Salle Jr.
Henry Jones ... Henry Rufus
Lili Gentle Lili Gentle ... April Hunter
Mickey Hargitay ... Bobo Branigansky
Georgia Carr Georgia Carr ... Calypso Number
Dick Whittinghill ... T.V. Interviewer
Ann McCrea Ann McCrea ... Gladys
Alberto Morin ... Frenchman
Louis Mercier Louis Mercier ... Frenchman
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Storyline

In this spoof of the TV advertising industry, Rockwell Hunter is the low man on the totem pole at the advertising company where he works. That is, until he finds the perfect spokes model for Stay-Put lipstick, the famous actress with the oh-so-kissable lips, Rita Marlowe. Unfortunately, in exchange, Rock has to act publicly as Rita's "Loverdoll", and Rock's fiancée Jenny isn't too happy about it either. Written by Syam Gadde <gadde@cs.duke.edu>

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Jayne throws you a curve when you ask the leading question! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

August 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La blonde explosive See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono | 4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Average Shot Length = ~10.6 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~8.9 seconds. See more »

Quotes

Rock Hunter: That's right Sweetie, I'm president of Rita Marlowe Productions, Incorporated, but Miss Marlowe is the titular head.
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Crazy Credits

Instead of "The End", it says "The Very Living End". See more »

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Featured in The Heat (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

You Got It Made
by Bobby Troup
Performed by Georgia Carr (uncredited)
Also sung by an off-screen vocal group
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Hysterical
31 August 1999 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

What's not to love about this movie? I am completely in love with this hysterical movie. No one else in the universe could do the things Jayne Mansfield gets away with; Tony Randall is great, so is Joan Blondell and Henry Jones. You'll never do chest exercises after seeing this movie!


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