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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? ()


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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.

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
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Rockwell P. Hunter / Himself / Lover Doll
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Rita Marlowe
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Jenny Wells
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Violet
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Irving La Salle Jr.
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Henry Rufus
Lili Gentle ...
April Hunter
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Bobo Branigansky
Georgia Carr ...
Calypso Number
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T.V. Interviewer
Ann McCrea ...
Gladys
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Frenchman
Louis Mercier ...
Frenchman
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Mailman (uncredited)
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Shampoo Demonstrator (uncredited)
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Television Commentator (uncredited)
Tex Brodus ...
Board Member (uncredited)
Boyd Cabeen ...
Office Worker (uncredited)
Fred Catania ...
Used Car Salesman (uncredited)
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Mailman (uncredited)
Mack Chandler ...
Beer Salesman (uncredited)
Madge Cleveland ...
Soap Demonstrator (uncredited)
Don Corey ...
Ed Sullivan (uncredited) (voice)
Paul Cristo ...
Board Member (uncredited)
Richard Deems ...
Razor Demonstrator (uncredited)
Minta Durfee ...
Scrubwoman (uncredited)
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Miss Carstairs (uncredited)
Mary Foran ...
Refrigerator Demonstrator (uncredited)
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Board Member (uncredited)
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Board Member (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Larry Kerr ...
Mr. Ezzarus (uncredited)
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Jolly Jess - Peanut Butter Salesman (uncredited)
Edith Leslie ...
Masseuse (uncredited)
James Maloney ...
Doctor (uncredited)
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George Schmidlap (uncredited)
Betty Lou Murray ...
Washing Machine Demonstrator (uncredited)
Carmen Nisbet ...
Breakfast Food Demonstrator (uncredited)
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Board Member (uncredited)
Tom Palmer ...
Salesman (uncredited)
Lida Piazza ...
Junior's Secretary (uncredited)
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Receptionist (uncredited)
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Theater Manager (uncredited)
Edith Russell ...
Scrubwoman (uncredited)
Jay Sayer ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Sherrill Terry ...
Annie (uncredited)
Mack Williams ...
Hotel Doorman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Frank Tashlin

Written by

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Frank Tashlin ... (screen story and screenplay)
 
George Axelrod ... (play)

Produced by

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Frank Tashlin ... producer

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Cyril J. Mockridge

Cinematography by

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Joseph MacDonald ... director of photography (as Joe MacDonald)

Film Editing by

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Hugh S. Fowler

Editorial Department

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Leonard Doss ... color consultant
Lyman Hallowell ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Leland Fuller
Lyle R. Wheeler

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Bertram C. Granger ... (as Bertram Granger)
Walter M. Scott

Costume Design by

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Charles Le Maire ... executive wardrobe designer (as Charles LeMaire)

Makeup Department

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Helen Turpin ... hair stylist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Joseph E. Rickards ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Frank Moran ... sound
E. Clayton Ward ... sound
Ray Bomba ... sound editor (uncredited)
Ralph Hickey ... sound editor (uncredited)
Jim Leppert ... sound editor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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L.B. Abbott ... special photographic effects

Music Department

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Ken Darby ... vocal supervisor
Lionel Newman ... conductor
Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator
Earle Hagen ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bernard Mayers ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Jule Styne ... producer: stage play
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Man, oh man, oh Mansfield! [UK] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Oh! For a Man! (United Kingdom)
  • La blonde explosive (France)
  • Sirene in blond (Germany)
  • Una mujer de cuidado (Spain)
  • Zudnja za muskarcem (Yugoslavia, Serbian title)
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  • 93 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Rita Marlowe was named after actresses Rita Hayworth and Jean Harlow; the surname Marlowe is also an homage to 16th century playwright Christopher Marlowe, who wrote the 1604 drama "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus", which loosely inspired the original play this film was based on. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Down with Love (2003). See more »
Soundtracks You Got It Made See more »
Crazy Credits Tony Randall plays the 20th Century Fox fanfare when the logo appears, saying it was in his contract to do so. He then introduces the film, but forgets the title and tries to remember it. Finally, his three female co-stars appear to announce the film's correct title. See more »
Quotes Rock Hunter: Of course, the great thing about television is that it lets you see events live as they happen, like old movies from thirty years ago.
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