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The Happy Hooker (1975)

Having emigrated to New York and immediately got the kiss-off from her mother-besotted fiance, a Dutch lass takes a well-paid office job and starts liberally sampling the local male talent.... See full summary »

Director:

Nicholas Sgarro

Writers:

Yvonne Dunleavy (book), Xaviera Hollander (book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lynn Redgrave ... Xaviera Hollander
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Yves St. Jacques
Lovelady Powell Lovelady Powell ... Madelaine
Tom Poston ... J. Arthur Conrad
Nicholas Pryor ... Carl Gordon
Elizabeth Wilson ... Mrs. Gordon
Conrad Janis ... Fred
Richard Lynch ... The Cop
Owen Hollander Owen Hollander ... Lt. Taggert
Barton Heyman ... Dirty Harry
Matthew Cowles ... Albert Ruffleson
Denise Galik ... Cynthia
Trish Hawkins Trish Hawkins ... Chris
Pal Henry Pal Henry ... Aurora
Donna Mitchell ... Lucille
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Storyline

Having emigrated to New York and immediately got the kiss-off from her mother-besotted fiance, a Dutch lass takes a well-paid office job and starts liberally sampling the local male talent. After a while she decides to make her pleasure her business too, and as her reputation grows she graduates to a high-class bordello. Soon she realises she has the right talents to make a real success of a place of her own. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines:

"The Happy Hooker" ... She's Naughty ... She's Fun! See more »

Genres:

Biography | Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Alegre Libertina See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cannon Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lynn Redgrave does not play Xaviera Hollander (The Happy Hooker) in either of this movie's sequels, The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977) and The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980). See more »

Quotes

The Leader: [confronting Xaviera in a female prison cell] Hey, big shit madame bitch. Bet you ain't got no black ass turning tricks in your high-class fuckin' house.
Cowgirl: Oh, she afraid the black's gonna rub off all over her beautiful white sheets, ain't ya, honey?
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Connections

Referenced in The Da Vinci Load (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

One to One
Music and Lyrics by Don Elliott and Joan Wile
Sung by Angela Clemmons
Recorded at "Masterhouse"
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Tame and lame "adult" comedy based upon the 70's most famous madam!
21 June 2004 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

The Happy Hooker (1975) was loosely based upon the best seller about of the era's most popular and successful madam's. Lynn Redgrave stars as the happy one. But the film is just bad in all aspects. It fails at being an "adult" comedy and it fails at being a biography. I wouldn't even catagorize it in the "trying too hard" section because it didn't even do that. Boring stuff that deserves to be buried. May it never see the light of day. By the way, this movie ruined my tastes for sundaes and banana splits. Don't watch this one. The sequels are a lot better than this one. That's not saying much either because they're both bad.

Followed by "Happy Hooker Goes to Washington" and "Happy Hooker Goes to Hollywood". Too tame and way too lame.

Not recommended.

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