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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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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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

Craig Stevens was originally cast as the wealthy English playboy character Evelyn (which became a Frenchman) but withdrew from the role when his wife Alexis Smith objected to playing a madam in this movie. 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 Footballers Wive$: Overtime: Episode #1.2 (2005) 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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A very tame adult comedy

A very tame adult comedy that despite its title and its somewhat of a cult reputation does not contain any sex whatsoever (unless I missed something). There was an opportunity here to create a seriously dirty film but you get the sense that the makers were to gutless to take the chance. Instead all you are left with is a mildly amusing comedy where the most explicit image is Lynn Redgrave in her panties. A disappointment.


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