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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The French lover character of Yves St. Jacques (played by Jean-Pierre Aumont) was originally intended to be a wealthy Englishman playboy called Evelyn. But this was changed when Craig Stevens pulled-out of the picture. 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

Featured in Twisted Sex Vol. 14 (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

"The Happy Hooker
Music and Lyrics by Robin Moore
Produced by Robin Moore and Richard Rome
Sung by Mary Olga
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And this was R rated because...?
19 August 2008 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Purportedly this is supposed to be a film version of Xavier Hollander's X rated book. What you get is a PG version of it! Seriously--what were they thinking? A good strong R rated version of her book could have been made but this one wimps out completely. There's no sex and no nudity (unless you count a shot of a guys butt as nudity). It's sanitized to the point where you could have gotten Julie Andrews to do it! There's talk about sex but it's hardly explicit and certainly not enough to warrant an R rating. Even worse it's pretty dull. Hard to believe that a movie about a woman who was a prostitute could be dull--but it is! Lynn Redgrave gives a very good performance (that's why i give this a 3) but that's not enough to recommend this. The sequels were much more explicit (and more fun). Not worth anyone's time.


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