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Sextette (1977)

On the day of her wedding to her sixth husband, a glamorous silver screen sex symbol is asked to intervene in a political dispute between nations, which leads to chaos.

Director:

Ken Hughes

Writers:

Herbert Baker (screenplay), Mae West (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mae West ... Marlo Manners
Timothy Dalton ... Sir Michael Barrington
Dom DeLuise ... Dan Turner
Tony Curtis ... Alexei Karansky
Ringo Starr ... Laslo Karolny
George Hamilton ... Vance Norton
Alice Cooper ... Waiter
Keith Allison ... Waiter in Alexei's Suite
Rona Barrett ... Rona Barrett
Van McCoy Van McCoy ... Delegate
Keith Moon ... Dress Designer
Regis Philbin ... Regis Philbin
Walter Pidgeon ... The Chairman
George Raft ... George Raft
Gil Stratton ... Gil Stratton
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Storyline

Marlo Manners (Mae West) is enjoying her honeymoon with Sir Michael Barrington (Timothy Dalton), husband number six. As luck would have it, an international conference is taking place in the same hotel and the Russian delegate (one of Marlo's former husbands) is threatening to derail the negotiations unless he can have one more fling with his ex. Adding to the complications is a tape Marlo has made detailing all of her affairs and scandals, which her manager is desperately trying (and failing) to destroy. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Russian

Release Date:

3 March 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

América Louca See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is listed among The 100 Most Amusingly Bad Movies Ever Made in "The Official Razzie® Movie Guide." See more »

Goofs

Earlier scenes establish that the hotel gymnasium is below the lion statue, where the tape is. When Michael recovers the tape from the statue, a street is below him. When he falls, he ends up in the gymnasium. See more »

Quotes

Marlo Manners: Husband number six meet husband number four.
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Alternate Versions

The Scorpion DVD release is in the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. All other DVD releases are open-matte 1.33:1. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Debbie Does Dallas (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday Twenty One
Written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield
Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc.
Additional Lyrics by Ian Whitcomb
Performed by Mae West
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An interesting movie the overriding feeling is that they done her wrong!
18 November 2003 | by muirinoSee all my reviews

Sextette is a much maligned movie. There have been far worse films released. The new Region 2 English release on DVD simply has to be seen to be believed in contrast to the US Rhino version, which makes no attempt at a remastered print. The UK version is as crisp and sharp as it can be, saturated colours, good clear mono sound, and has obviously made this rather difficult movie more watchable.

Neither Mae West or anyone else in the movies finest hour this film has a few enjoyable moments. The whole premise that Timothy Dalton would be anxious to ravish the 83 0r 84 year old siren is unlikely! Dalton and Wests version of Love Will Keep Us Together is something that will stay wioth you forever despite years of therapy!!

I remember the late Vincent Price discussing a screentest (on British chat show host Michael Parkinson's show a few years back)for the role of one of her husbands only to be turned down because he was too old for the part!!

A Time magaazine review said the film could be enjoyed because it was so bad it was good!!

Worth catching if your taste runs to the outrageous!!


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