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Sextette (1978)

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 ... 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 is enjoying her honeymoon with Sir Michael Barrington, husband number 6. 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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The Sin-Sational Mae West See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Russian

Release Date:

3 March 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

América Louca See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Briggs and Sullivan 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

In addition to being based on Mae West's 1961 stage play of the same name, the film's script incorporated elements of the song "How Miss West Won World Peace", penned by Ian Whitcomb and performed by West on her 1972 album Great Balls of Fire. The song was intended to be featured in the film, but it was ultimately replaced with "Baby Face". See more »

Goofs

When Marlo and Dan leave the hotel gymnasium. See more »

Quotes

Marlo Manners: I've never seen that position before.
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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 »


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Theme from The Godfather
Composed by Nino Rota
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The Reigning Camp Queen!
29 May 2001 | by Zen BonesSee all my reviews

This is right up there with "Can't Stop the Music" as wonderfully inspired trash. I find it funny that so many people are offended by Mae's appearance and numerous flirtations in this film. These are the same yokels who laugh at Bob Hope or George Burns when they chat up a young babe. It's nice to see the tables turned. Mae is grand - there's no other word for her- and her statue-like appearance (due to God knows how many face lifts and layers of make-up) actually help to accentuate the nature of her cinema icon glory. She always was bigger-than-life.

The plot of this film and the musical numbers are truly terrible, but they're there merely as plot devices for Mae to strut her stuff, and for Timothy Dalton to rack up enough embarrassing moments to cancel out his entire career even if he makes it to Mae's age! This movie always was meant to be camp, since Mae has always been the reigning camp queen, but of course it also tried to pass as real Hollywood entertainment, which means that there's a lot of unintentional humor too. There are tons of witty lines, and it's fun to see this huge gallery of stars (I barely recognized Alice Cooper without his long hair and smeared mascara. He looked like Paul Jabara, which I bet was intentional). I would not recommend seeing this film on an empty stomach, as seeing Timothy Dalton breaking out into "Love Will Keep Us Together" will cause a severely nasty involuntary reaction. But for fans of true camp, this movie is an absolute must see!


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