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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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She won's be satisfied until she's loved by all mankind, one man at a time. See more »


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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Briggs and Sullivan See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First announced by MGM in 1970. See more »

Goofs

Michael holds a glass in his left hand and grabs the champagne bottle from Dan with his right hand. When the camera cuts to another angle, the bottle and glass are in the opposite hands. See more »

Quotes

Dan Turner: Oh, Marlo listen. I've got something very important to tell you. Sir Michael is one of England's top secret agents. He's bigger than 007!
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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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Love Will Keep Us Together
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Ludicrous musical
11 January 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

SEXTETTE is a throwback to the early years of cinema, where stars were larger than life and films threw in song and dance routines at regular intervals in the name of popular entertainment. It's also a vehicle for elderly starlet Mae West, at the tail-end of her career, playing a man-eater celebrating her wedding to a young toyboy (a visibly embarrassed Timothy Dalton). As the credits rolled, I had no idea what I'd just seen.

Clearly the director is in love with West and the film has been concocted as a tribute to her. But the format is very odd and old fashioned and West's appearance is rather shocking; her age is never mentioned so it's pretty weird to see her trying to play herself some fifty years previously. Often the narrative will break off to feature some filmed insert of West making one of her trademark wisecracks, which is bizarre in itself.

The music is pretty poor although there are endless guest appearances from a wide variety of folk in an attempt to entertain: Tony Curtis, Ringo Starr, George Hamilton, and Alice Cooper all show up here. Overall though, SEXTETTE is a ludicrous film, and I can't help but think that it would have been better to remember West as she was rather than as she is here.


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