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The Bitch (1979)

The owner of a trendy disco starts having problems with the men in her life and the Mafia, which is trying to move in on her place.


Gerry O'Hara


Jackie Collins (based on the novel by), Gerry O'Hara




Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Collins ... Fontaine
Antonio Cantafora ... Nico (as Michael Coby)
Kenneth Haigh ... Arnold
Ian Hendry ... Thrush Feather / gangland boss
Pamela Salem Pamela Salem ... Lynn
Sue Lloyd ... Vanessa / wife
Mark Burns ... Leonard / husband
John Ratzenberger ... Hal Leonard
Carolyn Seymour ... Polly Logan
Doug Fisher ... Sammy
Sharon Fussey Sharon Fussey ... Sammy's Girl
Peter Wight ... Ricky
George Sweeney ... Sandy Roots
Maurice Thorogood Maurice Thorogood ... Paul
Bill Mitchell Bill Mitchell ... Bernie


Fontaine is a woman who always gets what she wants - they call her The Bitch. Now a divorcee and whilst she still leads an extravagant jet-set lifestyle, she no longer has the financial security of being a billionaire's wife and her once-successful London nightclub, "Hobo", is now failing. While on a flight returning to London from New York, she meets handsome Italian gambler Nico. In order to impress her, he pretends he is a wealthy businessman, though he is actually a conman who owes money to the mafia and he covertly uses her to smuggle a stolen diamond ring through customs which he intends to sell in London to pay off his debts. With the mafia now pursuing both Fontaine and Nico, they find themselves falling deeper and deeper into danger but she is not ready to give up her life and sets out to prove that she can beat anyone at his or her own game. Written by Al

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Uncredited theatrical movie debut of Bill Nighy (Flower Delivery Boy). See more »


Arnold Rinstead: Anger suits you.
Fontaine Khaled: How about contempt?
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References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »


Dancing on the Edge of a Heartache
Written by Biddu and Don Black
Performed by The Hunters
© Copyright Brent Walker Music Division
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The Bitch is back.
6 June 2018 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Joan Collins returns as middle-aged, sex-mad uber-bitch Fontaine Khaled in the inevitable sequel to The Stud, which sees her becoming involved with a hustler named Nico (Antonio Cantafora), who is trying to raise money to pay off his debts to the mob. But Nico isn't the only one with financial problems: Fontaine is also feeling the pinch, her divorce leaving her far less affluent and her London disco Hobo failing to pull in the crowds.

If you enjoyed the tacky disco-era smut that was The Stud, there's a very good chance that you'll enjoy The Bitch as well, this sequel delivering the same heady concoction of swinging sex, melodrama, and crazy dance floor action, all accompanied by a throbbing soundtrack of '70s smashers (including Leo Sayer, Real Thing, Blondie, and The Three Degrees).

Fontaine has nookie with every man she meets (sporting black basque, stockings and suspenders and chauffeur cap to seduce her driver), there's a swimming pool orgy scene (yes, another one!), Nico screws a mystery woman who turns out to be working for the mob, and Ian Hendry turns up as British gangster who wants Nico to pay off his debts by doing a small favour for him.

It's all instantly forgettable trash, as one might expect from a film based on a Jackie Collins novel, but it's fun for the duration.

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December 1979 (Turkey) See more »

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