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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.

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Gerry O'Hara

Writers:

Jackie Collins (novel), Gerry O'Hara
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Cast

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

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After The Stud

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1979 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cabra See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film watched by Fontaine and Nico on the flight to London is The Stud (1978). See more »

Quotes

Arnold Rinstead: I'll make an honest woman of you if you want...
Fontaine Khaled: Honest woman? God that makes me angry! What the hell does being married have to do with honesty?
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Turn the Music Up!
Written by Chris Hills and Laurel Dann
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70's Jet Set trash film
1 November 2012 | by FalconeerSee all my reviews

"The Bitch" is one of countless exploitation films dealing with the sex lives of the "jet set" crowd, (today they are known as the '1 percenters.) This film offers a tawdry look into a very decadent lifestyle, led by people with no real morals or concern for anything other than their own pleasure. Days are filled with shopping sprees at Cartier and fashion shows, and nights are spent at tacky London discos, or bed hopping. The wealthy circle is rather small, so it seems like everyone has already slept with everyone else, and everybody knows everyone's secrets. Joan Collins is admittedly very good as Fontaine Khaled, the forty-something socialite who made her financial stake by marrying an Arab billionaire, who foolishly gave her everything she could want, before he discovered her extra marital affairs, and quickly divorced her. In this film, an inferior sequel to "The Stud," Fontaine must use her own "skills" to survive. And survive she does, quite well actually.

This is super-trash on the highest level. We have violent mob bosses, nude swimming pool orgies, sex with the chauffeur, fixed horse races, jewel smuggling and endless discotheque scenes. And there is an endless display of thick mustaches, thick ties, and thick Euro accents. In fact "The Bitch" might just be the most stereotype "70's movie" ever made. Is it good? Not really; it is very uneven. Some scenes are just awful, like the lengthy dance sequences that are obviously just time filler. But just when you are about to turn it off, it gets interesting again for a while. Because although it might not be good cinema, it is strangely entertaining, and at times, fascinating. Of course it is all fantasy, but somehow we know that there are people who actually live like this, and this film provides a window into that World. Collins is a lot of fun here too. The first film, "The Stud" was somewhat of a commentary on how the working class are used and exploited by the upper class, and it condemns their decadent lifestyle. This sequel however, forgets all of that, and just embraces that lifestyle, and wallows in the decadence. The moral? There is none..other than "every man (or woman) for themselves, and the one who ends up with the most toys wins..


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