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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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Collins ... Fontaine Khaled
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 ... Sandy Roots
Maurice Thorogood Maurice Thorogood ... Paul
Bill Mitchell Bill Mitchell ... Bernie


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


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

December 1979 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady Diamond See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Joan Collins (Fontaine Khaled) is the elder sister of Jackie Collins, who wrote the 1979 novel of the same name on which the film is based. See more »


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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Referenced in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) See more »


I Thought It Was You
Written by Herbie Hancock, Jeffrey Cohen and Melvin Ragin
Performed by Herbie Hancock
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Much Worse Than The Stud
8 July 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Bitch (1979)

1/2 (out of 4)

Fontaine Khaled (Joan Collins) is now on her own, making her way through various lovers while also trying to run a disco. Before long her love life starts to get complicated and she also has to deal with some Mafia types trying to get in on her business.

THE STUD was a really bad movie that thankfully reached some cult moments and it was a low-budget film that became a huge hit at the box office. Sadly, when a film makes money a sequel is bound to follow and here we are with THE BITCH. Was it a good idea to make the film? Well, it at least makes the awful THE STUD look much better in comparison.

Usually I list the various problems with a film but in the case of this one I'll just say that everything is a problem. Well, there was one good thing. The film at least looked very professional. Director Gerry O'Hara at least manages to give you a good looking movie but, to be honest, that doesn't make it any more entertaining. There are some pretty bad performances scattered throughout the film, there's some bad editing and I'd even argue that it doesn't live up to the original.

The film doesn't reach the same sleazy level as the original, although it does try to copy some of the original film's elements. The orgy sequence from the first movie was trashy but the one here is just lame. Yes, the one here contains more nudity but by the time it happens most viewers will already be asleep. We're given another title track and a very bad one at that. Collins isn't nearly as bitchy as the first film and all of the characters are a complete bore.

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