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The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980)

The gaudy rise and dizzy fall of the last great Hollywood blonde bombshell: Jayne Mansfield.

Director:

Dick Lowry

Writers:

Martha Saxton (book), Charles Dennis (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loni Anderson ... Jayne Mansfield
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Mickey Hargitay
Ray Buktenica ... Bob Garrett (as Raymond Buktenica)
Kathleen Lloyd ... Carol Sue Peters
G.D. Spradlin ... Gerald Conway
Dave Shelley Dave Shelley ... Barry Charles
Laura Jacoby Laura Jacoby ... Jayne Marie (at 6)
Whitney Rydbeck Whitney Rydbeck ... Photographer
John Medici John Medici ... Bud Leland
Lewis Arquette ... Publicity Man
James Jeter James Jeter ... Middle-Aged Man
Janice Kent ... Young Woman Writer
Lynn Philip Seibel Lynn Philip Seibel ... Casting Director (as Lynn Seibel)
Gwen Van Dam ... Vivian
Joan Welles Joan Welles ... Sheila
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Storyline

The gaudy rise and dizzy fall of the last great Hollywood blonde bombshell: Jayne Mansfield.

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Taglines:

Small town girl. Wife and mother. Starlet. Love goddess. Sex symbol. No one's dream blazed so hot and burnt out so fast! See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jayne Mansfield: A Symbol of the 50's See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Motion picture actress Valerie Perrine lobbied hard for the title role, losing out to television actress Loni Anderson. See more »

Goofs

In a scene towards the film's ending, Jayne is seen filming a movie called Las Vegas Hillbillys with Mickey on the set. Jayne had been divorced from Mickey for almost two years when the movie was made. It also shows Las Vegas Hillbillys as a Western which it was not. See more »

Connections

References Kiss Them for Me (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Put Your Arms Around Me Honey
Written by Albert von Tilzer
Performed by Loni Anderson
Sung during opening nightclub scene
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Schwarzenegger Real Star of movie
12 January 2002 | by Arnie_ fanSee all my reviews

This movie was a pretty good Drama movie. it almost became a complete women's film but with arnie's testerone it balanced the movie out very nicely. Good acting by arnold Schwarzenegger and Lori Anderson as jane, but for me it should of been called THE ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER STORY as he stole the show with a great solid performance


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