WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER?

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WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER?

SIRENEN IN BLOND

Frank Tashlin
USA, 1957
94min, OF

WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER?

Frank Tashlin
USA, 1957
, 94min, OF

Cast: 
Tony Randall
Rockwell Hunter
Jayne Mansfield
Rita Marlowe
Betsy Drake
Jenny Wells
Joan Blondell
Violet Summers
John Williams
Irving La Salle Jr.
Henry Jones
Henry Rufus
Lili Gentle
April Hunter
Mickey Hargitay
Bobo Branagansky
Georgia Carr
Calypso-Sängerin
Dick Whittinghill
TV-Interviewer
Ann McCrea
Gladys
Barbara Eden
Miss Carstairs
Groucho Marx
Georgie Schmidlapp
Screenplay: 
Frank Tashlin nach dem Theaterstück von George Axelrod
Sound: 
E. Clayton Ward
Frank Moran
Camera: 
Joe MacDonald
Editor: 
Hugh S. Fowler
Composer: 
Cyril J. Mockridge; Bobby Troup (Song «You Got It Made»)
Decoration: 
Lyle R. Wheeler
Leland Fuller
Costume: 
Charles LeMaire

Production: 
Twentieth Century Fox
World Sales: 
Twentieth Century Fox c/o Hollywood Classics 8 Cleveland Gardens London W2 6HA, Großbritannien T 20 7262 46 46 Mandy@HollywoodClassics.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? It already has, says Frank Tashlin in his brilliant 1957 satire on the age of Eisenhower even before Rockwell Hunter becomes the hottest ad executive in town by signing up a bosomy movie star Jayne Mansfield as Hollywood bombshell No. 1 to promote Stay-Put Lipstick («For those oh-so-kissable lips!»). As Ernst Lubitsch was to the 30s and Preston Sturges to the 40s, so was Tashlin to the 50s: a filmmaker gifted with an uncanny insight into the ruling delusions of his day. Loud and beautifully vulgar in DeLuxe Color and CinemaScope, Rock Hunter is hilarious from the first frame. (Dave Kehr)