Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
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as Rock Hunter
as Rita Marlowe
as Le Salle
as Calypso Number
as Surprise Guest
as TV Interviewer
as Junior's Secretary
as Mr. Ezzarus
as Hotel Doorman
as Breakfast Food Demonstrator
as Razor Demonstrator
as Theater Manager
Critic Reviews for Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
[Mansfield] constantly catches you off guard. She's this unabashedly crude movie's bleached-blond heart and soul.
In converting the stageplay Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? to his purposes, Frank Tashlin turns out a vastly amusing comedy.
[Tashlin], as the writer, producer and director of the film, has let it go mushy and sprawling even more than the original play of George Axelrod.
The not inconsiderable charms of Jayne Mansfield are much to the fore, but it's Randall's performance as timid advertising executive Rockwell Hunter that holds the whole thing together.
Tashlin had a huge stylistic impact on the New Wave. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, his greatest film, is the template for Godard's bold use of primary colors and 'Scope in the 60s.
Audience Reviews for Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
Frothy, fun comedy with some smart jabs at advertising and fan worship. Tony Randall is a hoot as the suddenly fish out of water main character and Jayne Mansfield, repeating her stage triumph, is a knockout and proves an adapt comedienne. Had she had more roles like this her career at the top might not have been so short. Joan Blondell scores strongly as Jayne's right hand woman.
Witty, entertaining comedy starring Tony Randall and Jayne Mansfield in the role that made her famous.
Tony Randall steals the show here, and camp queen Jayne Mansfield is a bit annoying (she's used to better effect in "The Girl Can't Help It," but this is still a classy, first class comedy.
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