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      Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

      Released Jul 26, 1957 1h 34m Comedy List
      87% Tomatometer 23 Reviews 75% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Rock Hunter (Tony Randall) writes television commercials, and he's hatched a strategy for a new beauty product. Needing a famous face to deliver his message, Rock tries to recruit actress Rita Marlowe (Jayne Mansfield). At first she thinks it's beneath her, but she wants to make her actor lover (Mickey Hargitay) envious, so she agrees, as long as Rock pretends to be her boyfriend. Soon, Rock is running the ad company, but his ascension is greeted by all kinds of personal troubles. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Richard Brody New Yorker The movie spotlights the self-consuming, self-perpetuating echoes of mass media and their jangling yet liberating amplification of private, intimate matters. Apr 3, 2023 Full Review Keith Uhlich Time Out [Mansfield] constantly catches you off guard. She's this unabashedly crude movie's bleached-blond heart and soul. Rated: 4/5 Apr 9, 2013 Full Review Philip French Guardian The picture sends up and encapsulates the complacency of the conformist Eisenhower years. Jan 3, 2011 Full Review Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine Ad agencies and television, instead of Hollywood, are noisily satirized in Hollywood's rewrite of George Axelrod's Broadway farce. It's a funny show just the same. Nov 26, 2019 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Zingy satire of the business world also boasts long takes and creative staging. Sep 13, 2017 Full Review Josh Larsen LarsenOnFilm "...it's not the targets that failed to entertain me as much as the way the movie takes aim." Rated: 2/4 Feb 1, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      william k Pretty wild satire is something like a work of pop art with its glaring colors and collage-like editing, but the humor is often in your face and hit and miss. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Yes it will. This success with it's hilarious satirical film is what made this film pretty well made. The performance by Jayne Mansfield playing a parody of Marilyn Monroe was pretty fine. This film has it made. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Ed M Weak. Plays like a cookie cutter sitcom. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/19/22 Full Review Matthew D "He didn't speak English that well. being from Texas". Ha, great flick! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/27/21 Full Review Audience Member Jayne Mansfield was no Bette Davis, but Tony Randall is much fun in this 1957 movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review deke p I remember it playing at the magnificent Avalon, Catalina CASINO Theater when we were summer vacationing there in 1957. Apparently it is considered a very important movie. Then why I have NEVER seen it on broadcast TV until i see it is on THE MOVIE CHANNEL today, 7.12.21. For years I wondered why the movie title would have ROCK HUDSON's name in it. I was a confused young lad. But later, TONY RANDALL would costar in some movies with the original ROCK. Oh, and JANE MANSFIELD (hubba hubba) great reviews, I'm still verklempt she died in that terrible car crash. Saw it on tv again 1.17.2022. I don't think I want to sit thru it all again, kinda silly. PS: I did not realize this was previously a popular stage play, which Wiki sz was almost entirely changed in the movie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Rock Hunter (Tony Randall) writes television commercials, and he's hatched a strategy for a new beauty product. Needing a famous face to deliver his message, Rock tries to recruit actress Rita Marlowe (Jayne Mansfield). At first she thinks it's beneath her, but she wants to make her actor lover (Mickey Hargitay) envious, so she agrees, as long as Rock pretends to be her boyfriend. Soon, Rock is running the ad company, but his ascension is greeted by all kinds of personal troubles.
      Director
      Frank Tashlin
      Producer
      Frank Tashlin
      Distributor
      Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
      Production Co
      Twentieth Century Fox
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 26, 1957, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2011
      Runtime
      1h 34m
      Sound Mix
      Stereo
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