Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Overview:

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Frank Tashlin and produced by Frank Tashlin.

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2000.

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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 2, 2018 From 4 Star Films

From a corny title comes a??wonderfully corny opening complete with Tony Randall playing the opening notes of the 20th-Century theme and reading off a few cue cards to introduce the film. What follows is much in the same vein. I sense this is all the doing of Frank Tashlin — the man who found ... Read full article


Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

By Beatrice on Jul 29, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Directed by Frank Tashlin Written by Frank Tashlin from a play by George Axelrod 1957/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental This broad Technicolor satire of mass media and pop culture works better for me than some other cartoony ... Read full article


Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

By Angela on Jul 17, 2012 From Hollywood Revue

When advertising writer Rockwell P. Hunter (Tony Randall) finds his job on the line, he has one last chance to win over his agency’s biggest client, Stay-Put Lipstick.? When he sees actress Rita Marlowe (Jayne Mansfield) on television, he has a stroke of genius.? Rita is known for her “o... Read full article


Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957).

By Dawn on Jul 24, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957). Cast:Jayne Mansfield, Tony Randall, Betsy Drake, Joan Blondell, John Williams, Henry Jones, Lili Gentle, Mickey Hargitay, and a cameo by Groucho Marx. It was produced and directed by Frank Tashlin, who also wrote the original screenplay. The Broadway play ran ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Rita Marlowe: How can I remember? I'm all excited because you're loving me up!


Rita Marlowe: Don't leave me out, I have to be important in my own incorporated.


Violet: Don't tell me you've gone and flipped for Rock?
[Peers at her]
Violet: Well, I'll be a writer's subplot. You have.


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Facts about

Mamie Van Doren turned down the role of Rita Marlowe.
The name of Jayne Mansfield's character, "Rita Marlowe", is a combination of *Rita* Hayworth, Jean H*arlow*, and Marilyn *M*onr*oe*.
Rita's poodle is named "Shamroy," a reference to long-time Fox cinematographer Leon Shamroy - who, ironically, did NOT photograph this picture!
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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

Released 1957
Inducted 2000
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