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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
93 minutes
performer:
Jayne Mansfield, Lili Gentle, Tony Randall
director:
Frank Tashlin
author:
Frank Tashlin
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B-

Frank Tashlin’s bright, spanking satire of TV, Madison Avenue, and Hollywood publicity is as sweet today as it was sophisticated in the Eisenhower years. Tony Randall is a harried adman who essentially stalks the ”oh so kissable” movie queen Jayne Mansfield (in a deliciously self-parodying performance) to hold on to his company’s account for Stay-Put Lipstick. Sadly, Tashlin’s bouncy, cartoon style is severely compromised by Fox’s decision not to show Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? in its original format (Fox will, however, release a wide-screen laserdisc version next month). B-