Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

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"Man, oh man, oh Mansfield!"
  • NR
  • 1957
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.9  (4,062)

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? is a comedic satire from 1957 that pokes fun at the world of advertising and celebrity culture. The movie stars Tony Randall as Rockwell P. Hunter, an ad man who is desperate to come up with a campaign that will save his struggling agency. When he learns that the famous actress Rita Marlowe (played by Jayne Mansfield) is looking for a new sponsor, he sees an opportunity to make a name for himself and save his company.

Rock goes to extreme lengths to get Rita's attention, including pretending to be a famous Broadway playwright and pretending to be engaged to his secretary Jenny (played by Betsy Drake). Rita eventually agrees to work with Rock's agency, but as they begin to create a new campaign, Rock realizes that he has become caught up in the world of celebrity and is in danger of losing his real identity.

The movie is full of witty one-liners and satirical gags that make fun of everything from product placement to the superficiality of Hollywood. Some of the best moments come from Jayne Mansfield's performance as Rita Marlowe, a busty blonde bombshell who is constantly being objectified by the men around her. Mansfield plays the role with a sly sense of humor, making fun of her own image while also showing that she's more than just a pretty face.

Tony Randall is also great as Rock, bringing a sense of manic energy to the role that makes him both endearing and slightly unhinged. The chemistry between him and Betsy Drake is also a highlight of the movie, providing a sweet and romantic counterpoint to the chaos of the advertising world.

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? is a smart and hilarious movie that still has relevance today, more than 60 years after its release. It's a reminder that the world of advertising and celebrity culture can be both ridiculous and dangerous, and that it's important to stay true to yourself in the face of all the madness.

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? is a 1957 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9.

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    1 hr 33 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (4,062)