|Directed by||King Donovan|
|Produced by||Tommy Noonan|
Donald F. Taylor
|Written by||Tommy Noonan|
|Music by||Hal Borne|
|Cinematography||Joseph F. Biroc|
|Edited by||Edward Dutko|
Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner was charged with obscenity when he printed nude photos of Mansfield on the set in his magazine. The movie was banned in some American cities. It was a big box office success in cities where it was shown.
Story[change | change source]
Sandy Brooks (Jayne Mansfield) wants to get pregnant. Her husband Jeff (Tommy Noonan) is too stressed out with work to make love to her. They take a cruise, and meet another couple (Marie McDonald and Mickey Hargitay).
The four get drunk. They change partners when going to their rooms. Later, both women learn they're pregnant. They wonder whether the fathers are their own or the other's husband.
Nude scenes[change | change source]
Together, these three scenes last a little bit over one minute. Mansfield was seen only topless in the movie, but the book Hollywood Babylon shows her on the set completely nude. Her pubic hair can be seen.
Playboy[change | change source]
In June 1963, Playboy published a photo article about the movie. In the photos, Mansfield plays with one of her breasts. Publisher Hugh Hefner was arrested and charged with obscenity. He was acquitted by the jury.
Reception[change | change source]
Mansfield was voted one of the Top 10 Box Office Attractions by theater owners that year. Movie critic Roger Ebert wrote about Mansfield, "Finally in Promises! Promises! she does what no Hollywood star ever does except in desperation. She does a nudie. In 1963, that kind of box office appeal was all she had left."
References[change | change source]
- TOMMY NOONAN: A TYRO AT FILM PRODUCTION BUT A TERROR WITH PURSE STRINGS Alpert, Don. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 03 Feb 1963: B4
- Brennan, Sandra (2006-11-25). "Promises! Promises!". The New York Times. Retrieved 2006-11-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Black, Gregory D. (January 26, 1996). Hollywood Censored: Morality Codes, Catholics, and the Movies (Cambridge Studies in the History of Mass Communication). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56592-8.
- Faris, Jocelyn (1994). Jayne Mansfield: a bio-bibliography. ABC-CLIO. p. 94. ISBN 0-313-28544-6.
- Craig Hosoda, The bare facts video guide, page 137, Bare Facts, 1991, ISBN 0-9625474-2-5
- Anger, Kenneth (November 15, 1981). Hollywood Babylon: The Legendary Underground Classic of Hollywood's Darkest and Best Kept Secrets. USA: Dell (Reissue edition). ISBN 0-440-15325-5.
- "Has Hef ever been arrested?". Playboy Online. Archived from the original on 2006-12-06. Retrieved 2006-11-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Edward P. Comentale, Ian Fleming and James Bond: The Cultural Politics of 007, page 57
- Dirks, Tim. "Sex in Cinema: The Greatest and Most Influential Erotic / Sexual Films and Scenes". Film Site. Retrieved 2006-11-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Ebert, Roger (June 30, 1967). "Miss Mansfield's Film Career: Cast as a carbon copy". Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago. p. 46. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)