Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
Directed byFrank Tashlin
Produced byFrank Tashlin
Written byGeorge Axelrod
Frank Tashlin
StarringJayne Mansfield
Tony Randall
Music byCyril J. Mockridge
CinematographyJoseph MacDonald
Edited byHugh S. Fowler
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
July 29, 1957 (1957-07-29)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$4,900,000[2]

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? is a 1957 movie. It stars Jayne Mansfield, Tony Randall, Mickey Hargitay, and Groucho Marx in a cameo part. It was produced and directed by Frank Tashlin. He also wrote the screenplay, using little more than the title and the character of Rita Marlowe from the Broadway play of the same name by George Axelrod. The play ran from 1955 to 1956. It also starred Mansfield. The movie was a great success.

It received a nomination for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actor – Musical/Comedy (Tony Randall). It also received a nomination for the Writers Guild of America, East WGA Award (Screen) for Best Written American Comedy (Frank Tashlin). In 2000, the movie was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Solomon, p251
  2. Solomon, p227

References[change | change source]

  • Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1.

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