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Promises..... Promises! (1963)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | August 1963 (USA)
After a drunken spree on a cruise ship, two women discover that they're pregnant, and set out to find who the fathers are.

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King Donovan

Writers:

William Welch (screenplay), Tommy Noonan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jayne Mansfield ... Sandy Brooks
Marie McDonald ... Claire Banner
Tommy Noonan ... Jeff Brooks
Mickey Hargitay ... King Banner
Fritz Feld ... Ship's Doctor
Eileen Barton ... Girl in Doctor's office
Claude Stroud ... Steward
Eddie Quillan ... Bartender
Marjorie Bennett ... Mrs. Snavely
Victor Lundin ... Mrs. Snavely's Gigolo (as Vic Lundin)
T.C. Jones T.C. Jones ... Babbette, ship's hairdresser / Female impersonator
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Storyline

After a drunken spree on a cruise ship, two women discover that they're pregnant, and set out to find who the fathers are.

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Taglines:

You Read About Her In Playboy Magazine...Now See All Of Jayne Mansfield!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Promises! Promises! See more »

Filming Locations:

S.S. Independence

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first movie in which a mainstream actress (Jayne Mansfield) appeared nude. (Actually, the movie showed her only topless, but a photo in Kenneth Anger's book "Hollywood Babylon II" shows Mansfield on the set completely nude.) It reportedly took some imbibing of champagne on Mansfield's part to get her to take off her clothes. See more »

Quotes

Ship's Doctor: Now then, just dissolve this in an alcoholic drink and take it down.
Jeff Brooks: You mean to say that this pill is going to help me become a father?
Ship's Doctor: I have every reason to believe it will.
Jeff Brooks: Wow! What's in it?
Ship's Doctor: Well, let us just say it will accomplish a purpose. Immediately afterwards, however, a temporary state of amnesia may occur.
Jeff Brooks: Oh, amnesia?
Ship's Doctor: There's nothing to worry about.
Jeff Brooks: Oh, thank you, Doctor.
Ship's Doctor: You're very welcome. 'Bye.
Ship's Doctor: [recording his notes] Patient Jeffrey Brooks, professional writer, travelling on ...
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Referenced in Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Lu-Lu-Lu I'm in Love
Music & Lyrics by Hal Borne
Performed by Jayne Mansfield (uncredited)
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Delivers what it promises! promises! but is static and unfunny
15 April 2018 | by gridoon2019See all my reviews

This movie is considerate: it delivers what it promises (Jayne Mansfield topless) twice in the first 5 minutes - so you don't really need to bother with the remaining 70. Mansfield has a sensational body indeed (breasts as well as legs), but the film is more static and unfunny that smutty and scandalous. Tommy Noonan's drunken routine gets tiresome fast, T.C. Jones' gay-hairdresser routine is even worse. *1/2 out of 4.


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