Mae West
Director: Ken Hughes Cast: Mae West
Mae West
, Timothy Dalton
Timothy Dalton
, Dom DeLuise
Dom DeLuise
Ken Hughes

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Mae West (1892-1980) was perhaps the original comic sex goddess of American cinema. Originally a vaudeville performer, she became a national sensation following her 1926 Broadway show Sex, which she wrote, produced, directed and starred in. She continued to outrage the sensibilities of her time on Broadway before coming to Hollywood and doing the same there throughout the 1930s. She perfected her double entendre humor onscreen and gradually fell out of favor with an increasingly prudish film-going public, though her career underwent several brief revivals. Even as an extremely old woman, she affected the manners and dress of a reigning sex queen. The 1978 release of Sextette, based on her own original scenario, marked her final screen appearance. It was not well received by critics nor the public, and was an undignified note on which to end her sensational career. In this farcical and star-studded film, West plays the fading movie star Marlo Manners, whose attempts to consummate her marriage to Sir Michael Barrington (Timothy Dalton), her sixth husband, are humorously interrupted by the preceding five. Marlo is also dictating the unexpurgated story of her life, and when one of the tapes goes missing, it threatens to cause an international incident, as well as ruining a number of reputations (including her own).

Product Details

Release Date: 04/19/2011
UPC: 0891978002857
Original Release: 1978
Rating: PG
Source: Scorpion Records
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:30:00

Special Features

Liner Notes by PAPER Magazine Columnist Dennis Dermody; Interview with Musician Ian Whitcomb; Original Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mae West Marlo Manners
Timothy Dalton Sir Michael Barrington
Dom DeLuise Dan Turner
Tony Curtis Alexei Karansky
Ringo Starr Laslo Karolny
George Hamilton Vance
Alice Cooper Waiter
Keith Allison Waiter in Alexei's Suite
Rona Barrett Herself
Van McCoy Delegate
Keith Moon Dress Designer
Regis Philbin Himself
Walter Pidgeon Chairman
George Raft Himself
Gil Stratton Himself
Harry Weiss The Don
June Fairchild Woman Reporter
George E. Carey Dockweiler
Ed Beheler Jimmy Carter
Derek Murcott Hotel Manager
William Beckley Desk Clerk
Jay B. Larson 2cnd Deaf & Dumb Man
Richard Peel English Chef
Ian Abercrombie Rex Ambrose
James Bacon Reporter
Peter Alexander Ronald Cartwright
Jill Freeman Fan
Jason Cooper Guard
Calvin Bartlett Mr. Foreman
Reg Lewis Athlete
Jim Morris Weight-lifter
Roger Callard Javelin Thrower (uncredited)

Technical Credits
Ken Hughes Director
Reg Allen Set Decoration/Design
Harbert Baker Screenwriter
Marc Breaux Choreography
Daniel Brigs Producer
Artie Butler Score Composer
Gene S. Cantamessa Sound Mixer
James F. Clayton Art Director
James A. Crabe Cinematographer
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Argyle Nelson Editor
Thad Prescott Production Designer
Ron Snyder Makeup
Robert Sullivan Producer
Warner G. Toub Executive Producer
Harry Weiss Associate Producer

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Sextette 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mae West made 'Sextette' for 'her fans' in 1978, and that's the frame of mind that it should be viewed! Its a touching screen farewell by the legend Mae West, & she does still manage to NOT LOOK her age, looking at least 25 yrs younger than her real age at the time of production! Check it out! Also, no shortage of stars lineing up to do cameos & appear with West! Not a bad flick, fans will enjoy it!