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The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977)

R | | Comedy | 15 July 1977 (USA)
The world's most famous madame is called to Washington to testify before Congress.

Director:

William A. Levey

Writer:

Robert Kaufman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joey Heatherton ... Xaviera Hollander
George Hamilton ... Ward Thompson
Ray Walston ... Senator Sturges
Jack Carter ... Senator Caruso
Phil Foster ... Senator Krause
David White ... Senator Rawlings
Will Hutchins ... Randall Petersdorf
Joe E. Ross ... Night Watchman
Louisa Moritz ... Natalie Nussbaum
Larry Storch ... Robby Boggs
Jerry Fischer Jerry Fischer ... Sheik Ali
Rip Taylor ... Photographer
Billy Barty ... Little Man
Harold Sakata ... Wong (as Harold Odd Job Sakata)
Edy Williams ... Professor Simmons
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The world's most famous madame is called to Washington to testify before Congress.

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She served her country... the only way she knew how!

Genres:

Comedy

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Washington Affäre See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When the damsel in distress has her hands and feet tied to the bed, Sen. Superman frees her feet and, in the next cut, her hands are free without any movement from the Senator. See more »

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References Our Miss Brooks (1952) See more »

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A Superb Performance by Joey Heatherton In Landmark Film
16 June 2015 | by jlthornb51See all my reviews

Director William Levy's film based upon the exploits of Xaviera Hollander and from an insightful script by screen veteran Robert Kaufman. A cultural touchstone of America's Sexual Revolution, this film features an all star cast, including George Hamilton and Ray Walston in excellent supporting roles. It is, however, Joey Heatherton who gives what is nothing less than the performance of a lifetime as The Happy Hooker. She is superb in the role, funny, bright, engaging, and stunningly sexy. There is also subtle pathos in her work, reflecting a certain existential uncertainty that she artfully brings to her portrayal. This is indeed Ms. Heatherton's film and certainly her talent that overall sustains it. It also is an important statement regarding profound changes in the moral view of a nation and an incisive look into a time of massive societal transformations. An under-appreciated and often overlooked film, this remains one of the landmark motion pictures of the era.


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