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The Stud (film)

The Stud
Directed by Quentin Masters
Produced by Ron Kass
Written by Dave Humphries
Christopher Stagg
Jackie Collins (novel)
Starring Joan Collins
Oliver Tobias
Sue Lloyd
Walter Gotell
Music by Biddu (original score)
Various (soundtrack)
Cinematography Peter Hannan
Distributed by Brent Walker
Release dates 30 April 1978 (UK)
28 September 1979 (U.S.)
Running time 95 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Stud is a 1978 film starring Joan Collins and Oliver Tobias. It was based on the novel by Jackie Collins.

Contents

  • Plot 1
  • Reception 2
  • Cast 3
  • Soundtrack 4
  • References 5
  • Bibliography 6
  • External links 7

Plot

Fontaine Khaled is the London wife of a wealthy but boring businessman. She spends his money on her nightclub, Hobo, and partying. She hires a manager, Tony, to run her club, but it is understood that his job security is dependent on his satisfying her nymphomaniac demands. Tony loses interest in Fontaine, and turns his attention to her young stepdaughter, who uses him to get back at Fontaine for cheating on her father. Fontaine then dumps Tony.

At the end of the film she is Paris but was actually filmed in a health club in London's Covent Garden. In one scene Collins was shown naked on a swing. The film was banned or cut in many countries.

Reception

Made for $600,000 (US) it netted over $20,000,000 internationally.[1] The sequel, The Bitch, proved to be a larger hit. Tobias later claimed that his typecasting in the film ruined his career, while Joan Collins credited the film for relaunching her own.

Cast

Soundtrack

A successful soundtrack album was released to tie in with the film. The album contained 20 tracks, including original material penned by Biddu specifically for the film, as well as a number of major British chart hits dating back as far as 1975 which were licensed for use in the film. A majority of the tracks were disco flavoured, although some non-disco tracks were also included. The album rose to number 2 on the UK albums chart.[2] Tracks featured in the film and on the album included:

References

  1. ^ Gritten, David (1979-11-26). "Imperfect Past Behind Her, Joan Collins Says She Likes Turning Homebody". People.com. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  2. ^ "Week ending 27-05-1978". ChartStats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2011-08-16. 

Bibliography

  • Simon Sheridan Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema, Reynolds & Hearn Books (third edition, 2007)

External links

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