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The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (1957)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime | 23 August 1957 (Ireland)
When a movie star is kidnapped, everyone thinks it's a publicity stunt. It's not.


Norman Taurog


Richard Alan Simmons (screenplay), Sylvia Tate (based on a novel by)


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Complete credited cast:
Jane Russell ... Laurel Stevens
Keenan Wynn ... Dandy
Ralph Meeker ... Mike Valla
Fred Clark ... Police Sergeant McBride
Una Merkel ... Bertha
Benay Venuta ... Daisy Parker
Robert Harris ... Barney Baylies (as Robert H. Harris)
Bob Kelley Bob Kelley ... Television Announcer
Dick Haynes ... Disc Jockey
John Truax John Truax ... Publicity Agent
Milton Frome ... Police Lieutenant Dempsey
Adolphe Menjou ... Arthur Martin


Laurel Srevens (Jane Russell) is a movie star who's kidnapped by a pair of desperate amateurs - Mike Valla (Ralph Meeker) and "Dandy" (Keenan Wynn). But the pair get cold feet, and decide to let her go. Worried abut the effect a faked kidnapping would have on her career, Laurel tells them they've got to go through with it. She points out she'd been party to a number of outrageous publicity stunts during her career, and since they abducted her on the eve of the release of her newest film, "The Kidnapped Bride," she fears her career will collapse, unless they make the kidnapping appear real. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Sizzling Hot Story of a Kidnapped Movie Goddess who Fell for the Guy who Snatched Her! See more »


Comedy | Crime


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Release Date:

23 August 1957 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Noiva Raptada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Russ-Field Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ray Danton was originally cast in the role of Mike, but was let go after only two days of filming because he came down with laryngitis. However, according to gossip columns of the time that wasn't the real reason: "The laryngitis was announced as the reason for Ray Danton's bow-out as Jane Russell's leading man in The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown turned out to be the fuzziest announcement of the year. The real reason Ray's out of the cast: After looking at the rushes, Producer Bob Waterfield [Jane's husband] decided he was too young for Jane. Ralph Meeker is now playing the role." Fact of the matter was, Jane was 36, but Danton was 26; Ralph Meeker, who replaced Danton was more or less Jane's age. See more »


Bertha: You know your trouble? Underneath that iron glove of yours is a little old iron fist.
Laurel Stevens: Oh, sure, when they were pushing *me* around it was just good business. Just let me start dishing out a little action and I'm "tough and temperamental."
Bertha: They say...
Laurel Stevens: Let 'em say. I'm just a simple business girl. I sell a funny, phony little commodity called sex. And if the customer is hungry enough to buy it, I run my own factory, in my own way.
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Referenced in Biography: Jane Russell: Body and Soul (1997) See more »

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Jane Russell is Astonishing
10 October 2014 | by jlphotos14See all my reviews

Oct 10, 2014

The moment Jane Russell appears with short dark hair in this movie

I saw her as an actress who could marvelously play in any picture in the last 50 years

Jane Russell looks and acts as good as it gets.

Just seeing her as a real girl with a contemporary hair cut is worth the price of admission.

Jane Russell as a real woman will capture your heart.

She is charming, adorable and so beautiful as a real woman.

I love her so much after seeing her in this picture

John Longenecker / Academy Award Winner

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