The Bitch (film)
|Directed by||Gerry O'Hara|
|Screenplay by||Gerry O'Hara|
The Bitch (novel)|
by Jackie Collins
|Edited by||Eddy Joseph|
Hoyts Distribution (Australia)
The Bitch is a British film released in 1979. It is a sequel to The Stud (1978), and both films were based on novels by British author Jackie Collins. Like its predecessor, the film starred her sister, Joan Collins, as Fontaine Khaled.
Although both The Stud and The Bitch were generally panned by critics, they were nevertheless both commercial successes and helped to revive Joan Collins' career. In 1981, her performance in The Stud/The Bitch attracted the attention of Aaron Spelling and Esther and Richard Shapiro when they were looking for an actress to play the part of Alexis Carrington in their TV series Dynasty.
The film was banned from local cinema screens by Tameside Council, near Manchester, at the time of its release.
- Joan Collins - Fontaine Khaled
- Michael Coby - Nico Cantafora
- Kenneth Haigh - Arnold Rinstead
- Ian Hendry - Thrush Feather
- Pamela Salem - Lynn
- Sue Lloyd - Vanessa Grant
- Mark Burns - Leonard Grant
- John Ratzenberger - Hal Leonard
- Carolyn Seymour - Polly Logan
- Doug Fisher - Sammy
- Peter Wight - Ricky
- George Sweeney - Sandy Roots
- Chris Jagger - Tony Langham
- Simon Sheridan Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema, Reynolds & Hearn Books (third edition, 2007)
- The 1970s Manchester Evening News, 7 May 2005. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 406. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.