The Stud (film)
|Directed by||Quentin Masters|
|Produced by||Ron Kass|
The Stud (novel)|
by Jackie Collins
Biddu (original score)|
|Distributed by||Brent Walker Film Distributing|
30 April 1978 (UK)|
28 September 1979 (U.S.)
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 and is divorced by her husband for adultery.
Made for $600,000 (US) it netted over $20,000,000 internationally. 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.
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. Tracks featured in the film and on the album included:
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