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* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: Apparently, the sex life and consummation of an 85-year-old woman with a 32-year-old Brit is ''front page news across the world'', instead of on ''Franchise/RipleysBelieveItOrNot'' (or maybe ''Film/FacesOfDeath''). Even allowing that she's the world's biggest movie star in-story, that's extreme.

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* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: Apparently, the sex life and consummation of an 85-year-old woman with a 32-year-old Brit is ''front page news across the world'', instead of on ''Franchise/RipleysBelieveItOrNot'' (or maybe ''Film/FacesOfDeath''). Even allowing that she's the world's biggest movie star in-story, that's extreme.extreme.
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* HollywoodOld: Bizarrely inverted, as the film insists on acting like the 86-year-old Mae West is still in her prime.

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* HollywoodOld: Bizarrely inverted, as the film insists on acting like the 86-year-old Mae West is still in her prime. (In fact, Mae was confused as to why should looked so old in the dailies -- having them reshot with what seems like a quarter gallon of vaseline on the lens.)

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* {{Acrofatic}}: During his song-and-dance number, Creator/DomDeLuise shows some serious dance moves.

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* AngryChef: Dan comes across the world summit's chef [[ComicallyMissingThePoint furious over all the foreign food he has to serve.]] Dan tries to cool his temper with a friendly chat but ends up whipping him into a murderous rage by offhandedly mentioning that [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous he likes hamburger.]]

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* [[KavorkaMan Kavorka Woman]]: Marlo Manners is adored and wanted by every male character in the entire film. Keep in mind that Creator/MaeWest was 86 at the time.


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''Sextette'' is a 1978 comedy best known for being Creator/MaeWest's final film appearance.

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''Sextette'',
a 1978 musical comedy film directed by Ken Hughes, is best known for being Creator/MaeWest's final film appearance.



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* HollywoodOld: Bizarrely inverted, as the film insists on acting like the 86 year old Mae West is still in her prime.

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* HollywoodOld: Bizarrely inverted, as the film insists on acting like the 86 year old 86-year-old Mae West is still in her prime.


Marlo Manners (West) is the most famous movie star/sex symbol in the world. She has just wed her sixth husband, Sir Michael Barrington (Timothy Dalton) and she would like nothing better than to enjoy her honeymoon with him in a posh London hotel. Unfortunately, she's being pulled in many different directions -- by her agent (Dom [=DeLuise=]), the director of her latest film/one of her ex-husbands (Ringo Starr), a gangster/another one of her ex-husbands whom she thought was dead (George Hamilton), and a Russian ambassador/ex-lover (Creator/TonyCurtis) at the hotel for an international peace conference. In truth, she has lived a double life as a secret agent for years, using her beauty and charm on men of power...and as an audiotape she's been dictating her CompromisingMemoirs to goes astray and the peace conference goes awry, she might just be the only person who can keep the world on an even keel.

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Marlo Manners (West) is the most famous movie star/sex symbol in the world. She has just wed her sixth husband, Sir Michael Barrington (Timothy Dalton) (Creator/TimothyDalton) and she would like nothing better than to enjoy her honeymoon with him in a posh London hotel. Unfortunately, she's being pulled in many different directions -- by her agent (Dom [=DeLuise=]), (Creator/DomDeLuise), the director of her latest film/one of her ex-husbands (Ringo Starr), (Music/RingoStarr), a gangster/another one of her ex-husbands whom she thought was dead (George Hamilton), and a Russian ambassador/ex-lover (Creator/TonyCurtis) at the hotel for an international peace conference. In truth, she has lived a double life as a secret agent for years, using her beauty and charm on men of power...and as an audiotape she's been dictating her CompromisingMemoirs to goes astray and the peace conference goes awry, she might just be the only person who can keep the world on an even keel.


Marlo Manners (West) is the most famous movie star/sex symbol in the world. She has just wed her sixth husband, Sir Michael Barrington (Timothy Dalton) and she would like nothing better than to enjoy her honeymoon with him in a posh London hotel. Unfortunately, she's being pulled in many different directions -- by her agent (Dom [=DeLuise=]), the director of her latest film/one of her ex-husbands (Ringo Starr), a gangster/another one of her ex-husbands whom she thought was dead (George Hamilton), and a Russian ambassador/ex-lover (Tony Curtis) at the hotel for an international peace conference. In truth, she has lived a double life as a secret agent for years, using her beauty and charm on men of power...and as an audiotape she's been dictating her CompromisingMemoirs to goes astray and the peace conference goes awry, she might just be the only person who can keep the world on an even keel.

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Marlo Manners (West) is the most famous movie star/sex symbol in the world. She has just wed her sixth husband, Sir Michael Barrington (Timothy Dalton) and she would like nothing better than to enjoy her honeymoon with him in a posh London hotel. Unfortunately, she's being pulled in many different directions -- by her agent (Dom [=DeLuise=]), the director of her latest film/one of her ex-husbands (Ringo Starr), a gangster/another one of her ex-husbands whom she thought was dead (George Hamilton), and a Russian ambassador/ex-lover (Tony Curtis) (Creator/TonyCurtis) at the hotel for an international peace conference. In truth, she has lived a double life as a secret agent for years, using her beauty and charm on men of power...and as an audiotape she's been dictating her CompromisingMemoirs to goes astray and the peace conference goes awry, she might just be the only person who can keep the world on an even keel.



* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: Apparently, the sex life and consummation of an 85-year-old woman with a 32-year-old Brit is ''front page news across the world'', instead of on ''Franchise/RipleysBelieveItOrNot'' (or maybe ''Film/FacesOfDeath''). Even allowing that she's the world's biggest movie star in-story, that's extreme.

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* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: Apparently, the sex life and consummation of an 85-year-old woman with a 32-year-old Brit is ''front page news across the world'', instead of on ''Franchise/RipleysBelieveItOrNot'' (or maybe ''Film/FacesOfDeath''). Even allowing that she's the world's biggest movie star in-story, that's extreme.


* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: Apparently, the sex life and consummation of an 85-year-old woman with a 32-year-old Brit is ''front page news across the world'', instead of on ''Franchise/RipleysBelieveItOrNot'' (or maybe ''Faces of Death''). Even allowing that she's the world's biggest movie star in-story, that's extreme.

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* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: Apparently, the sex life and consummation of an 85-year-old woman with a 32-year-old Brit is ''front page news across the world'', instead of on ''Franchise/RipleysBelieveItOrNot'' (or maybe ''Faces of Death'').''Film/FacesOfDeath''). Even allowing that she's the world's biggest movie star in-story, that's extreme.


* NonSingingVoice: Timothy Dalton has said he's "pretty sure" his voice was dubbed while singing "Love Will Keep Us Together," though he did practice for quite a while to make it sound good.

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* NonSingingVoice: Timothy Dalton has said he's "pretty sure" his voice was dubbed while singing "Love Will Keep Us Together," though he did practice for quite a while to make it sound good.

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* HollywoodOld: Bizarrely inverted, as the film insists on acting like the 86 year old Mae West is still in her prime.


* InformedAttractiveness: Marlo is, in-universe, the world's most beautiful and desirable woman, and it's important to the plot that she is. But for viewers, there's no getting around that everyone's falling head over heels for a old woman whom time was not all that kind to.

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* InformedAttractiveness: The film goes to great pains to present Marlo is, in-universe, as the world's most beautiful and desirable woman, and it's important to the plot that she is. But for viewers, there's no getting around that everyone's falling head over heels for a old woman whom time was not all that kind to.epitome of beauty.



* OrAreYouJustHappyToSeeMe: West became famous for asking a police officer assigned to escort her, "Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?" It's unclear if she ever actually said that, but she ''does'' deliver the line in this film.
* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: Apparently, the sex life and consummation of an 85-year-old woman with a 32-year-old Brit is ''front page news across the world'', instead of on ''Franchise/RipleysBelieveItOrNot'' or maybe ''FacesOfDeath''

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* TheMusical: The songs are a curious mix of original numbers and such pop songs as [[Music/TheBeatles "Honey Pie"]], "Love Will Keep Us Together", and "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" (albeit with an age lift to twenty-one).
* OrAreYouJustHappyToSeeMe: West became A famous for story about West had her asking a police officer assigned to escort her, her "Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?" It's unclear if she ever actually said that, but she ''does'' deliver the line in this film.
* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: Apparently, the sex life and consummation of an 85-year-old woman with a 32-year-old Brit is ''front page news across the world'', instead of on ''Franchise/RipleysBelieveItOrNot'' or (or maybe ''FacesOfDeath''''Faces of Death''). Even allowing that she's the world's biggest movie star in-story, that's extreme.

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