Contest Girl (1966)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 114 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The Beauty Jungle can hardly be considered an expose of the beauty-contest business, since most of what happens in the film is what the average viewer has suspected all along. The lovely and graceful British leading lady Janette Scott stars as an ambitious typist who enters the "Miss Globe" pageant. She doesn't care what she does or whom she hurts along the way, the result being that she wins the competition. But when the anticipated decline sets in, she confronts the same embittered people on the downward spiral that she stepped over during her upward climb. Cliched though it may seem on paper, The Beauty Jungle is fascinating in its own garish way; the film was issued to the US under the title Contest Girl.

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beauty [physical], beauty-pageant, behind-the-scenes, competition, contest, disillusionment, encounter, girl, secretary