Written byGail Sheehy (book)
Fay Kanin
Directed byJoseph Sargent
StarringLee Remick
Monte Markham
Jill Clayburgh
Alex Rocco
Melanie Mayron
Burt Young
Beverly Hope Atkinson
Howard Hesseman
Theme music composerJerry Fielding
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducerLillian Gallo
Production locationNew York City
CinematographyBill Butler
EditorGeorge Jay Nicholson
Production companiesFilmways Television
Lillian Gallo Productions
Original release
ReleaseFebruary 22, 1975 (1975-02-22)

Hustling is a 1975 American television film directed by Joseph Sargent based on a book about prostitution by Gail Sheehy.[1] The film stars Jill Clayburgh as Wanda[2] ("Redpants"), alongside Lee Remick, while its script is written by Fay Kanin.[3]


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Jill Clayburgh credited the film as important in her career. "It changed my career,” Clayburgh said. “It was a part that I did well, and suddenly people wanted me. Sidney Furie saw me, and wanted me for Gable and Lombard."[4] Her performance in the TV film eventually earned her an Emmy nomination.[5]


  1. ^ ABC to Make Movie of Gail Sheehy Book. Los Angeles Times. December 12, 1974: h32.
  2. ^ "Hustling". IMDb.
  3. ^ TELEVISION REVIEW: A $7-Billion Hustling Biz. Smith, Cecil. Los Angeles Times. February 21, 1975: g1.
  4. ^ Klemesrud, Judy (December 15, 1976). "Too Intelligent to Be a Movie Star?". The New York Times.
  5. ^ "Jill Clayburgh Emmy Award Nomination". 2010-11-05. Retrieved 2016-12-01.