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The Pleasure Girls (1965)

Not Rated | | Drama | May 1965 (UK)
A beautiful young girl arrives in London to pursue a modeling career, and finds herself caught up in the whole "swinging '60s" scene.

Director:

Gerry O'Hara

Writer:

Gerry O'Hara
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Francesca Annis ... Sally
Anneke Wills ... Angela
Tony Tanner Tony Tanner ... Paddy
Rosemary Nicols Rosemary Nicols ... Marion
Suzanna Leigh ... Dee
Colleen Fitzpatrick Colleen Fitzpatrick ... Cobber
Hal Hamilton Hal Hamilton ... Peter 'E'-Type
Ian McShane ... Keith Dexter
Mark Eden ... Prinny
Klaus Kinski ... Nikko Stalmar
Jonathan Hansen Jonathan Hansen ... Ivor
Carol Cleveland ... Ella
David Graham ... 1st Gambler
David Cargill ... 2nd Gambler
Yvonne Antrobus Yvonne Antrobus ... Waitress
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A beautiful young girl arrives in London to pursue a modeling career, and finds herself caught up in the whole "swinging '60s" scene.

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The made love their way ... ANY WAY!!! See more »

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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1965 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Goldpuppen See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Klaus Kinski was paid £900 for 10 days work. See more »

Alternate Versions

To receive an 'X' certificate the UK cinema print was cut to shorten some bedroom scenes, brief shots of nudity and the beating up of Nicolai. These were intact in the export releases of the film, and the 2010 BFI release (presented on dual DVD and Blu-ray discs) features both prints. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Girls! Girls! Girls! The 1960s (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Pleasure Girls
Written by Bob Barratt and Gerry O'Hara
Performed by The Three Quarters
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Really rather dull
4 June 2011 | by tomgillespie2002See all my reviews

Set in 1960's 'Swinging' London, The Pleasure Girls follows a group of free-spirited bohemian-type girls who share a flat. Sally (Francesca Annis) is a new arrival, and soon hooks up with bad-boy Keith (Ian McShane) and the two begin to fall in love. One girl has to put with her gambling-addicted husband who pawns a brooch heirloom for a poker game and ends up losing the money amongst other things. And another girl dates the successful and rich flat landlord Nikko (Klaus Kinski) who gets himself into trouble with a gang of thugs. And that's pretty much it really.

Released as part of BFI's 'Flipside' collection that has recently come to DVD and Blu-Ray, the collection is there to show an alternative side to British filmmaking. Alternative they most certainly are; good they are generally not. I watched The Pleasure Girls a couple of days ago and can barely remember a scene. The film certainly serves as an interesting time-capsule, and it's nice to see a more innocent and forward-thinking time where style dominated the youth and sexual liberation was in its early stages. It also has two promising young actors in McShane and the incomparable Kinski. But overall, the characters are annoying, the plot plodding and uninteresting, and a title that was a titillating disguise for a rather desperately dull film.

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