"A most vicious display of sadism, brutality and suggestiveness..." The Evening Standard.
Critics were shocked by its violence and lack of morality, as were MPs and clergy who also condemned the film. The problem was its story of a young heiress Miss Blandish (Linden Travers) ...
|Jack La Rue|
The film opens impressively, with unrestrained violence ...
|Linden Travers & Richard Nielsen|
|Linden Travers & Leslie Bradley|
With its graphic violence and controversial theme, the film always ran the risk of falling foul of the censors. Maybe this was behind the filmmakers' decision to introduce comedy characters as a form of light relief, these being the French waiter, Louie ...
|Charles Goldner (centre)|
... and a nightclub comedian whose routine is genuinely funny:
Jack Lester & Percy Marmont:
Zoe Gail as a night club singer, who gets to sing the immortal couplet: "Lancelot got hot pants a lot, but he didn't care for romance a lot.":
Annette Simmonds plays 'Cutie', the nightclub cloakroom girl who earns her tips by allowing customers to unzip her dress ...
... as Hugh McDermott tells her, she has a "nice smooth action."
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It's always worth remembering, when the Daily Express condemns a film as having "morals about the level with those of a scavenger dog..." and calls it "a disgrace to the British film industry" it must mean it's worth watching!