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Cover Girl Killer (1959)

A bikini-clad pin-up is found dead by the Serpentine in the same place, pose and get-up as when she appeared on the cover of "Wow!" magazine. When the police find the same fate befalling ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry H. Corbett ...
The Man
Felicity Young ...
June Rawson
Spencer Teakle ...
John Mason
Victor Brooks ...
Inspector Brunner
Bernadette Milnes ...
Gloria Starke
Christina Gregg ...
Joy Adams
Tony Doonan ...
Sergeant
John Barrard ...
Lennie Ross
Alan Edwards ...
Hodgkins
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Capt. Adams
Dermot Kelly ...
Pop
Denis Holmes ...
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Julie Shearing ...
Rosie
Tony Thawnton ...
Doctor
Paddy Joyce ...
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A bikini-clad pin-up is found dead by the Serpentine in the same place, pose and get-up as when she appeared on the cover of "Wow!" magazine. When the police find the same fate befalling other girls featured on the front page they realise a highly intelligent madman is on the loose. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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14 May 1960 (USA)  »

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Gloria Starke: [after being informed that she'll need to work all night and into the next morning] Ten o'clock? I shall be dead!
[smash cut to her lying dead on the ground]
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Featured in Twisted Sex: Volume 24 (2009) See more »

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by William Davies and Bruce Wyndham
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sweet and sour
28 July 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie for me is very much a sweet and sour affair. One the one hand I think Steptoe and Son is the finest comedy ever but also I think if it would never have happened we could and should have seen Harry H Corbett as one of Britains finest actors. This gem of a movie takes all the naivety of days gone by with the age old story of a bad man who thinks the world is changing for the worse and depravity rules. Blitzed into just 60 odd minutes this was obviously made as a B movie but is a world above anything it was made to run alongside. If this was remade today it would have to be a gruesome 18 cert affair probably filmed in the seedy parts of London and involve drugs and prostitutes ( Harry Brown springs to mind)but the way they get the message across without so much as a grain of smut is incredible. Absolutely fantastic piece of movie making and seems as relative today as it was when made over 50 years ago.


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