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Playgirl After Dark (1960)
"Too Hot to Handle" (original title)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  December 1960 (UK)
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In London's Soho, Johnny Solo runs the Pink Flamingo Club. He's tough to intimidate. So when he starts getting threats and demands for protection, he fights back. Behind the takeover plot ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Midnight Franklin
Johnny Solo
Karlheinz Böhm ...
Robert Jouvel (as Carl Boehm)
Danik Patisson ...
Lilliane Decker
Patrick Holt ...
Inspector West
Kai Fischer ...
Penny Morrell ...
Katherine Keeton ...
Susan Denny ...
Judith Bruce ...
Maureen (as Judy Bruce)
Shari Kahn ...
Sheldon Lawrence ...
Diamonds Dielli


In London's Soho, Johnny Solo runs the Pink Flamingo Club. He's tough to intimidate. So when he starts getting threats and demands for protection, he fights back. Behind the takeover plot is a competitor, Diamonds Dielli. Midnight Franklin, who's Johnny's girlfriend and one of the club's headliners, wants to get Johnny out of the business. In the background are a sadistic client, an underage chorus girl, a wisecracking siren who's not averse to rough trade, a visiting journalist, and a dancer who guards her past. Can Johnny win the struggle with Diamonds, and can Midnight get him out of harm's way? Written by <>

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The sizzler you read about in Playboy magazine! It strips the secrets from the intimate key clubs.


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Release Date:

December 1960 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Playgirl After Dark  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Johnny Solo: I had a friend once, Diamond. It didn't take.
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Music by Bill McGuffie
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Hot in color, chilly snowmen in black and white
1 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The dance numbers with Jane Mansfield were the main draw of this show, and we don't get to see the bareness of her outfits in black and white. It's too bad foreign films where this was in color are still made without any English dialog on DVD. The subplots that made the backdrop of this story are interesting, but Mansfield's part wears out while she acts out as a mother figure to Johnny, the nightclub owner, warning him not to use his gun against a rival club across the street that's blackmailing him. Then she's mom to an underage girl, attempting to keep her from going to a fatal date with a villainous club investor. The supporting characters like Christopher Lee as the host and the various strippers help break up the monotony of her "don't do this" speeches. Koch Vision had a color version but I don't know why no one has it now.

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