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Playgirl After Dark (1960)

Too Hot to Handle (original title)
A French reporter working on a steamy story about the secret strip joints found in London's Soho district becomes involved in the lives of the owner and star of a famous club.

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Midnight Franklin
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Johnny Solo
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Robert Jouvel (as Carl Boehm)
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Novak
Danik Patisson ...
Lilliane Decker
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Inspector West
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Cynthia
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Ponytail
Penny Morrell ...
Terry
Katherine Keeton ...
Melody
Susan Denny ...
Marjorie
Judith Bruce ...
Maureen (as Judy Bruce)
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Jacki
Shari Kahn ...
Jungle
Sheldon Lawrence ...
Diamonds Dielli
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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 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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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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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Crime | Drama

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16 April 1960 (West Germany)  »

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1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Midnight Franklin: Kid, do yourself a favour.
Ponytail: What?
Midnight Franklin: You know what - Arpels. Forget him. Stand him up. Go home and curl up with a good book.
Ponytail: Gee, everybody's getting at me, like I'm a juvenile delinquent or something.
Midnight Franklin: They're only trying to do what's best for you, Ponytail. I know there's not enough milk of human kindness around here to fill a baby's bottle, but there is a little.
Ponytail: Well, I'm not a baby anymore. Gee, Miss Midnight, this is the chance I've been waiting for.
Midnight Franklin: I know. I even know the dialogue: "Baby, I ...
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Music by Bill McGuffie
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Surprisingly good performance from the sexiest woman of all time
26 June 2002 | by (Southeastern US) – See all my reviews

If you've seen Jayne in her two most successful movies ("Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter" and "The Girl Can't Help It"), it might be easy to dismiss her as a one-trick pony. However, she's startlingly good in her best dramatic role as a clubowner's girlfriend in "Too Hot To Handle". I'm still looking for the plot in this movie (if there even is one), but Jayne steals the show (her motherly talk to mixed-up, ambitious Ponytail played by Barbara Windsor is one of the best moments in Jayne's career). She also demonstrates her singing and dancing skills in a couple of cute musical numbers (watch for her ridiculously long cigarette holder, her see-through gown with strategically placed beaded fringe, and a baffling feathered swimsuit). After seeing this movie, it's hard to believe anyone ever called Jayne Mansfield "the poor man's Marilyn Monroe".


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