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Director:
Writers:
Herbert Kretzmer (screenplay)
Harry Lee (original idea)
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Release Date:
16 April 1960 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The sizzler you read about in Playboy magazine! It strips the secrets from the intimate key clubs.
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Surprisingly good performance from the sexiest woman of all time See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jayne Mansfield ... Midnight Franklin

Leo Genn ... Johnny Solo
Karlheinz Böhm ... Robert Jouvel (as Carl Boehm)

Christopher Lee ... Novak
Danik Patisson ... Lilliane Decker
Patrick Holt ... Inspector West
Kai Fischer ... Cynthia

Barbara Windsor ... Ponytail
Penny Morrell ... Terry
Katherine Keeton ... Melody
Susan Denny ... Marjorie
Judy Bruce ... Maureen

Elizabeth Wilson ... Jacki
Shari Kahn ... Jungle
Sheldon Lawrence ... Diamonds Dielli
Martin Boddey ... Mr. Arpels
John Salew ... Moeller
Tom Bowman ... Flash Gordon
Ian Fleming ... Pawnbroker
Bill McGuffie ... Piano player
Michael Balfour ... Tourist guide
Larry Taylor ... Mouth
June Elvin ... Hostess
Morton Lowry ... Dinelli's driver
Robin Chapman ... Priest
Martin Sterndale ... Editor
Harry Lane ... Muscles
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Smith
Lou Eather ... Dancer (uncredited)
Boyd MacKenzie ... Dancer (uncredited)
Monica Marshall ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ken Martyne ... Dancer (uncredited)
Toni Palmer ... Dancer (uncredited)
Brian Tucker ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Terence Young 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Herbert Kretzmer  screenplay
Harry Lee  original idea

Produced by
John Evans .... associate producer
C.P. Hamilton Marshall .... producer
Ronald Rietti .... associate producer
Selim Cattan .... producer (uncredited)
Phil C. Samuel .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Eric Spear 
 
Cinematography by
Otto Heller 
 
Film Editing by
Lito Carruthers 
 
Art Direction by
Alan Withy 
 
Set Decoration by
Freda Pearson 
 
Costume Design by
Beatrice Dawson (dresses)
 
Makeup Department
Stuart Freeborn .... makeup artist
Iris Tilley .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
William Lang .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gus Agosti .... assistant director
Michael Meighan .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Douglas Twiddy .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Olga Lehmann .... scenic designer
 
Sound Department
Ernest Hosler .... dubbing editor (as Ernie Hosler)
Charles Knott .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Bob Cuff .... animated superimposition (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Dawes .... grip
Dennis Fraser .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Adamson .... wardrobe mistress
 
Music Department
The British Film Orchestra .... music performed by
Eric Spear .... conductor
Eric James .... vocal coach (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Pamela Devis .... choreographer
Kay Mander .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Playgirl After Dark" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
90 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | France:16 | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Portugal:(Banned) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) | West Germany:18 (cut) (original rating)

Did You Know?

Quotes:
Johnny Solo:I had a friend once, Diamond. It didn't take.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant (1999) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Too Hot To HandleSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly good performance from the sexiest woman of all time, 26 June 2002
Author: thekettleblack from Southeastern US

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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