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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:
Hot in color, chilly snowmen in black and white 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)
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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
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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:
MidnightSee more »

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Hot in color, chilly snowmen in black and white, 1 April 2013
Author: arcadiasfan from United States

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 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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