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Herbert Kretzmer (screenplay)
Harry Lee (original idea)
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Release Date:
16 April 1960 (West Germany) See more »
The sizzler you read about in Playboy magazine! It strips the secrets from the intimate key clubs.
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 »
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Low budget British melodrama is worth a look. See more (11 total) »


  (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
Judith Bruce ... Maureen (as Judy Bruce)

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)
Victor Harrington ... Man Waking Past Pink Flamingo Club (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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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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)

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Low budget British melodrama is worth a look., 17 September 1999
Author: cableguy-5

The plot concerns the owner of the "Pink Flamingo" club and his battles with rival club owners and the police. Christopher Lee has a small role, but the main attraction for most viewers would probably be Jayne Mansfield, who surprisingly, is very good in her role as the club owners girlfriend. She has a big musical number and you'll wonder how they squeezed her into some of the tightest costumes you'll ever see.

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