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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:
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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:
Diamonds Dielli:That's a very nice dress you nearly got on. I like it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Twisted Sex Vol. 15 (1996) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Too Hot To HandleSee more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Worth a look, 27 January 2007
Author: titanicflint from Montreal Canada

For those who think that Jayne Mansfield's career was nothing more than an overblown publicity stunt I boldly state they should at least see this before making any final judgments. I too started watching this with a fair amount of skepticism, and yet I was blown right out of the water by both Jayne and the movie. Both are a lot better than I was anticipating. This is the best Mansfield performance I've ever seen. She is perfectly cast in the role of Midnight Franklin. She makes the character all too human, and all too believable. The movie itself is fast-paced, packing a lot into its 93 minutes. It's also well-acted by everyone involved, and very well-directed. It's intriguing and holds your interest. It has the air of a good Warner Brothers gangster film, as well as a definite film-noir feel to it. I don't know what happened to the color prints of this, but, in my opinion it's the sort of movie that actually plays better in black-and-white. And Jayne's musical numbers are always worth seeing. I definitely recommend this one.

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