Duke and Boots, two young thugs, hold up a California gas-station owner. Duke, viral and savage, taunts the slower and psychologically-confused Boots because he has never made a sexual ...
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Duke and Boots, two young thugs, hold up a California gas-station owner. Duke, viral and savage, taunts the slower and psychologically-confused Boots because he has never made a sexual conquest. Duke offers to seduce a woman for Boots and the pair force a passing motorist to pursue a sports car driven by Ann Carlyle, the lustful wife of a insurance-company executive who has some desires of her own not being met by her husband. Written by
Les Adams <email@example.com>
When I caught up with this film in Nottingham in 1965 it was being proudly advertised as "The Film with Only Two Certificates in England!" True, at that time only Leeds and Liverpool had passed the film with a "local X." The British Board of Film Censors had rejected the film on 30 March 1960, leaving small British distributor Cross-Channel (who also released Blackjackets) with the task of persuading as many local authorities as possible to pass the film for exhibition. Cross- Channel had an initial break-through when the film was chosen for the opening run at the new Compton cinema in London's West End. As a cinema club for members only the Compton did not need certificates and duly premiered the film on 16 November 1960. Personally, I found the film fairly harmless viewing even in 1965, although the story of two drifters ogling the bored housewife next door eventually became a bit creepy. Most of the local watch committees said no, but a fair few said yes:
London Compton Wednesday, 16 November 1960 (British premiere); LEEDS Plaza Sunday, 20 December 1964 and week; LIVERPOOL Essoldo (London Road) Sunday, 4 July 1965 and week; LEEDS Gainsborough Thursday, 2 September 1965 (three days); NOTTINGHAM Moulin Rouge Sunday, 14 November 1965 and week; LIVERPOOL Jacey Film Theatre Sunday, 19 December 1965 and week; LIVERPOOL ABC (Walton) Monday, 16 May 1966 (three days); WAKEFIELD ABC Monday, 27 June 1966 (three days); WEST BROMWICH ABC Thursday, 29 September 1966 (three days);
The mini-release must have made a good bit of income since the distributor deemed a re-issue in 1969 more than worthwhile:
BIRMINGHAM Cinephone Sunday, 24 August 1969 for two weeks; NOTTINGHAM ABC Elite Sunday, 5 October 1969 and week; LIVERPOOL Jacey Film Theatre Sunday, 7 December 1969 and week;
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