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Wild for Kicks (1960)

Beat Girl (original title)
Paul, a divorced architect, marries Nichole, a woman from Paris. His teen daughter Jenny has fallen in with the English beatnik scene and likes to hang out in cave-like clubs to listen to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Paul Linden
Noëlle Adam ...
Nichole
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Kenny King
Gillian Hills ...
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Dave
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Dodo (as Shirley-Anne Field)
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Tony
Claire Gordon ...
Honey
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Plaid Shirt
Michael Kayne ...
Duffle Coat
Anthony Singleton ...
Green Pants
Robert Raglan ...
F.O. Official
Nade Beall ...
Official's Wife
Margot Bryant ...
Martha
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Simon
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Storyline

Paul, a divorced architect, marries Nichole, a woman from Paris. His teen daughter Jenny has fallen in with the English beatnik scene and likes to hang out in cave-like clubs to listen to jazz and rudimentary rock'n'roll. Jenny takes an immediate dislike to her step mother, who is not that much older than she, and goes out of her way to make life miserable for Nichole. When Jenny discovers that Nichole is a friend of one of the strippers from the dance hall across the street, she investigates and uses Nichole's sordid past to embarrass her father. Meanwhile Jenny attracts the lecherous eye of Kenny, the owner of the dance hall. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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20 October 1961 (USA)  »

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Wild for Kicks  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

When Nichole (Noëlle Adam) had to slap Jennifer (Gillian Hills) in a scene, Jennifer kept anticipating the slap and turning her head prematurely, so on one final attempt Nichole went for it and caught her with a real hard slap not giving her a chance to pre-empt the slap. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer: Love? That's the gimmick that makes sex respectable, isn't it!
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Soundtracks

Esméralda
interprété par Benny Benet
disque ou enregistrement VOGUE PARIS
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Campy movie about bad girl who wants to be a stripper as her sexy step-mother was!
18 May 1999 | by (Essex County) – See all my reviews

Fun movie proves that even British film makers could do a trashy juvenile delinquent film - with added bonus of cool, jazzy, rock'n'roll sound track.

Sixteen-year old beatnik art student rebels when her "square" middle-aged dad brings home a "French poodle" 24-year-old stepmom. She and her beatnik pals discover that her blonde bombshell step-mommy was once a Parisian stipper!

A few hysterical scenes later the girl realizes the error of her ways and returns to her architect dad and step-mother.

A must-see for any camp, bad movie film buffs!


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