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Wild for Kicks (1960)
"Beat Girl" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  20 October 1961 (USA)
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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 ...
Adam Faith ...
Dave
Shirley Anne Field ...
Dodo (as Shirley-Anne Field)
Peter McEnery ...
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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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 mother-in-law, 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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Gillian Hills receives an "introducing" credit See more »

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[last lines]
Dave: Funny, only squares know where to go.
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Made You
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Music by John Barry
Lyrics By Trevor Peacock
Performed by Adam Faith
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Brit Rock
7 February 2009 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

I gave this a 10 because I only give two ratings, 10 or zero, pass or no pass. Let's talk about Brit Rock. I was 15 and growing up in the US when this movie came out and there was no such term as Brit Rock. When the Beatles, Stones, and the others came out I completely disregarded them. Who needs these guys doing Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley when we have the real thing. Eventually I came to appreciate what they were doing and soon developed a deep admiration for the British rock movement going back to the 50's. This movie, though fraught with awkwardness, has some very telling points. A very important point is made when the kids were discussing the war scars. We Americans knew nothing of that. To us rock was just a big jolly product. But these kids had a way more emotional need for it and they took it more seriously and they wound up exporting our own music right back to us and basically saved Rock and Roll. Now the bad part of this film is the pre posterous and thoroughly embarrassing "hip talk" although all the American rock films of the time did pretty well the same thing. And the plot is pretty tiresome but it still shows that basic need for rock, the big thing about rock has always been that need. It's like in the Lou Reed song, "her life was saved by rock and roll". Goofy as this movie is, it does convey that message.


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