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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 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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The first UK film to have a soundtrack album. See more »

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Jennifer: Next week - boom! - the world goes up in smoke. And what's the score? Zero!
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The Beat Girl Song
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Music by John Barry
Lyrics By Trevor Peacock
Performed by Adam Faith
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I'm far gone, daddio!
20 December 2008 | by (London) – See all my reviews

What we've all been waiting for... Yes! It's another Christopher Lee strip-club!Hooray!Hurrah! But there's much more here. We have a (actually) 14 year-old Gillian Hills (later in Blow Up, when she'd reached the ripe age of 21), Jon Barry (and his Seven) doing the music and dreaming of James Bond, Adam Faith playing a beatnik-type-coffee bar-teenage-dreamboat... Everyone goes around saying "Daddio" and "Go, man, go" and "I'm real gone, man" and "Get out, you drivelling, jiving, beatnik scum" (honestly!), and not much happens... ..so they all go and play by having a drag race and then lying on a railway line and playing chicken...

And Then!

Someone called Laya Raki does an unbelievable striptease that will make your eyes water, (hers obviously did)...

And Then!!

Oliver Reed Starts Dancing!!...

Sorry, I need to go and lie down for a bit...


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