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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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Jennifer: Next week - boom! - the world goes up in smoke. And what's the score? Zero!
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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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Teenage rampage
17 May 2002 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

This film is notable for two early appearances: John Barry's (James Bond) first film score and an early role for Oliver Reed as a teenage reveller. In some ways reminiscent of a pubescent La Dolce Vita, the film succeeds for one reason alone - Gillian Hills makes a truly seductive and formidable she-devil in the form of Jennifer.

Yes, the film is dripping in kitsch value, but one can't help but be absorbed the atmosphere, from the milk bar to the cave party, where English Elvis wannabe Adam Faith curls his lip to the drumming of an upturned guitar. Although before my time, I'm sure life in 1960 was never quite this with it, daddy-o.

It's not the greatest film ever made, but the wonderfully sleazy theme by Barry sets the tone nicely, and it rates as one of the best teenage exploitation movies to come out of the UK.




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