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Wild for Kicks -- Probably the best Brititsh JD movie ever madel So sleazy it's irresistible. Hills plays a gorgeous but rebellious teenage girl who has beatnik friends, goes to wild parties, and does strip tease for the local youth. Great slice of the 60's scene in England.

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Writer:
Dail Ambler (story)
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Release Date:
20 October 1961 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
My Mother was a stripper...I want to be a stripper too! See more »
Plot:
Paul, a divorced architect, marries Nichole, a woman from Paris. His teen daughter Jenny has fallen... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Campy movie about bad girl who wants to be a stripper as her sexy step-mother was! See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Farrar ... Paul Linden
Noëlle Adam ... Nichole

Christopher Lee ... Kenny King
Gillian Hills ... Jennifer Linden
Adam Faith ... Dave
Shirley Anne Field ... Dodo (as Shirley-Anne Field)

Peter McEnery ... Tony
Claire Gordon ... Honey

Oliver Reed ... Plaid Shirt
Michael Kayne ... Duffle Coat
Anthony Singleton ... Green Pants
Robert Raglan ... F.O. Official
Nade Beall ... Official's Wife
Margot Bryant ... Martha

Nigel Green ... Simon
Norman Mitchell ... Club Doorman
Pascaline ... Exotic Strip Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christina Curry ... (uncredited)
Diane D'Orsay ... Blonde Strip Dancer (uncredited)
Rodney Dines ... Teenager (uncredited)
Delphi Lawrence ... Greta (uncredited)
Carol White ... Girl at The Off-Beat Café (uncredited)

Directed by
Edmond T. Gréville 
 
Writing credits
Dail Ambler (story and screenplay)

Produced by
George Willoughby .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Walter Lassally 
 
Film Editing by
Gordon Pilkington 
 
Casting by
Harvey Woods 
 
Art Direction by
Elven Webb 
 
Makeup Department
Anne Box .... hair stylist
Sidney Turner .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Alfred W. Marcus .... production manager (as Al Marcus)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kip Gowans .... assistant director (as Kip Gowan)
 
Art Department
Mickey O'Toole .... stand by props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Don Challis .... dubbing editor
J.B. Smith .... sound recordist
Gerry Turner .... sound recordist
A.W. Watkins .... recording supervisor
Cyril Swern .... sound assistant (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ginger Gemmel .... camera operator (as Neil Gemmel)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Harry Haynes .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
John Barry .... music arranger
Vic Flick .... musician: guitarist
John Barry and his Orchestra .... music played by
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
John Scott .... musician: flute (uncredited)
 
Other crew
George Minter .... presents
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Beat Girl" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
USA:83 min | UK:89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 | UK:12 (1998) | UK:X (1959) (cut)

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Trivia:
When Nichole (Noelle 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:
Dave:If you wanna fight, go and join the army, it's the place for squares.See more »
Soundtrack:
The Beat Girl SongSee more »

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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Campy movie about bad girl who wants to be a stripper as her sexy step-mother was!, 18 May 1999
Author: cricket-14 from Essex County

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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