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Complete credited cast:
Jan Holden ...
George Mikell ...
Derek Ware ...
Rio Fanning ...
John Turner
Terence Fallon ...
Det. Sergeant Bob Henry
Peter Hughes ...
Det. Inspector A.W. 'Bert' Wills
Tom Bowman ...
Det. Sergeant Harry Smith
George Roderick ...
John Barrard ...
Carole Turner ...
Gwyneth Jones, Receptionist
Howard Greene ...
Porter (as Howard Green)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Dryden ...
Himself on the Flute


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Release Date:

October 1962 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

In Soho sind die Nächte heiß  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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Sgt. Bob Henry: Harry
Det.Sgt.Smith: Yeah?
Sgt. Bob Henry: Where's the chief?
Det.Sgt.Smith: He's gone to Scotland
Sgt. Bob Henry: Scotland?
Det.Sgt.Smith: Yeah
Sgt. Bob Henry: What for?
Det.Sgt.Smith: A suspected murder case. They want his opinion about whether it's murder or suicide.
Sgt. Bob Henry: Whereabouts in Scotland?
Det.Sgt.Smith: Glasgow. Is it important? I've got a number you can get him at if you want to.
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The Primitives
Composed by Edmundo Ros
Featuring Ken Dryden on the flute
Accompanied by Orchester Edmundo Ros (as The Edmundo Ros Orchestra)
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Night club entertainers moonlight as heist specialists.
28 April 2005 | by (cramlington u.k.) – See all my reviews

A group of night club musicians,featuring an exotic dancer,commit jewel robberies,wherever they perform.

THE PRIMITIVES is one of the many routine minor second feature crime movies churned out in the UK in the late 50's and early 60's.This one is a little unusual,firstly in the occupations of the crooks,and secondly in showing a woman as the gang boss(not very common at the period,or now come to that).She is played by talented Jan Holden,an actress with an uncommon and striking sort of beauty,in a rare leading role(Miss Holden is clearly not the masked exotic dancer we see performing in the Primitives stage act).Lighter in tone,and with less overt violence than was common in these sort of movies,THE PRIMITIVES lacks any real thrills or dramatic tension.Jan Holden excepted,the cast mostly act without much enthusiasm. Some(like me)quite enjoy watching this kind of low budget movie,as they preserve an early sixties Britain we remember with affection.

One odd point is that Jan Holden,leader of the Primitives,uncannily resembles Tracy Cattell,lead singer of British 80's pop band-the Primitives!

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