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When the Girls Take Over (1962)

Approved | | Comedy | May 1962 (USA)
A comic look...at Cuba after Castro regime take over.

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Maximo Toro
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Henri Degiere
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Capt. Toussaint
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Axel 'Longhorn' Gates (as Jimmy Ellison)
Ingeborg Kjeldsen ...
Francoise Degiere
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Steve Harding (as Jeff Stone)
Donald Durrell ...
Stoney Jackson (as Don Durrell)
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Melesa
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Henderson (as Gabe Dell)
Paul Bailey ...
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Luis de Tejada ...
Jeep Driver (as Luis Tejada)
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Chiquita
Fabiola Brown ...
Bonita
Robert Hathaway ...
Chico (as Bob Hathaway)
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A comic look...at Cuba after Castro regime take over.

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Filmed in 1960, but not released until May 1962. See more »

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Apart from the opening title, there are no other credits. An announcer says that the film is so important, there is no time for them. He runs through the leading actors and the director over the opening scene of the picture. A credit scroll does appear at the end. See more »

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A real mess
27 September 2014 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

"When the Girls Take Over" was not the first American B movie to be inspired by Fidel Castro's revolution, but it has to be the first one - maybe the ONLY one - to make it a comedy. That's certainly a new angle, but the end results suggest why it wasn't done again, that being that the movie is extremely unfunny. That alone is enough to kill the movie, but the movie manages to make things even worse. The script is a mess. The story is often confusing, and feels like they are making things up as they go along, such as the fact that important characters are off screen for extremely long periods of time. Add some slipshod production values (such as the prominent shadow of the cameraman at one moment), you end up with one real mess of a movie. Is there anything of merit to be found here? Well, the location shooting on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico does occasionally give a visually interesting backdrop. Though since all current prints of this shot in color movie are in black and white, viewers won't be able to get the full impact of the visuals.


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