On the fringe of society in a remote part of the French-Canadian countryside, the fragile relationship and unusual private life of a father and daughter is jeopardized by dreary, unforeseen circumstances.
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Naïve young lass Candy Stevens (a solid and appealing performance by Barbara Morris) leaves town and moves to New York City in the wake of her prostitute mother committing suicide. Candy settles into an apartment with several pin-up models and tries to resist the temptation to get caught up in an highly enticing and addictive fast lane lifestyle.
Director Albert Viola keeps the engrossingly sordid story moving along at a quick pace, maintains an engaging breezy tone throughout, and offers a decent smattering of yummy bare distaff skin. The climactic lively swing party and a dance sequence at a hip Harlem nightclub rate as definite groovy highlights, while the genuinely startling surprise bummer ending packs a devastating punch. The choice location footage of the Big Apple in all its snazzy 60's splendor qualifies as another major asset; we get everything from Candy arriving in New York City at Penn Station to a fun montage sequence of Fifth Avenue storefronts. Moreover, the sound acting by the competent cast helps a lot: Sally Lane as Candy's loyal friend Laura, Joseph Sutherin as nice guy sculptor Joe, Audrey Campbell as sage and worldly mentor Barbara, and Ian Miller as dashing photographer Charles. The sharp black and white cinematography gives this picture a pleasing crisp look. Chet McIntyre's eclectic score alternates between smooth bouncy jazz and more primal throbbing noise. A nifty outing.
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