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The World Ten Times Over (1963)

Billa and Ginnie are two singletons sharing a London flat who both work as night club hostesses in the same Soho club. Tensions arise when Ginnie becomes romantically entangled with a rich ... See full summary »

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Sarah Lawson ...
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Bolton (as Jack Gwillum)
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Brian
Alan White ...
Freddy
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Billa and Ginnie are two singletons sharing a London flat who both work as night club hostesses in the same Soho club. Tensions arise when Ginnie becomes romantically entangled with a rich married businessman, causing Billa to become jealous of their relationship.

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15 December 1965 (USA)  »

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Billa and her dad stand outside the shop of Anello & Davide (Theatrical Shoes) which was in the Charing Cross Road on the corner of Old Compton Street. The firm created Dorothy's red slippers for the Wizard of Oz as well as the famous Beatle Boot, examples of which can be seen in the shop window. See more »

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Bob Shelbourne: [they are in bed] I love you.
Ginnie: [getting up abruptly] Oh, for God's sake! Why do people have to say they love you, just because you go to bed with them?
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Edward Judd appears "by permission of Columbia Pictures Corporation". See more »

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Featured in A Bit of Scarlet (1997) See more »

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Low key drama of a little interest
24 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Here's an obscure British drama now available on DVD.

It is about two 'nightclub hostesses' aka prostitutes working in London. One has to deal with her dad (Hartnell, just before Dr Who) and the other a married businessman who's been having an affair with her.

The front cover of the DVD has Ritchie in bra, panties and stockings and suspenders but there's not a great deal of titillation here. It was an X back then and a 12 now. Her character is a little irritating; Sims gives the better performance here - there's meaning beneath those eyes.

This rather downbeat drama, with flashes of style, is lifted by extensive location shooting. For those who want to see 1963 London it's a treat. Particularly good is the scene where Hartnell walks through Soho amid the flashing neon lights advertising the sexy delights on show. He also walks past a film poster for West End Jungle.

The director did better than this (Village of the Damned) and worse. Now it's difficult to judge how ersatz it is.


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