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Release Date:
13 July 1966 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Somewhere in Europe, three unlikely thieves have stolen $1,000,000 in obsolete currency from the United States Treasury. When local hoteliers decide to get a piece of the action, things get complicated, and a game of cat and mouse ensues on a remote island. Stars Jayne Mansfield. See more »
Plot:
Three thieves rip off a shipment of used money being sent back to the US. As they are escaping the robbery (after having taken a hostage)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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DVD Playhouse--December 2009
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Strange fruit, bring out for party time See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Jayne Mansfield ... Darlene / Mrs. Smithopolis

Cameron Mitchell ... Lylle Corbett
Dodie Heath ... Sandra Morelli
Ivor Salter ... Dolph Kostis / Mr. Smithopolis

Isa Miranda ... Madame Benoit
Elisabeth Flickenschildt ... Lady Xenia
Werner Peters ... Jannis, Xenia's Butler
Pinkas Braun ... Livio Morelli
Robert Gardett ... Police Detective Gino
Ines Taddio ... Hotel Americano's Singer
Siegfried Lowitz ... Bank Guard (scenes deleted)
Aldo Camarda ... Hotel Americano's Barman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Darlene (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Domenico Ravenna ... Man in night club (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gustav Gavrin 
Richard E. Cunha (english version)
Ray Nazarro (credit only)
Albert Zugsmith (some scenes)
 
Writing credits
Robert Hill  and
Michael Elkins 

Robert Bloomfield (novel "When Strangers Meet")

Produced by
Ernst Neubach .... producer
Carl Szokoll .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Carlo Savina 
 
Cinematography by
Riccardo Pallottini 
 
Film Editing by
Gene Ruggiero 
 
Art Direction by
Wolf Witzemann 
 
Costume Design by
Giulio Cabras 
 
Makeup Department
Attilio Camarda .... makeup artist
Franco Corridoni .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Wolf Birk .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Brandt .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Erwin Rauch .... property master
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matija Brgles .... assistant camera
Gino Conversi .... assistant camera
Brigitte Dittner .... publicity photographer
Rudi Trninic .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giulio Cabras .... costumes
 
Music Department
Carlo Savina .... conductor
 
Other crew
Harry Dittner .... publicist
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dog Eat Dog!" - USA (promotional title)
"Dollars Girl" - Belgium (English title) (dubbed version)
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Runtime:
84 min | West Germany:78 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Portugal:17 | UK:X (heavily cut) | West Germany:18 (nf)
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A host of production problems, including financing, location and personnel issues, caused filming to be stopped several times, resulting in at least four different directors - regardless of their experience in musical comedies - working on the project at various times. One director, Ray Nazarro, specialized almost exclusively in "B" westerns and cheap hillbilly musicals for Columbia, and was hired because he just happened to be in Europe when a director was needed. Producer Albert Zugsmith also directed some scenes in the periods between when one director left and another was hired.See more »
Quotes:
Darlene:I'd rather have fresh panties in Teaneck, New Jersey.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs Sunset Blvd. (1950)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Strange fruit, bring out for party time, 24 May 2009
Author: oOgiandujaOo from United Kingdom

What we have here, if you can believe it, is a chimera of film noir, early Russ Meyer, and a Ten Little Indians adaptation.

The plot is verging on parody in its simplicity. Two crooks and a floozy (Jayne Mansfield), somewhere in the eastern Med, steal a million dollars (yes a million dollars exactly!) from a navy vessel transporting used $1000(?!) bills to be destroyed. The robbery isn't shown, which is all to the good really, as I don't really think there was a Peckinpah type amongst the four guys apparently at the helm. In point of fact though it's never the robbery that's interesting is it? That's why I hate heist movies that concentrate on the plan and the safe-cracking, the interesting bit is always the squabbling over the loot.

The crooks end up on a sailing boat on the way to a deserted island which houses a disused palatial brothel. They pick up a couple of greedy stragglers on the way (the eavesdropping hotelier Livio and his incest-fixated yet frigid sister). On the island a motor boat has been stashed somewhere for the getaway, but Corbett (the crook who has the gun) doesn't know where it is, nor where the petrol is hidden.

Anyway the brothel has a woman and her manservant in residence, these two they broke the mould after making. The manservant is a cod-philosopher gypsy-talking henchman type, whilst the woman is an elderly ex-madame who has returned to the island "in order to die". She thinks she is the Empress of the island and is always talking about the Emperor, whoever that might be, she is mentally fragile to say the least.

It becomes a Ten Little Indians style mêlée after the cash goes missing. People are dropping like flies, and we don't know why. Corbett sums up the mood perfectly: "Where da party at? No dough, enough stiffs for a graveyard, no way out, nobody knows who's next and nobody knows who's doin' it" It's a nice movie to look at because it's set on an Aegean island, with a pretty mansion, fluted columns, palm trees, flora, sunshine. There's a lot of luridness here too. Jayne Mansfield's nymphomaniac character Darlene can't seem to stop mentioning that she wants a fresh pair of panties, that she is on her last pair. There's jazz music all the way through, just so we know we're at a party.

One user described this movie as unintentionally avant-garde, well I'd go along with that. This is the stuff that cults are made of. You wont believe the ending by and by.

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