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The Party's Over (1965)

 -  Drama  -  23 March 1966 (USA)
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An American businessman visits London and is horrified to discover his nubile teenage daughter has become involved with a gang of thuggish "beatniks". Her involvement leads to wild parties, sex, death and necrophilia.

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An American businessman visits London and is horrified to discover his nubile teenage daughter has become involved with a gang of thuggish "beatniks". Her involvement leads to wild parties, sex, death and necrophilia.

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A NEW thriller from the director of "Goldfinger"

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23 March 1966 (USA)  »

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Het spel is uit  »

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Filmed in 1962, not released in the UK because of censorship problems (due to its necrophilia theme) until 1965 and in the US until 1966. See more »

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Featured in London - The Modern Babylon (2012) See more »

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Time Waits For No Man
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Mike Pratt
Sung by Annie Ross
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Evocative, illuminating, unnerving and enjoyable
6 January 2012 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

Quite splendid London based film containing a towering performance from Oliver Reed amidst his fellow 'beatniks'. Interesting time capsule affair coming as it does as The Beatles break and before the so called 'swinging London'. Dream of an opening with the cast lazily/drunkenly and seemingly aimlessly walking across Albert Bridge in the early morning. Like the film generally, a beautifully shot sequence that clearly references European cinema despite the subsequent American references and cast inclusions. Much troubled history with heavily cut version being released two years after completion and only now available uncut on DVD. Surprisingly frank portrayal of sex and rock 'n' roll without the drugs and even the rock 'n' roll being replaced by jazz. Evocative, illuminating, unnerving and enjoyable with much London location exteriors.


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