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The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968)

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A married woman leaves her husband and zooms off on her motorcycle to see her lover.



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Newly-married Rebecca leaves her husband's Alsatian bed on her prized motorbike - symbol of freedom and escape - to visit her lover in Heidelberg. En route she indulges in psychedelic reveries as she relives her changing relationship with the two men. Written by Jeremy Perkins <>

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21 June 1968 (France)  »

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Girl on a Motorcycle  »

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Marianne Faithfull's gift motorcycle is a Harley Davidson Electra Glide; Alain Delon rides a 750cc Norton Atlas. See more »


In one of the first scenes, the shifting heard is that of a close-ratio gearbox. In the rest of the film, the shift pattern heard is that of a conventional gearbox. See more »


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Life is a highway
8 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a sucker for swinging 60's era flicks, even cheesy ones (because of the great visuals), but I had heard that this film was very so unwatchably BAD that I never made it a priority on my mod movie flicks list. So I am REALLY glad that it popped up on cable just as I was flipping the channels. The story is okay (not great, but not a disaster), the dialog is a little rough at times but not awful, and the tragic ending was a little on the Russ Meyers side. But Marianne Faithful is just STUNNING throughout the movie (any of today's Hollywood starlets WISH they had an ounce of her natural beauty and on-screen presence), Alain Delon is a stone fox, and the dreamy flashbacks provide enough of a plot to make this film, dare I say, enjoyable:)

Needless to say, not only was I thrilled I caught it on cable, but I was equally pleased to have stumbled upon it TWICE in one week. Definitely adding the DVD to my retro movie collection.

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