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P.J. (1968)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Mystery | 18 January 1968 (Sweden)
Private eye P.J. is reluctant when he gets a new job: he shall protect Maureen Preble, mistress of millionaire Orbeson, mainly from attacks by his wife and her greedy family. In truth ... See full summary »

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(screenplay) (as Philip Reisman Jr.), (story) (as Philip Reisman Jr.) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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P.J. Detweiler
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William Orbison
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Maureen Preble
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Waterpark
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Billings-Browne
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Jason Grenoble
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Betty Orbison
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Linette Orbison
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Shelton Quell
Jane Van Duser ...
Elinor Silene (as H. Jane Van Duser)
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Sonny Silene
Barbara Dana ...
Lita
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Charlie (as Herbert Edelman)
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Poppa Gonowski
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Private eye P.J. is reluctant when he gets a new job: he shall protect Maureen Preble, mistress of millionaire Orbeson, mainly from attacks by his wife and her greedy family. In truth Orbeson plans a deadly intrigue in which P.J. is to play a central part. Meanwhile P.J. falls in love with Maureen and Orbeson's money. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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P.J. is a hundred minutes of murders, brawls, broads and sizzling acting. See more »

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Action | Drama | Mystery

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18 January 1968 (Sweden)  »

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Criss Cross  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Susan Saint James' movie debut. See more »

Goofs

In the film's original opening credit sequence, when Thorson (Ken Lynch) and his two henchmen approach a hotel room from the outside, the doorknob is on the left side. In a close-up shot when the door is being smashed down, the doorknob on the right side. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Otley (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Welcome to St. Crispin
Music by Percy Faith
Lyrics by Philip H. Reisman Jr. (as Philip Reisman Jr.)
Sung by King Charles MacNiles
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Re-release this film!
5 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a film about a smart, irreverent PI who gets pulled into a conspiracy and sorts it out. Excellent script, dialog, and plot.

This film, in its theatrical release version, may have been suppressed. There's a fair amount of non-PC gay bashing which could have ruffled some feathers.

The film was cleaned up for TV in the mid-70's. It was heavily re-edited, objectionable portions were removed, and possibly there were new scenes shot that were not in the theatrical release -- some of the plot twists are different. The TV version lost much of the punch of the original and is deservedly forgotten.

I've been looking for a print/tape/DVD of the theatrical version for years, but I doubt one will ever surface.


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