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Girly (1970)
"Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Horror  |  12 February 1970 (USA)
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A wealthy, fatherless British clan kidnaps bums and hippies and forces them to participate in an elaborate role-playing game in which they are the perfect family; those who refuse or attempt escape are ritualistically murdered.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Bryant ...
New Friend
Ursula Howells ...
Mumsy
Pat Heywood ...
Nanny
Howard Trevor ...
Sonny
Vanessa Howard ...
Girly
Robert Swann ...
Soldier
Imogen Hassall ...
Girlfriend
Michael Ripper ...
Zoo attendant
Hugh Armstrong ...
Friend in No. 5
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Storyline

Sexy, teenaged, immature Girly and her camera-wielding brother Sonny bring home unsuspecting men to Mumsy and Nanny, where they play games, and if they don't follow the rules, they're sent to the angels. One day they bring home a New Friend who has a few ideas for games of his own, though, and he begins to turn the foursome against each other. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Freddie Francis' favorite of all his films. See more »

Goofs

Sonny's "16mm home movie camera" is actually an 8mm home movie camera. You can tell by the size, shape, lens and model name. 16mm weren't as common for home movies as an 8mm camera was in 1970 so it would be difficult for an amateur filmmaker to obtain one without a lot of money. See more »

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Girly: Nasty Nanny is no good! Chop her up for fire wood! When she's dead, boil her head, make it into gingerbread!
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Wonderful black comedy.
20 October 2009 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Mumsy,Nanny,Sonny and Girly" is a dark 1969 British horror-comedy which is based on a stage play by Maisie Mosco entitled "Happy Family".The main characters of the film are the members of a wealthy British family whose names are synonymous with their roles within the family:the mother called Mumsy,the maid called Nanny,the son called Sonny and the daughter called Girly.Despite being in their twenties Sonny and Girly act like prepubescent children,dressing in British school uniforms and sleeping in giant cribs in a room full of toys.Sonny and Girly regularly seek out male loners,hobos and hippies to lure back to their house,where they are then forced to play "The Game".When the "new friends" refuse to participate they are murdered or "sent to the angels".Freddie Francis's "Girly" is a fantastic film which faded into obscurity too quickly.During a 2004 Freddie Francis film festival in England, the organizers struggled to find a VHS copy of the film to screen, but couldn't come up with one and it was briefly thought to be lost to the public,until copies began to surface on the internet in 2004.The acting is solid and there is enough creepy moments to satisfy any self-respecting horror fan.8 out of 10.


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