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


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 <>

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Did You Know?


Freddie Francis had made several films at the striking location of Oakley Court outside of London but it had only been externally. He was keen to film inside the building for a change and saw this project as an opportunity to do that. He commissioned writer Brian Comport to write a screenplay on any subject whatsoever with the sole stipulation that it be based in that location. See more »


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 »


Mumsy: [Girly is visibly upset by the super 8 snuff reel her family is watching] Girly, come back here and watch the lovely film!
[Girly bites her nails and sits back down to watch the snuff reel]
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Creepy madness!!!
3 July 1999 | by (Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Understated British psychodrama with no effects to speak of, just lots of creepy dialogue, tension and madness - not even any nudity and only implied sex, very little at that. Twisted little tale of a mad little "family" that will engross, humour, disgust and terrify you. Mmmm .... yummy.

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