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The Love Factor (1969) More at IMDbPro »Zeta One (original title)

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Release Date:
22 June 1975 (USA) See more »
It's Sexcitement in Time and Space See more »
A race of topless, large-breasted women from the planet Angvia, in another dimension, come to earth to kidnap women to repopulate their planet. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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James Robertson Justice ... Maj. Bourdon
Charles Hawtrey ... Swyne
Robin Hawdon ... James Word
Anna Gaël ... Clotho
Brigitte Skay ... Lachesis
Dawn Addams ... Zeta
Valerie Leon ... Atropos
Lionel Murton ... W
Yutte Stensgaard ... Ann Olsen
Angela Grant ... Angvisa Girl (as Angie Grant)
Wendy Lingham ... Edwina 'Ted' Strain
Rita Webb ... Clippie
Carol Hawkins ... Zara (as Carolanne Hawkins)
Steve Kirby ... Sleuth
Paul Baker ... Bourdon's Assistant
Walter Sparrow ... Stage Manager
Alan Haywood ... Pilot
Anna Turnard ... Miss Johnson
Yolande Del Mar ... Striptease Artist
Rose Howlett ... Fat Lady
Nita Lorraine ... Angvisa Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juliet Adams ... Angvisa Girl
Gillian Aldam ... Angvisa Girl
Tasma Bereton ... Angvisa Girl
Hani Borelle ... Angvisa Girl
Rina Brown ... Angvisa Girl
Fay Browning ... Angvisa Girl
Belinda Caren ... Angvisa Girl
Yvonne Castelle ... Angvisa Girl
Charleine ... Angvisa Girl
Jenny Field ... Angvisa Girl
Gilly Grant ... Angvisa Girl
Caroline Johnson ... Angvisa Girl
Helen Jones ... Angvisa Girl
Sandra Kirwan ... Angvisa Girl
Olga Linden ... Angvisa Girl
Kirsten Lindholm ... Angvisa Girl (as Kirsten Betts)
Trudi Nielson ... Angvisa Girl
Janet Pearce ... Angvisa Girl
Angela Pitt ... Angvisa Girl
Donna Reading ... Angvisa Girl
Vikki Richards ... Angvisa Girl
Christine Rigg ... Angvisa Girl
Birthe Sector ... Angvisa Girl
Erika Simmonds ... Angvisa Girl
Countessa Veronica ... Angvisa Girl
Jennifer Watts ... Angvisa Girl
Jeannette Wild ... Angvisa Girl

Directed by
Michael Cort 
Writing credits
Michael Cort (screenplay) and
Alistair McKenzie (screenplay)

Christopher Neame  uncredited

Produced by
George Maynard .... producer
Tony Tenser .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Hawksworth  (as Johnny Hawksworth)
Cinematography by
Jack Atcheler 
Film Editing by
Jack T. Knight 
Dennis Lanning  (as Denis Landing)
Production Design by
Christopher Neame 
Art Direction by
Martin Gascoigne 
Costume Design by
Colette Du Plessis 
Makeup Department
Bunty Phillips .... makeup artist
Barbara Sutton .... hairdresser
Pearl Tipaldi .... hairdresser
Production Management
George Mills .... production manager
Christopher Neame .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael McKeag .... assistant director
Art Department
Alan Board .... construction manager
Sound Department
Maurice Askew .... dubbing editor
Alan Kane .... sound recordist
Roy Lafbery .... sound editor
Lionel Strutt .... sound re-recording mixer
Gillian Aldam .... stunts (uncredited)
Vic Armstrong .... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Pocock .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Boast .... camera operator
Geoff Glover .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hilda Geerdts .... wardrobe
Mary Gibson .... wardrobe
Music Department
John Hawksworth .... conductor (as Johnny Hawksworth)
Other crew
Lorna Selwyn .... continuity

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Zeta One" - UK (original title)
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84 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:R

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The planet, Angvia, that the aliens are from is an anagram for vagina.See more »
Voice of the Lift:[James enters lift] Call out your floor, please... Call out your floor, please.
James Word:Thirteenth.
Voice of the Lift:Thirteenth what?
James Word:Thirteenth, please?
Voice of the Lift:Thank you. You just don't get any politeness these days. Here's me slaving up and down all day and never a please or a thank you. People like you make me sick... sick... sick.
James Word:We've stopped.
Voice of the Lift:That's right.
James Word:Well, are we going on?
Voice of the Lift:You can do what you like. I'm staying here. This is my teabreak.
James Word:Couldn't we go up a few floors? You could have your teabreak then.
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Movie Connections:
References The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)See more »


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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Weird, in a bad way, 6 June 2008
Author: kmoh-1 from United Kingdom

Most of the time, when you watch a film, you think about the film itself, the narrative, the people in it, the cinematography etc. In this case, you spend half the time wondering what the film-makers were trying to do. It really is worth emphasising what a weirdie this one is. Weird in a bad way.

It is incredibly disjointed. The stars remain completely separated. James Robertson Justice and Charles Hawtrey are in one lot of scenes. Robin Hawdon sans moustache and Yutte Stensgaard are in another lot. RH avec moustache is in a third lot, and Dawn Addams appears in a fourth. There is no overlap between these. The opening twenty minutes with the charisma-free Hawdon & dear old Yutte playing strip poker are so excruciatingly dull that you wonder how many people lasted the course in the days before fast forward buttons. Or maybe pause buttons.

Of course the story is intended to be quirky, and the makers were obviously going for a Barbarella-type vibe. OK, but this one is downright strange. Some of the odd bits include: a completely unmotivated dialogue between James Word and a grumpy lift; the bizarre incident of James Word's moustache, revealed as false in the opening scene; overdubs of Major Bourdon's added dialogue, which sound nothing like James Robertson Justice, but passably like Basil Brush; James Word being fed an aphrodisiac diet of oysters and what appears to be Mackeson Stout; the British secret service employing an American boss and a Scandinavian secretary; the mystery of why Charles Hawtrey's bottom is bitten by one of his own dogs.

Other commentators have unpicked the relationships between the various bits of the film - it looks like the Justice/Hawtrey scenes were shot first, and then the Hawdon/moustache scenes shot to make sense of them, and then the Hawdon/no moustache scenes shot to make sense of them. Stensgaard's lines about what rubbish it all is are clearly a tongue-in-cheek admission of the blindingly obvious. Naturally, the whole thing is a thin excuse for some girlie nudity (and that also is laid on thicker in the scenes shot later, as if they realised that nudity would be the film's only saving grace). The basic idea of topless aliens invading Earth is a very amusing one. But given the cast there really is no excuse for making such an awful picture.

The nadir of the film is the jokey kidnap-and-torture sequence about half way through. Not erotic, just a gigantic lapse of taste, unredeemed by the reappearance of the kidnapped girl towards the end. That is the problem with this film in its most egregious aspect - it is just not likable enough.

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