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Director:
Writers:
Val Guest (screenplay) &
David Adnopoz (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
May 1973 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They came to make the beds - and made everything! See more »
Plot:
Four sexy young foreign girls come to England as au pairs and quickly become quite intimate with their employers, host families, and just about everyone else they encounter. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Astrid Frank ... Anita Sector
Johnny Briggs ... Malcolm

Gabrielle Drake ... Randi Lindstrom
Me Me Lai ... Nan Lee (as Me Me Lay)
Nancie Wait ... Christa Geisler
Joyce Heron ... Mrs. Stevenson
Daphne Anderson ... Mrs. Howard
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Mr. Howard
Roger Avon ... Rathbone
Rosalie Crutchley ... Lady Tryke
Harold Bennett ... Lord Tryke
Julian Barnes ... Rupert

John Le Mesurier ... Mr. Wainwright
Richard O'Sullivan ... Stephen
Derek Gray ... Farmer
Charles Morgan ... Fred
Marianne Stone ... Mrs. Fairfax
Lyn Yeldham ... Carole
Norman Chappell ... Salesman
Robin Ford ... Croupier
Ferdy Mayne ... Sheik El Abab

John Standing ... Buster
Steve Patterson ... Ricky Strange
Trevor Bannister ... The Photographer
Christine Donna ... Karen

Milton Reid ... The Guard
Marcia Fox ... Eve
Carole Catkin ... Dawn

Directed by
Val Guest 
 
Writing credits
Val Guest (screenplay) &
David Adnopoz (screenplay)

David Grant (story)

Produced by
Guido Coen .... producer
Kenneth Shipman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Roger Webb 
 
Cinematography by
John Wilcox (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Colville 
 
Art Direction by
Roy Forge Smith  (as Roy Smith)
 
Makeup Department
Jill Carpenter .... makeup artist
Stephanie Kaye .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
John Bremer .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Stoneman .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Brian Blamey .... sound editor
Barry Copland .... sound recordist (as Barry Copeland)
Gerry Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Geoff Glover .... camera operator (as Geoffrey Glover)
Michael Temple .... focus puller (as Mike Temple)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jo Osmond .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Norman Newell .... lyricist
Roger Webb .... conductor
 
Other crew
Susanna Merry .... continuity (as Sue Merry)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mother's Helpers" - Canada (English title) (new title)
"The Young Playmates" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
86 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Nancie Wait receives an "introducing" credit.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: Shadow of boom mic visible in opening scenes at employment agency - although the sequence is accompanied by music, and has no dialogue.See more »

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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Fun, sexy oddity of a spoof, 22 June 2001
Author: Patsy-9 (leeders@nucleus.com) from Calgary

I watched this movie the same day I first saw The Day the Earth Caught Fire, quite unaware that both movies had the same director. Had I not been alerted to this fact, I would never have guessed. It is a spoof of soft core British porn films to an extent, but also injects interesting dramatic material. The story is of four gorgeous girls who come to England as au pairs (doubtless using the Gorgeous Woman Only au pair service). Each of them only keeps their job for one day, for various reasons. Danish Randi is stranded with the rich kid son of her employer when his car breaks down, her clothes are soaked and they end up spending the night in a parking lot. Swedish Anita (a fun, delightful character who seems so liberated that she doesn't realize there's any alternative) shocks her employer by marching about the house nude and ends up being picked up at a casino by an amorous sheik (in the sheik's abode, a man sounds a gong every time he walks through the door). German Christa, a near-prudish virgin, is indoctrinated into London's swinging underground by her employer's daughter who wants to offer her as a sacrificial virgin to a rock star. Chinese Nan is taken to a manor house and begins a sad little affair with a sheltered pianist man-child, who seems to have the emotional maturity of a child half his age.

The odd thing is that the first two plots are funny and ridiculous, but the second two are tragic, as Christa realizes she has squandered her virginity on the ungrateful rock god and Nan scarcely seems happy to be regarded as a new plaything by her new bedmate. Both stories have tears. What's going on here? This stands in clear opposition to the brassy, fun nature of the other plots (and the atrocious upbeat theme song - you've got to hear it to believe it), and the ending that ties together all four girls in a riotously offhand and silly manner, as they all trot off to be the sheik's handmaidens, no questions asked. Also odd is that there's not all that much sex (though there is plenty of nudity). Anita does not actually have sex at all (and she doesn't seem to mind much, either!), and though the others do, it's hardly explicit at all.

All the girls are likeable, which is more than can be said for the men. Nan's swain, who refers to her as "it" early on, like she's one of his model ships, is a particular repellent creation, although strangely one of the most repellent, who slips his hand into Christina's pants, actually proves quite respectful of her. For a porn film, this is a rather well acted one. Guest handles the actors well, and provides some nice little touches (as when Anita applies a puff of perfume between her legs). The Au Pair Girls is a particular oddity, but not an unrewarding one.

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