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Michael Armstrong (screenplay)
Tudor Gates (screenplay)
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Release Date:
April 1974 (USA) See more »
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length of hair, the sideburns, the pubic hair See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Jennifer Westbrook ... Emily Barrow (as Jenny Westbrook)
David Warbeck ... Grant Henry
Henry Rayner ... Constable
Gerald Taylor ... Herbert Barrow
Michael Armstrong ... Sergeant Plinth
Terence Edmond ... Inspector Robert Smith
Diane Keen ... Judy Martin
Christopher Neil ... Guy Hammond
Harvey Hall ... Jacobi
Gloria Maley ... Angie (as Gloria Walker)

Christopher Biggins ... Porky Prescott
Christopher Mitchell ... Wensleydale
Eric Deacon ... Crabshaw
Susan Glanville ... Florinda Prescott
Deirdre Costello ... Jezebel (as Linda Coombes)
David Landor ... Guido
James Aubrey ... 1st Reporter
David Pugh ... 2nd Reporter
Brenda Rae ... Salesgirl
Anthony May ... Barman
Derek Martin ... Doorman
Val Penny ... Stripper
Dave Carter ... Jeweller
Neville Barber ... Auctioneer
Michael Hannah ... Chauffeur
Carlotta Barrow ... Waitress
Veronica Doran ... Meter Attendant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pauline Chamberlain ... Woman at Auction (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Campbell 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Armstrong  screenplay (as Edward Hyde)
Tudor Gates  screenplay (as Edward Hyde)

Produced by
Tudor Gates .... producer (as Teddy White)
Michael Style .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Vickers  (as Mike Vickers)
Cinematography by
Grenville Middleton (photography)
Film Editing by
Peter Musgrave  (as Rex Graves)
Art Direction by
Tony Noble  (as Anthony Noble)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Bracknell .... assistant director
Art Department
Charles Torbett .... properties
Carlotta Barrow .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Hugh Jampton .... sound editor
John Potter .... boom operator
Malcolm Stewart .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Connor .... clapper loader (as Mike Connor)
Alan McDonald .... focus puller
Bill Paterson .... camera operator
Arthur Whitmarsh .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Christopher Greenbury .... assistant editor (as Chris Greenbury)
Michael Slade .... assistant editor
Other crew
David Ball .... production accountant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Handful of Diamonds" - USA (X-rated version)
"Her Family Jewels" - USA (X-rated version)
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89 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-18 | Iceland:16 | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:X | USA:R (re-rating)
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Last feature film of Harvey Hall.See more »
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
length of hair, the sideburns, the pubic hair, 28 May 2008
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

This is a very watchable soft core sex movie and very representative view of early 70s London. Not so much the romancing cat burglar but the length of hair, the sideburns, the pubic hair, the police represented as more interested in seizing porn than much else, the mini-skirts, the surprisingly dowdy London streets. Also the emphasis on sex and in particular the difference between the women who seem keen to have it and the men who seem more keen to talk about it. The main premise of the film, involving David Warbeck as a burglar who gets so involved with the ladies they don't mind being robbed is a good one and the direction is good. Some of the performers are better in the bed scenes than out but what do you expect when the sex is the main raison d'etra. Not particularly sexy but there is plenty of flesh on display and the scenes are pretty vigorous. Enjoyable.

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