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House of Whipcord
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March 1975 (USA) See more »
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Their beautiful bodies defiled by the ultimate immoral atrocity! See more »
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An old man that lives in an old house conducts a correctional institute for girls. But he does not realize... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Genuinely shocking exploitation classic See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Barbara Markham ... Mrs. Wakehurst
Patrick Barr ... Justice Bailey
Ray Brooks ... Tony
Ann Michelle ... Julia
Sheila Keith ... Walker
Dorothy Gordon ... Bates
Robert Tayman ... Mark E. Desade
Ivor Salter ... Jack
Karan David ... Karen
Celia Quicke ... Denise
Ron Smerczak ... Ted
Tony Sympson ... Henry
Judy Robinson ... Claire
Jane Hayward ... Estelle

Celia Imrie ... Barbara
Barry Martin ... Al
Rose Hill ... Henry's Wife
Dave Butler ... Ticket Collector
Penny Irving ... Ann-Marie Di Verney
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David McGillivray ... Caven (uncredited)
Denis Tinsley ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Pete Walker ... Cyclist (uncredited)

Directed by
Pete Walker 
 
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David McGillivray 
Pete Walker  story

Produced by
Pete Walker .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stanley Myers 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Jessop 
 
Film Editing by
John Black 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Pickwoad  (as Mike Pickwoad)
 
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George Partleton .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Edward Dorian .... production manager
Matt McCarthy .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Hamilton .... second assistant director
Brian Lawrence .... first assistant director
 
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Tony Anscombe .... dubbing mixer
Chris Munro .... boom operator
Peter O'Connor .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Davis .... gaffer
Peter Sinclair .... camera operator
 
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Stanley Myers .... conductor
 
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John Metcalfe .... follow focus
Leigh Taylor .... production secretary
 

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Also Known As:
"Stag Model Slaughter" - USA (reissue title)
"The Photographer's Models" - USA (reissue title)
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USA:102 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Australia:R | France:-16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Norway:(Banned) (1977-2003) (cinema release) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:R | West Germany:Not Rated (BPjM restricted)

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Peggy Cummins auditioned for the role of Mrs. Wakehurst, but didn't get the role because Pete Walker thought she looked too attractive and hence was wrong for the part.See more »
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Jack:[looking at back of newspaper] Osgood rocks Spurs, eh?
Customer seated in cafe:Two in the first half, and another five minutes from time.
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Genuinely shocking exploitation classic, 5 December 2005
Author: world_of_weird from England

A young French model (Penny Irving), resident in London having just completed a controversial photo shoot for a men's magazine, is approached at a party by a charismatic oddball calling himself Mark E. Desade (geddit?) whose dating techniques are strange, to say the least. He invites her to meet his parents, and she foolishly agrees - turns out the old couple (he's blind and senile, she's a sadistic retired prison warder) are running their own private prison in the middle of nowhere with the aim of punishing 'immoral' behaviour with beatings, solitary confinement, humiliations and compulsory Bible lessons. A couple of equally deranged guards are on hand to guide these wayward young things back onto the straight and narrow, along with several menacing rats. Don't ask. HOUSE OF WHIPCORD poured napalm on troubled waters with its original release in 1974, when the hang-'em-and-flog-'em brigade were at their most vocal and the likes of Mary Whitehouse and Lord Longford ("Lord Porn", according to Private Eye magazine) were keeping a beady eye on the increasing amount of sex, violence and bad language on television and in the movies. Pete Walker's bleak and disturbing take on vigilante justice gets the flesh crawling and the nerves jangling like precious few British horror flicks before or since, offering little comfort to the viewer as a series of ghastly coincidences, shocking deaths and unexpected twists take us ever closer to the resolutely downbeat ending. Ironically (hopefully) dedicated to the vocal minority who find sentencing too soft and the law largely impotent, WHIPCORD isn't for everyone - the faint of heart should steer well clear - but offers an upsetting glimpse into the heart of darkness for the curious. Ann Michelle and Penny Irving are surprisingly good in their dramatic roles, but the film is stolen by Barbara Markham, Patrick Barr and Sheila Keith, chewing the scenery as the governess, the helpless judge and the most zealous warden respectively. Ray Brooks (the voice of MR BENN) has a few good scenes as Michelle's sex-mad boyfriend.

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