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David McGillivray (screenplay)
Pete Walker (original story)
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Release Date:
March 1975 (USA) See more »
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Their beautiful bodies defiled by the ultimate immoral atrocity! See more »
Plot:
An old man who lives in an old house conducts a correctional institute for girls. But he does not realize... See more » | Add synopsis »
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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 
 
Writing credits
David McGillivray (screenplay)

Pete Walker (original 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)
 
Makeup Department
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
 
Sound Department
Tony Anscombe .... dubbing mixer
Chris Munro .... boom operator
Peter O'Connor .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Davis .... gaffer
John Metcalfe .... follow focus
Peter Sinclair .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Stanley Myers .... conductor
 
Other crew
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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Runtime:
USA:102 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R18+ | France:16 | Italy:VM18 | 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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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Karen is hanged, it appears she has been executed by the "long drop" method in which the victim is allowed to fall several feet in order to break her neck. This is apparent in the way Karen's body disappears entirely from the frame when the trap door is sprung. Having matron Walker weigh Karen beforehand is consistent with the procedure for long drop hangings so that the executioner can calculate the slack needed to ensure a quick death without decapitating the victim. However, the rope we see attached to the gallows is far too short for a long drop hanging. It has hardly any slack at all and would have resulted in a "short drop hanging" in which the victim would have fallen less than a foot and remained completely in view at almost the same level as her executioners while she slowly strangled. The absence of slack in the rope had already been confirmed when Mrs. Wakehurst inspected the gallows the day before and tugged on the rope. If there had been more rope above the frame than we could see on screen, Wakehurst would have released it when she pulled. The rope was clearly only as long as it appeared to be with the knot at about the level of Wakehurst's chin. In short, it is physically impossible for the gallows rig shown to produce the effect displayed in the film where the rope grew several feet in between edits.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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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
House of Misogyny, 30 July 2004

An old, blind judge, his crazy wife who once was a wardeness of a prison but dismissed for her complicity in a girl's death, two guards from said prison as retainers of some type, and a son with a "CLOSE" love for his mother who goes out in public as Mark E. Dessard(something like that)round out the antagonists in this interesting, exploitative, misogynistic treatment by British director Peter Walker. The protagonists are, of course, scantily clad girls being flogged, humiliated, and hanged in an old run-down prison in the English countryside. The girls are brought there by the son who finds girls of an indecent nature(flashing in public and the like)where they are then sentenced and mistreated. Boy, would there really be prison over-crowding today! The film has a very dark edge to it without any humanity. The brutality used toward the women is cold and has a decidedly anti-women flair to it. What I did like about it was its obvious atmosphere. Walker has some skill as a director to be sure. His tense scenes in the prison with the veiled lighting and austere setting propel this feature from just another female prison movie to something quite different. Whether that is good or not is for you to decide. I am really not sure how I feel. The acting also helps as everyone involved is at the very least adequate. Ms. Irving, as the French girl, is quite fetching and does a credible job in the lead. The girl playing her roommate is an even brighter highlight(very lovely!). Barbara Markham makes as cold a wardeness as I have ever seen. For me the acting highlight belongs to Shelia Keith as the primary guard. She is able somehow to add a relaxedness to her role while even a touch(admittedly a rather small touch) of sympathy(the scene where she goes to get some lotion for the wounds she inflicted).

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