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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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Great Euroshock classic - Pete Walker has outdone himself! 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)
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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
 
Sound Department
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

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The character of Mrs. M. Wakehurst alludes to the British "moral reformer" Mary Whitehouse.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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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Great Euroshock classic - Pete Walker has outdone himself!, 22 March 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

I didn't go into this film with very high expectations because I didn't like Pete Walker's Frightmare very much; but House of Whipcord is a vastly superior film and, to be honest, I'm shocked that this doesn't get mentioned more often! Pete Walker's film is both a sleazy seventies exploitation classic and a striking indictment of the justice system. The film serves as a warning against what would happen if private institutions were given the power to decide what is apt punishment for certain crimes, and the dedication of the film to all those who believe in capital punishment shows Pete Walker's love for controversy. The plot takes place in an old house, which doubles up as a private institution ran by a senile judge, his unforgiving partner; the female warden of the prison and two equally vile female orderlies. They punish girls for crimes committed that weren't, in their eyes, properly punished by the corrupt British courts. We pick the story up when a young French girl is inducted into the institution.

The atmosphere of the film is brilliant; Pete Walker always ensures that the action is sleazy, and yet oddly erotic at the same time. The film is very matriarchal, and it's the female characters that are the protagonists while the men exist in background roles. However, the film isn't feminist; and, in fact, is the exact opposite; as the director ensures that none of the women are portrayed in a favourable light. The film benefits from a handful of great performances; the best of which coming from Barbara Markham, who gives a powerhouse performance in the role of the head of the institution. Frightmare star Sheila Keith, and Dorothy Gordon are the orderlies, while Patrick Barr is brilliantly understated in his role as the ineffective Justice of the prison. Penny Irving is the young French victim at the centre of the story; but her performance is brought down by her ridiculous French accent! The story is another major strong point for this film, as Pete Walker ensures that it always moves well and although you wouldn't expect it from a Euroshock movie like this - he also makes it easy to care about the characters and what happens to them. On the whole, this is a vastly underrated and under seen seventies gem that must be seen by anyone who gets the chance to see it!

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