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Release Date:
21 January 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Playground for the wildest fantasies of the SS. See more »
Plot:
Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official, who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
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(11 articles)
User Reviews:
Overlong but atmospheric slice of Nazi-ploitation See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Helmut Berger ... Helmut Wallenberg

Ingrid Thulin ... Kitty Kellermann
Teresa Ann Savoy ... Margherita
John Steiner ... Biondo
Sara Sperati ... Helga, the dominatrix
Maria Michi ... Hilde
Rosemarie Lindt ... Susan
Paola Senatore ... Marika

John Ireland ... Cliff
Tina Aumont ... Herta Wallenberg
Alexandra Bogojevic ... Gloria

Dan van Husen ... Rauss
Ullrich Haupt
Stefano Satta Flores ... Dino
Bekim Fehmiu ... Hans Reiter
Giancarlo Badessi ... Officer with Projector
Luciano Rossi ... Dr. Schwab
Gianfranco Bullo ... Wolff
Gigi Ballista ... General
Margherita Horowitz ... Margherita's Mother
Alain Naya ... Showering German Officer (as Alain Corot)
Clara Colosimo ... Dinner Guest
Maria Rosaria Riuzzi (as Mary Kristall)
Malisa Longo ... New Kitty Girl
Paola Maiolini
Alena Penz
Loretta Persichetti
Margherita Petrucca
Michele Starck (as Michelle Starck)
Alison Swaisland
Tamara Triffez
Patrizia Webley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Annie Ross ... Kitty Kellermann (singing voice)
Salvatore Baccaro ... Neanderthal Prisoner (uncredited)
John Bartha ... Gestapo Agent (uncredited)
Lella Cattaneo ... Old client at Salon Kitty which kiss a girl's breast (uncredited)
Geoffrey Copleston ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Tom Felleghy ... Gestapo Agent (uncredited)
Tito LeDuc ... Frankie (uncredited)
Osiride Pevarello ... Man with Indian Costume in Salon (uncredited)
Pupita Lea Scuderoni ... Female Old Client at Salon Kitty (uncredited)
Pietro Torrisi ... Tattooed Gypsy (uncredited)
Aldo Valletti ... Dart Throwing Client (uncredited)

Directed by
Tinto Brass 
 
Writing credits
Antonio Colantuoni (story) &
Ennio De Concini (story) &
Maria Pia Fusco (story)

Ennio De Concini (screenplay) &
Maria Pia Fusco (screenplay) &
Tinto Brass (screenplay)

Peter Norden  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
Ermanno Donati .... producer
Giulio Sbarigia .... producer
 
Original Music by
Fiorenzo Carpi 
 
Cinematography by
Silvano Ippoliti (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tinto Brass 
 
Production Design by
Ken Adam 
 
Art Direction by
Enrico Fiorentini 
 
Costume Design by
Jost Jakob 
Ugo Pericoli 
 
Makeup Department
Maria Teresa Corridoni .... hair stylist
Aldo Signoretti .... hair stylist
Otello Sisi .... makeup artist
Stefano Trani .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Carla Cipriani .... production supervisor
Roberto Sbarigia .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Bureau .... second assistant director
Giovanni Michelagnoli .... second assistant director (as Gianni Michelagnoli)
Werner Pochath .... assistant director: Germany
Stefano Sbarigia .... second assistant director
Giuseppe Scavuzzo .... assistant director (as Peppe Scavuzzo)
 
Art Department
Giovanni Checchi .... set dresser
Nitto Costa .... antique props
Will Kley .... assistant art director: Germany
Enrico Sanchini .... upholsterer
Jan Schlubach .... art director: Germany
 
Sound Department
Elsa Armanni .... sound editor
Venanzio Biraschi .... sound mixer (as Birachi)
Romano Checcacci .... sound mixer (as Checcacci)
Pierre Davantur .... sound mixer
Roberto Edwin Forrest .... boom operator (as Roberto Forrest)
Maurice Martin .... sound editor
Mario Messina .... production sound mixer
Jean Rouat .... production sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marcello Cardarelli .... electrician
Ettore Corso .... second camera operator
Renato Doria .... camera operator
Quirino Fantauzzi .... head grip
Angelo Samperi .... still photographer
Enrico Sasso .... camera operator
Sergio Spila .... gaffer
Orlando Zaccari .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mario Carlini .... assistant wardrobe
Maria Fanetti .... dress maker
Irms Pauli .... assistant wardrobe: German
 
Editorial Department
Raffaele Cirioni .... second assistant editor
Luciana Di Russo .... assistant editor
Claudio Maimone .... second assistant editor
Fiorenza Muller .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Derry Hall .... lyricist
Bruno Nicolai .... musical director
Annie Ross .... musician: singer
 
Other crew
Beatrice Banfi .... continuity
Vittorio Fornasiero .... production secretary
Rudolf Gürlich .... location manager: German
Aureliano Lalli-Persiani .... administrator (as Aureliano Lalli Persiani)
Tito LeDuc .... choreographer
Lucia Nolano .... secretary
Maria Ruhle .... unit publicist
Louise Vincent .... english dialogue
Noemi Gifuni .... voice dubbing: Ingrid Thulin (uncredited)
Giorgio Gusso .... voice dubbing: John Ireland (uncredited)
Walter Maestosi .... voice dubbing: Bekim Fehmiu (uncredited)
Gigi Proietti .... voice dubbing: Helmut Berger (uncredited)
Carlo Sabatini .... voice dubbing: John Steiner (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Madam Kitty" - USA
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Runtime:
129 min | USA:110 min (heavily cut) | 133 min (director's cut) | Argentina:125 min (cut) | West Germany:106 min (cut)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (1984) (cut) | Finland:(Banned) (1976) | France:16 | Italy:VM18 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:(Banned) (1977-2003) (cinema release) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:X (original rating) | USA:Not Rated (re-rating) | West Germany:18 (nf) (cut) (theatrical rating) | West Germany:Not Rated (video)

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Trivia:
Maria Michi's last film before retirement.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The dead prostitute in the medical lecture scene is obviously a mannequin.See more »
Quotes:
Helmut Wallenberg:What frightens you, what you see or what you don't?See more »
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19 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Overlong but atmospheric slice of Nazi-ploitation, 6 November 2006
Author: DVD_Connoisseur from England

"Salon Kitty" is a cinematic journey into the seedy goings-on at Madame Kitty's Berlin brothel, where the prostitutes are SS-trained, patriotic beauties. While this premise may sound intriguing, the actual delivery is drawn-out and, it must be said, a tad boring. 20 minutes cut have been cut out of this movie and it would have been more effective as a result.

Scenes of debauchery are limited but interesting. The scene where the SS girls are viewed with a variety of sexual partners as a test to see how they react is deliciously dark and unsettling. I'm not easily shocked but this particular sequence really pushes barriers of taste and censorship (and should be applauded as a result).

The film is atmospheric and the sets (by Ken Adam, famous for his Bond creations) are excellent. However, there are too many musical interludes for my taste. It's like "Cabaret" on acid.

A hesitant recommendation, "Salon Kitty" won't be to everybody's tastes. It's a flawed film but it has its moments. Not a film to avoid controversy, animal lovers will be appalled that scenes of real pig-killing are contained. This put me off my hot dog, as did the many scenes of male genitalia. Tinto Brass seems to be obsessed with all things dangly. Trust me, by the end of the film, you'll be wishing that the cast put some clothes on. (An exception to this may be the delightful Teresa Ann Savoy, but I digress.) 6 out of 10 - could have been leaner and meaner.

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