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Bent Christensen (additional dialogue)
Jack O'Connell
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Release Date:
1972 (Norway) See more »
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The stewardesses have found explicit freedom under the laws of Denmark. We feel you have the right to see these free-flying stewardesses exactly as they are! See more »
Plot:
A gorgeous Danish stewardess flirts brashly with her male passengers then beds them one after another in her Copenhagen home. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Birte Tove ... Christa

Baard Owe ... Torben
Clinton Greyn ... Derek

Daniel Gélin ... André
Paul Rossilli ... Michael (as Gastone Rossilli)
Cyrus Elias ... Umberto
Inger Stender ... Christa's mother
Kjeld Jacobsen ... Christa's father
Jørn Rose ... Detective
Susan Hurley ... Ellen
Inge Levin ... Stewardess
Bjørn Puggaard-Müller ... Mr. Winther
Ejner Federspiel ... Consul Andersen
Mogens Skot-Hansen ... Walking man
Steen Frøhne
Peter Dybsted Jørgensen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helli Louise ... Inge (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack O'Connell 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bent Christensen  additional dialogue
Jack O'Connell 
Gene Price  additional dialogue
Arnold Somkin  additional dialogue

Produced by
Benni Korzen .... co-producer
Jack O'Connell .... producer
Mogens Skot-Hansen .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mose Henry 
 
Cinematography by
Henning Kristiansen 
 
Film Editing by
Christian Hartkopp 
Finn Henriksen 
Annelise Hovmand 
Russell Lloyd 
 
Art Direction by
Viggo Bentzon 
 
Costume Design by
Laise Adser 
Patricia Greene 
 
Makeup Department
Else Hennings .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Erik Crone .... assistant production manager
Bo Lynnerup .... assistant production manager
Morten Schyberg .... production leader
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nils Vest .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Karen Bentzon .... props
Carl Lerner .... art consultant
Henry Shrady .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Lennart Andersson .... sound
Leslie Hodgson .... sound editor
Archie Ludski .... sound editor
Gert Madsen .... sound assistant
Per Meinertsen .... sound assistant
Wally Nelson .... assistant sound editor
John Rushton .... assistant sound editor
John Wood .... sound mix engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Karsten Bundgård .... still photographer
Michael Christensen .... camera operator
Poul Gram .... second unit cameraman
Kaj Larsen .... lighting technician
Bo Riemer .... grip
Peter Roos .... second unit cameraman
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Birthe Madsen .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Dola Bonfils .... assistant editor
Shep Greene .... assistant editor
Chris Kelly .... assistant editor
Hanne Vang .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Joel Block .... music supervisor
Manfred Mann .... music producer
Derek Wadsworth .... music arranger
 
Other crew
Birthe Frost .... script supervisor
Patricia Greene .... assistant to director
Henry Shrady .... assistant to director
 

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Also Known As:
"Christa" - Denmark (original title)
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USA:100 min
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Fly me to Denmark, 6 January 2011
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

The US title of this, "Swedish Fly Girls", is pretty geographically inaccurate since this is actually a Danish film with a Danish cast and set mostly in Copenhagen (which, as all Americans know, is the capital of Sweden). It's also a little inaccurate in that it tends to connect this movie to short-lived early 70's stewardess-ploitation movies like "The Stewardesses", "The Swinging Stewardesses", and "Fly Me". True the protagonist "Christa" (Birte Tove) is a micro-miniskirted airline stewardess, and the most vivid fantasy sequences aren't any of the sex scenes, but the scenes showing "Christa" at work on her airline where the passengers all look relaxed and comfortable as they're waited on by pretty stewardesses (rather than crammed in like sardines and being "served" by beastly, ill-tempered "flight attendants").

Still, this is really more the story of a free-spirited young woman who is separated from her husband and has a small child, but carries on various affairs with an Italian businessman, a counter-culture artist, etc. Like a lot of movies of this period in both America and Europe this movie has a groovy counter-cultural vibe, some great music by Manfred Mann, and lots of travelogue footage (in a short period of time the character goes from a nude beach to some town in upper Scandinavia where it's dark 18 hours a day). The film kind of reminded me of "Higher and Higher" (aka "I,a Groupie"), but where that film had a lot of entertaining melodrama, this movie is kind of meandering and boring. The protagonist's Italian lover at one point complains that these free-love Danish girls take all the guilt and all the mystery out of sex. I tend to think the same think personally about a lot of Danish erotica like this. The casual sex and nudity ultimately becomes pretty boring.

Birte Tove is certainly pretty and would go on to a fairly long career in these kind of films. The director I believe was an American. Strangely, the audio of the print I saw kept switching from English to Danish, so I probably missed a few plot points. This movie is very visually pretty, but dramatically rather empty with only the great Manfred Mann soundtrack bring any real passion to the proceedings. It's worth seeing though I guess.

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