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The Manhandlers (1974)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  4 December 1974 (USA)
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A gorgeous girl named Katie inherits her deceased uncle's business and decides that she too can be a businesswoman and hire two hot girlfriends. Katie doesn't like the brothel part so she ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cara Burgess ...
Katie
Judith Brown ...
Liz (as Judy Brown)
Rosalind Miles ...
Mo
Vince Cannon ...
Frank
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Carlo
William Molloy ...
Buckley (as William Malloy)
Arleen Sinclair ...
Violet
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Harry
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Elliot
Tom McDonald ...
Gavin
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Pruitt
Dan Seymour ...
Vito
George Skaff ...
Leo
G.J. Mitchell ...
Ratchit
Wade Crosby ...
Buckner
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A gorgeous girl named Katie inherits her deceased uncle's business and decides that she too can be a businesswoman and hire two hot girlfriends. Katie doesn't like the brothel part so she gets rid of that and is soon giving legit massages. The mob doesn't like this and Katie is quickly being muscled by mob goons to turn up the heat or pay. Katie soon discovers more about the massage-parlor than she had wished. Written by Ørnås

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When the mob muscles in on the Massage Parlor the girls rub 'em down ...then rub 'em out!

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Soft Touch  »

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forgotten drive in classic
27 June 2012 | by (North Caroilina) – See all my reviews

I tracked this down to see Judy Brown in something other than a WIP flick. Three girls take over a massage parlor only to have the mob pressure them into making it a whorehouse. The overall tone of this movie tries to be serious but comes off light and playful. It really has an innocence compared to some of the other exploitation films of the era. The mobsters are quite laughable but entertaining. All three women are very beautiful and show us the goods but nothing too explicit. Most of it is shot in the parlor. There is an extended scene at an amusement park towards the end giving us some nice footage from the era. Although the title may suggest it the girls are not involved in any fighting or action scenes. If you like drive in films of this ilk its worth checking out. Nowhere near a must see though.


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