The stripper Rita is trying to blackmail her former lover, the wealthy Carlos Branco, threatening to reveal his illegal dope trade for the police. Branco responds by hiring the hit man ... See full summary »

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John Hewer ...
Bert Black
Ann Lynn ...
Rita
Jean Muir ...
Diana
Vanda Hudson ...
Angelin (as Wanda Hudson)
Kenneth J. Warren ...
Branco
Carl Duering ...
Rocco
Michael Peake ...
Martin
Leon Cortez ...
Lou
Peter Elliott ...
Perkel
Trevor Reid ...
Inspector Forbes
Robert Mooney ...
Mechanic
Robert Crewdson ...
Andy
Blake. Michael ...
Mike
Walter Horsbrugh ...
Doctor
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Christine Child ...
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The stripper Rita is trying to blackmail her former lover, the wealthy Carlos Branco, threatening to reveal his illegal dope trade for the police. Branco responds by hiring the hit man Perkel, an eccentric technician, who has invented a sophisticated technical device for killing people at some distance with the help of a transmitter. Perkel sneaks into the Flamingo Club during daytime, and attaches a transistor to the microphone Rita is going to use in her act the same evening. Before the show starts there is a fierce quarrel between Rita and another girl, and Rita leaves the Club. Another stripper, Diana, has to replace her, and when she performs Rita's act, she suddenly drops dead at the stage. A doctor investigates Diana's body, and thinks there were natural causes for her death, probably a congenital heart defect. Diana's husband Bert, who is the comic announcer between the acts of the show, cannot believe this. He is convinced that his 24 year old wife was murdered, although ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Not for those in search of titillation...
20 December 2011 | by (www.2020-movie-reviews.com) – See all my reviews

Anyone hoping to get some titillation from this dusty example of cheap British 1960s b-movie-making is in for a disappointment I'm afraid. Not much is revealed, although it was no doubt quite daring for its time. There's nothing particularly seductive about the stripteases – in fact 'Delightful Diana' disrobes in such a rush that you'd think she had a bus to catch. The story, such as it is, is completely barmy. One of the strippers blackmails a crime baron who is trying to dump her, so he hires some guy called Perkel – who's clearly supposed to be gay, and is by far the film's most interesting character – who has invented a box with a dial that sends a signal to a receiver which causes the unlucky target to suffer a stroke. Unfortunately for Delightful Diana, she ends up being zapped by mistake. Her boyfriend, the club comic with a drinking problem (probably brought on by the daft outfit he's forced to wear on stage), smells a rat and undertakes an investigation which transforms him from an object of derision to a trenchcoat-wearing sleuth. It's as silly as it sounds, with the storyline pausing every five minutes so another girl can tease us with a strip. At least the ladies here are nicely rounded in all the right places, with no designer-chic bones trying to poke through their skin.


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