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The Party's Over (1965)

An American businessman visits London and is horrified to discover his nubile teenage daughter has become involved with a gang of thuggish "beatniks". Her involvement leads to wild parties, sex, death and necrophilia.

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Complete credited cast:
... Moise
... Carson
... Libby
... Nina (as Catherine Woodville)
... Melina
... Geronimo
Maurice Browning ... Tutzi
... Phillip
Roddy Maude-Roxby ... Hector
Annette Robertson ... Fran
Mildred Mayne ... Countess
Alison Seebohm ... Ada
Barbara Lott ... Almoner
... 'Ben'
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Melina is the spoiled daughter of an American industrialist. Despite being engaged to Carson who works for her father, Melina chooses to spend her days in London where she's constantly partying with her British beatnik friends. The leader of the British beatnik group she's hanging with is Moise. He has a girlfriend and also sleeps with other girls in the group but he mostly wants Melina in his bed. Maybe that's because Melina plays hard-to-get. Melina's industrialist father, Ben, is worried about her activities and sends his trusted manager and future son-in-law, Carson, to track Melina down and bring her back to the USA. When Carson arrives in London, Melina gets wind of it and avoids him, constantly running and hiding, changing her address, frustrating Carson's efforts to find her. However, Carson starts making some progress when he moves in the same apartment building as Melina and her friends. Carson also begins to hang out at the same beatnik parties as Melina and her friends. ... Written by nufs68

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A NEW thriller from the director of "Goldfinger"

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23 March 1966 (USA)  »

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Eddie Albert receives a 'Guest Star' credit. See more »

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Featured in London: The Modern Babylon (2012) See more »

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Time Waits For No Man
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Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Mike Pratt
Sung by Annie Ross
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One of Oliver Reed's best performances in a very little known film.
30 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

This dark and disturbing drama of the '60's is notable for two reasons.The first is the very taboo nature of the storyline.Hardly surprising that it had problems with the British Board of Censors.The second is Oliver Reed's performance has the leader of a group of disillusioned young people,none of whom seemingly have any particular aim in life.These people do not seem to show any emotion or compassionate,even toward each other,something which is very evident in their attitudes towards the deaths of two of their number. I have read somewhere of this film being described as "Oliver Reed meets Necrophia".Watch this film,if you are a fan of Oliver Reed and if you can obtain it,but be prepared to feel depressed afterward.


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