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The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968)

A married woman leaves her husband and zooms off on her motorcycle to see her lover.

Director:

Jack Cardiff

Writers:

André Pieyre de Mandiargues (novel), Ronald Duncan (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Daniel
Marianne Faithfull ... Rebecca
Roger Mutton Roger Mutton ... Raymond
Marius Goring ... Rebecca's Father
Catherine Jourdan ... Catherine
Jean Leduc Jean Leduc ... Jean
Jacques Marin ... Pump Attendant
André Maranne André Maranne ... French Superintendent / French Customs Officer
Bari Jonson Bari Jonson ... French Customs Officer
Arnold Diamond ... French Customs Officer
John G. Heller ... German Customs Officer
Marika Rivera Marika Rivera ... German Waitress
Richard Blake Richard Blake ... 1st Student
Chris Williams Chris Williams ... 2nd Student
Colin West Colin West ... 3rd Student
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Storyline

Newly-married Rebecca leaves her husband's Alsatian bed on her prized motorbike - symbol of freedom and escape - to visit her lover in Heidelberg. En route she indulges in psychedelic reveries as she relives her changing relationship with the two men. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Her bike, a wild companion, racing her from husband to lover.. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl on a Motorcycle See more »

Filming Locations:

Strasbourg, France See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Marianne Faithfull's gift motorcycle is a Harley Davidson Electra Glide; Alain Delon rides a 750cc Norton Atlas. See more »

Goofs

In one of the first scenes, the shifting heard is that of a close-ratio gearbox. In the rest of the film, the shift pattern heard is that of a conventional gearbox. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [From the trailer] Now you will know the thrill of wrapping your legs around a tornado of pounding pistons... like the girl on a motorcycle.
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The word "Customs" in the end credits is repeatedly and incorrectly written as "Custom's" (with an apostrophe). See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was made in both French and English for its original theatrical release See more »

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Referenced in One on Top of the Other (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Souvenirs Of Raymond (Souvenirs Of Stefan)
Composed and arranged by Les Reed
Performed by The British Lion Orchestra conducted by Douglas Gamley
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Girl on a stage prop!
14 June 1999 | by nobitaSee all my reviews

What annoyed me about this film was the fact that Alain Delon got top billing for the movie, which is somewhat unfair to Marianne Faithfull seeing as though Alain Delon is only in the film for a collective 40 mins.

But despite that small annoyance, the film is very interesting, but I do believe I say that out of sympathy. The film basically follows Marianne Faithfully on a large motorcycle, which does look like a shocking studio prop a lot of the time, through Alsace to Heidleberg in Germany, to meet up with her motorcycle lover Alain Delon. The story of their relationship is told via flashbacks which is told through flashbacks which are then told through flashbacks etc.

On the whole the film was a daring 1960's movie which aimed at showing raunchy sex scenes through hip psychedelic camera shots and just general 60'sness, if you know what I mean.

It won't be great cinematic viewing (although the shots of Marianne Faithfull bouncing around on a motocycle in nothing but a leather catsuit is somewhat great!) But the movie will offer you something different that you don't see everyday.


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