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Girly (1970)

Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly (original title)
A wealthy, fatherless British clan kidnaps bums and hippies and forces them to participate in an elaborate role-playing game in which they are the perfect family; those who refuse or attempt escape are ritualistically murdered.

Director:

Freddie Francis

Writers:

Brian Comport (screenplay), Maisie Mosco (play) (as Masie Mosco)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Bryant ... New Friend
Ursula Howells Ursula Howells ... Mumsy
Pat Heywood Pat Heywood ... Nanny
Howard Trevor ... Sonny
Vanessa Howard ... Girly
Robert Swann Robert Swann ... Soldier
Imogen Hassall ... Girlfriend
Michael Ripper ... Zoo attendant
Hugh Armstrong ... Friend in No. 5
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Storyline

Sexy, teenaged, immature Girly and her camera-wielding brother Sonny bring home unsuspecting men to Mumsy and Nanny, where they play games, and if they don't follow the rules, they're sent to the angels. One day they bring home a New Friend who has a few ideas for games of his own, though, and he begins to turn the foursome against each other. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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She takes up where bay jane leaves off! See more »

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girly See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Salvation Films spent nearly four years trying to secure a DVD release for the film. In that time, Freddie Francis died. Vanessa Howard had agreed to record a commentary for the release but was very ill with a terminal pulmonary illness and also died before it could be released. See more »

Goofs

Sonny's "16mm home movie camera" is actually an 8mm home movie camera. You can tell by the size, shape, lens and model name. 16mm weren't as common for home movies as an 8mm camera was in 1970 so it would be difficult for an amateur filmmaker to obtain one without a lot of money. See more »

Quotes

Friend in No. 5: [to Sonny while he uses his home movie camera] You never run outta film, do you?
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Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
3 October 2010 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

If you like your comedy with a decidedly quirky bent, then this is a film for you.

Vanessa Howard is splendid as Girly, an obvious twenty-something that dresses and acts like a twelve year old schoolgirl.

She lives with her brother, and mother, and nanny, and they are all certifiably bat-shite crazy.

They two "children" lure homeless and hippies to the old crumbling mansion where they play "games." They must unquestionably participate or they are "sent to the angels," if you get my drift.

The new friend (Michael Bryant) plots to turn the four of them against each other until he can find a way to escape.

Director Freddie Francis won two Oscars for cinematography (Glory, Sons and Lovers) after directing many horror movies.


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