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The Big Switch (1968)

Not Rated | | Crime | April 1968 (UK)
Playboy John Carter is implicated in the murder of a blonde from a discotheque and is forced by gangsters into posing for pornographic photographs.

Director:

Pete Walker

Writer:

Pete Walker
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Cast

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Sebastian Breaks Sebastian Breaks ... John Carter
Virginia Wetherell Virginia Wetherell ... Karen
Jack Allen ... Hornsby-Smith
Derek Aylward Derek Aylward ... Karl Mendez
Erika Raffael Erika Raffael ... Samantha
Douglas Blackwell Douglas Blackwell ... Bruno Miglio
Julie Shaw Julie Shaw ... Cathy
Jane Howard Jane Howard ... Jane
Roy Sone Roy Sone ... Al
Nicholas Hawtrey Nicholas Hawtrey ... Gerry
Brian Weske ... Mike
Gilly Grant Gilly Grant ... Sally
Desmond Cullum-Jones Desmond Cullum-Jones ... Chief Inspector
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Storyline

A crime drama centering on a playboy gambler who has a passionate one-night stand with a beautiful woman. During the night, he briefly leaves and when he returns, finds her dead. Not wanting his name in the papers, the man tries to avoid the police. He soon finds himself victimized by extortionists, headed by his own boss and the girl, who only feigned death. They try to force him into breaking a notorious crime lord out of prison, but he is not so easily swayed.

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Crime

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Trivia

The Aston Martin DB6, registration NUV13E, which appears 53 minutes in parked at the block of flats in Brighton, would later be Moon's transport in Walker's film Man of Violence (1970) See more »

Alternate Versions

An "export" version was released with extra nudity from Gilly Grant. See more »

Connections

Featured in Guide to the Flipside of British Cinema (2010) See more »

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Very very bad!
8 December 2019 | by RodrigAndrisanSee all my reviews

After about half an hour from the beginning, you realize that nothing has happened. After another half hour, you're still waiting for something to happen. And, nothing happens. Then you realize it's the kind of movie you want to finish faster. Probably the worst English movie ever made.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1968 (UK) See more »

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