5.5/10
281
9 user 10 critic

Cool It, Carol! (1970)

A naive couple leave their small town for success in London's adult entertainment culture.

Director:

Pete Walker

Writer:

Murray Smith (screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Askwith ... Joe
Janet Lynn Janet Lynn ... Carol
Jess Conrad ... Jonathan
Derek Aylward Derek Aylward ... Tommy Sanders
Kenneth Hendel Kenneth Hendel ... Pimp
Stephen Bradley Stephen Bradley ... Terry
Harry Baird ... Benny Gray
Peter Elliott Peter Elliott ... Philip Stanton
Claire Gordon ... Samantha
Richard Aylen Richard Aylen ... Larry Macklewood
Syd Conabere Syd Conabere ... Lazlo (as Sydney Conabere)
Alec Bregonzi Alec Bregonzi ... Roger
Douglas Ridley Douglas Ridley ... Barry
John Dawson John Dawson
Pearl Hackney ... Mrs. Thatcher / Carol's Mother
Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Hans a young German journalist arrives in London to write an article about au-pair girls, but is requested by friends to investigate the whereabouts of their teenage daughter Greta.

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Tristan Rogers, Karen Boyes, Alan Curtis
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

British Sexploitation/Sex Comedy. Lord Wingate, aquitted after appearing in court for fraud, starts up a 'finishing school' to teach girls how to extract money from rich men, in return for ... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Derek Aylward, Rose Alba, Bob Andrews
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

After their parents divorce, one daughter lives with her mother in England while the other lives with her father in Portugal. After the untimely death of her mother, the one daughter stands... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Susan George, Barry Evans, Christopher Sandford
Tiffany Jones (1973)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Light-hearted and occasionally unclothed adaptation of a British comic strip in the over-the-top, on-beyond-Bond spy fantasy vein.

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Anouska Hempel, Ray Brooks, Susan Sheers
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Actors rehearsing a show at a mysterious seaside theater are being killed off by an unknown maniac.

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Ray Brooks, Jenny Hanley, Luan Peters
For Men Only (1967)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A sophisticated London fashion columnist takes a job with a small-town publisher and "moral crusader", much to the dismay of her rich, jealous boyfriend. The "crusader", however, turns out to be not quite what he says he is.

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: David Kernan, Andrea Allan, Derek Aylward
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A successful rock lyricist becomes romantically involved with a girl he picks up hitchhiking only to learn that she is only fourteen. Her parents take action against him.

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: James Aubrey, Alison Elliott, Mark Burns
Dirty O'Neil (1974)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A police officer has very little work as there is virtually no crime in his small California town...until three hoodlums appear and rape a young woman.

Directors: Leon Capetanos, Lewis Teague
Stars: Morgan Paull, Art Metrano, Pat Anderson
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An old man who lives in an old house conducts a correctional institute for girls. But he does not realize that the date is the present as he's been cooped up in the house. He is assisted by... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Barbara Markham, Patrick Barr, Ray Brooks
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A troubled young girl goes to confession at the local church. Unfortunately, the sexually frustrated priest she confesses to becomes obsessed with her. At first, the priest stalks the girl,... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Anthony Sharp, Susan Penhaligon, Stephanie Beacham
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A mercenary joins forces with 2 crooked cops in an attempt to steal a fortune in gold bullion from a corrupt Arab country.

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Michael Latimer, Luan Peters, Derek Aylward
The Comeback (1978)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A singer holes up at a sinister estate to write new songs for his act. The ghost of his murdered wife begins to haunt him, then the person who actually killed her shows up at the mansion.

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Jack Jones, Pamela Stephenson, David Doyle
Edit

Storyline

Joe and Carol decide to leave their small village and head down to London for work. Joe fails to find any work but Janet enrolls as a fashion model. As the naive couple begin to enjoy the nightlife of London they are drawn ever deeper into a world of drink, pornography, drugs and prostitution. Their decline into the seedy side of London s nightlife takes them into swinging parties, immoral earnings and filmmaking; threatening to push them over the edge. Will the couple continue on the path of no return - or can they find a way out of their nightmare?

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

She Is What You Think She Is... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Glamour photographer Tommy Sanders, played by Derek Aylward, is based on Mayfair magazine's Philip O. Stearns. The photo-shoot scene was filmed at Stearn''s own studio, and stills appeared in Mayfair in July 1970 (issue 05/7). See more »

Goofs

The couple board a Hastings line narrow bodied DEMU (diesel electric multiple unit) train at Etchingham, bound for London Charing Cross, have sex on a 4-COR EMU which operated between London Waterloo and Portsmouth, and arrive at London Paddington. They say they came from Oakham (in Rutland), so would have come into London St Pancras or London King's Cross. See more »

Crazy Credits

Disclaimer in opening titles: "This story is true but actual names & places are fictitious". See more »

Connections

References Edward II (1970) See more »

User Reviews

Interesting, if lurid view of "swinging London"
29 August 2000 | by rch427See all my reviews

Part black comedy, part cautionary tale, "Cool it Carol!" is the frank story of a sometime-couple of teens from the Midlands who hope to make the big move to London, circa 1969. She to be a model, he to be a delivery driver for an auto company. Carol is played by the fresh and quite pretty Janet Lynn, who unfortunately did almost no other films. The boy, played by Robin Askwith, brings a modestly charming goofiness. The rest of the cast is made up mostly of unknowns who do a pretty good job, and the sets and costuming are quite characterful. The music is unfortunately bland and heavy-handed. The plot is fairly standard potboiler stuff, relieved somewhat by the rather blase' attitude of the teens. Supposedly it is based upon a true story, as reported by that paragon of reportage -- The News of the World(!) Considering how often such situations must've occurred, it is not too wild a claim.

In all, a good addition to the catalog of youth films set in London in the late 1960s, and made more watchable by the appeal of "Carol" herself. Where is she now?


18 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dirtiest Girl I Ever Met See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed