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Downtown - Die nackten Puppen der Unterwelt (1975)

In Puerto Rico, a down-on-his-luck private detective is hired by a woman to take compromising photos of her husband, a notorioous nightclub owner. After he finishes the job, he finds ... See full summary »

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Jesús Franco (as Wolfgang Frank)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jesús Franco ... Al Pereira
Lina Romay ... Cynthia
Paul Muller ... Inspector Mendoza
Martine Stedil ... Lola
Beni Cardoso Beni Cardoso ... Rita
Eric Falk ... Carlos Rivas
Raymond Hardy Raymond Hardy ... Pepe
Monica Swinn ... Olga Ramos
Ronald Weiss Ronald Weiss ... Criminal Assistant
Roman Huber Roman Huber
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martina Domingo Martina Domingo ... Stripper
Peggy Markoff ... Lady at the bar
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In Puerto Rico, a down-on-his-luck private detective is hired by a woman to take compromising photos of her husband, a notorioous nightclub owner. After he finishes the job, he finds himself hauled in by the police, who inform him that the nightclub owner has been murdered--and that he is the prime suspect. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

German

Release Date:

May 1976 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Downtown See more »

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Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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They think they can fool him, and they're right
23 February 2008 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

Private eye Pereira agrees to assist a lady in distress. She knows her husband has a new lover, but needs photos to prove it and get divorced. The photos are however discovered later on a corpse, and Pereira is unexpectedly involved in a case of blackmail and murder - as the main suspect.

Director Jess Franco plays Pereira himself in "Downtown" and with wonderful irony due to the off-monologue where he describes himself as a smart guy who cannot be fooled - whereas in the movie, it happens to him constantly. The voice in the German soundtrack (this is a Swiss production) belongs to a voice actor who also dubbed Ernie in Sesamy Street. Great fun early 70s sleaze with gratuitous nudity, but a remarkably good script compared to many other works from Franco's hand.


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