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Salon Kitty (1976)

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Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official, who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself.

Director:

Tinto Brass

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Antonio Colantuoni (story), Ennio De Concini (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helmut Berger ... Helmut Wallenberg
Ingrid Thulin ... Kitty Kellermann
Teresa Ann Savoy ... Margherita
John Steiner ... Biondo
Sara Sperati Sara Sperati ... Helga, the dominatrix
Maria Michi ... Hilde
Rosemarie Lindt Rosemarie Lindt ... Susan
Paola Senatore ... Marika
John Ireland ... Cliff
Tina Aumont ... Herta Wallenberg
Alexandra Bogojevic Alexandra Bogojevic ... Gloria
Dan van Husen ... Rauss
Ullrich Haupt
Stefano Satta Flores Stefano Satta Flores ... Dino
Bekim Fehmiu ... Hans Reiter
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Storyline

Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself. A girl named Margherita discovers the little ploy and with Kitty's help plans to take on the dangerous task of exposing the conspiracy. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Taglines:

Sex is not only an art, but a weapon with Madam Kitty! See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy | France | West Germany

Language:

Italian | German | English

Release Date:

21 January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Madam Kitty See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut) | (director's cut) | (cut) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In his own words, Tinto Brass considers himself 'the King of Mirrors' as he knows how to film mirrors without the camera being seen on film. This is why the movie is thoroughly infused with frequent mirror images of his leading lady and the other actresses as well. See more »

Goofs

The positions of the new girls in the first scene in the new brothel, when Kitty looks them over and is displeased. See more »

Quotes

Helmut Wallenberg: All of them have just one goal: power! There are no ideals, no belief system! You are the one who has illusions, Margherita. You, and millions of Germans like you who believed in us. It was a way to put all of you at our feet.
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Alternate Versions

When "Salon Kitty" was initially released in the U.S., it was re-titled "Madam Kitty" and was trimmed by 23 minutes, most of cuts being the film's controversial political subtext. See more »

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A classic slice of Nazi sexploitation!
12 December 2002 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

'Salon Kitty' was Tinto Brass' movie immediately prior to his infamous attempt at a big budget porn crossover 'Caligula'. While it isn't as notorious as that much talked about film, it is no slouch in the outrageousness department itself! Camp cult legend Helmet Berger (Visconti's 'The Damned', Franco's 'Faceless') plays Wallenberg, a ruthlessly ambitious Nazi who sets up Salon Kitty, a high class brothel to entertain his fellow officers. Unbeknown to Madame Kitty (Ingrid Thulin, who played Berger's mother in 'The Damned') Wallenberg has the place bugged and uses the information for blackmail purposes. The beautiful Margherita (Teresa Ann Savoy, who like many of the cast went on to appear in 'Caligula') one of the patriotic party members Wallenberg recruited to work in the brothel eventually discovers this and plots, with Kitty's help, to bring down the dangerous megalomaniac before he destroys them all. This ludicrously over the top sexploitation classic features nudity galore, 'Cabaret' style musical numbers, and many flamboyant sequences. You're either into this kind of movie or you're not, and if you are it is one of the most entertaining of its kind. Also stars b-grade buff faves John Steiner ('Tenebre') and John Ireland ('Satan's Cheerleaders').


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