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Salon Kitty (1976)

X | | Drama, War | 21 January 1977 (USA)
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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

Writers:

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

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Drama | War

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Country:

Italy | France | West Germany

Language:

Italian | German

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

Ken Adam began work on this film immediately after production wrapped on Barry Lyndon (1975). He had found working with the previous film's director, Stanley Kubrick, suffocating due to Kubrick's obsessive attention to period accuracy and tendencies to micromanage. Adam was, by contrast, very happy to create the sometimes quite stylized sets seen in this film. See more »

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The fur coats hanging in the closet are not the ones Wallenberg throws at Margherita. See more »

Quotes

Helmut Wallenberg: You're my creation. I invented you. You're my accomplice.
Margherita: Do anything you want, anything! God knows when I'll see you again.
Helmut Wallenberg: [looks up] Very soon.
Margherita: Wait! I want to make it last as long as possible!
[sits up as she remembers:]
Margherita: Your wife!
Helmut Wallenberg: I've sent her away. Even the servant has the day off.
Margherita: She's still your wife.
Helmut Wallenberg: You might be powerful enough to get rid of her.
Margherita: Kiss me. Please kiss me.
[...]
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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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