4.4/10
241
9 user 9 critic

The Playbirds (1978)

| Drama | 1978 (UK)
Two detectives are drawn into the world of porn, while investigating murders of centrefolds...

Director:

Willy Roe

Writers:

George Evans (screenplay) (as Bud Tobin), Willy Roe (screenplay) (as Robin O'Connor)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Millington Mary Millington ... Lucy
Glynn Edwards ... Holbourne
Gavin Campbell Gavin Campbell ... 'Inspector Harry Morgan' / Morgan
Alan Lake Alan Lake ... Dougan
Windsor Davies ... Assistant Police Commissioner
Derren Nesbitt ... Jeremy
Kenny Lynch Kenny Lynch ... Police Doctor
Suzy Mandel ... Lena
Ballard Berkeley ... Trainer
Sandra Dorne ... Dougan's Secretary
Alec Mango ... Ransome
Penny Spencer Penny Spencer ... W.P.C. Andrews
Michael Gradwell Michael Gradwell ... Terry Day (as Michael-John Gradwell/Michael Gradwell)
Tony Kenyon Tony Kenyon ... Dolby
Ronald Flanagan Ronald Flanagan ... Wilson (as Ron Flanagan)
Edit

Storyline

In order to unmask a pathological killer who is targeting the beautiful centerfolds of Playbirds magazine, a sexy policewoman Lucy Sheridan puts her life and reputation on the line by sleeping with millionaire publisher Harry Dougan. The Chief Superintendant and Police Commissioner are keeping a close eye on her, but time is running out fast. Written by AnonymusB

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A murder thriller with thrilling bodies! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

After being hurled into the swimming pool near the end of the movie by Alan Lake, Diane Foster was taken to hospital, having hit the bottom of the shallow end. The cast seen diving in were attempting a genuine rescue and was not scripted. The ambulance arriving when the scene cut to outside the house was real and was left in the movie. This was documented in a News of the World feature later. See more »

Goofs

During Lucy Sheridan's striptease sequence, her knickers change from black to white to black again. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Summer of Love (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Title song
Playbirds"
by Johnny Worth (as John Worth) & David Whitaker
Sung by Johnny Worth (as John Worth)
See more »

User Reviews

 
Misbegotten attempt at a British giallo
15 March 2021 | by gridoon2021See all my reviews

This is an absolutely terrible British stab at the giallo genre, crossed with more traditional "skin flick" elements. Pedestrian, nonsensical, endless, with lots of horseracing footage (if you're an enthusiast). (Barely) escapes a zero-star rating because of some nice stripping / posing scenes, as well as an all-too-brief lesbian interlude.


0 of 0 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:

1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Playbird Murders See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Roldvale See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed