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Betsy Norman is a happy assistant at a luxurious Spanish hotel. Shiela, the hotel owner, caters for all wishes of her clientele with another lucrative business, the brothel "Rio Amore" ... See full summary »


Jesús Franco (as Jack Griffin)


Erich Tomek (story) (as G.E. Derendorf)




Complete credited cast:
Katja Bienert ... Linda Norman
Ursula Buchfellner ... Betsy Norman (as Ursula Fellner)
Raquel Evans Raquel Evans ... Sheila the Club Manager
Antonio Mayans ... Ron the Hotel Manager (as Robert Foster)
Antonio Rebollo Antonio Rebollo ... Juan / Tony (as Tony Skios)
Andrea Guzon Andrea Guzon ... Linda's Roommate
Ana María Segura Ana María Segura ... Club's Masseuse #1 (as Maria Segura)
Doris Regina Doris Regina ... Club's Masseuse #2 (as Teodora Segura)
Bea Fiedler Bea Fiedler ... Mitzi the Champagne Girl


Betsy Norman is a happy assistant at a luxurious Spanish hotel. Shiela, the hotel owner, caters for all wishes of her clientele with another lucrative business, the brothel "Rio Amore" where clients from all over the world come to relax with the girls and watch the sado-masochistic shows. Linda, Betsy's sister, is drugged and forced to work as a prostitute there. Written by Artemis-9

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The 1984 UK video version was cut by 3 mins 57 secs by the BBFC to remove footage of whipping and rape from the brothel scene, and to edit scenes of semi-naked bound women being threatened with a lighted cigarette and cactus leaves. See more »

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Linda, in another sleazy Jess Franco story!
26 June 2008 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

Jess Franco made a lot of films - ninety percent of them terrible, but there's a few gems littered around his filmography too. I would hardly call Story of Linda a 'gem' - but by Franco standards, it's certainly above average and while it's strange, messy and pointless; it's not actually all that bad for what it is. The Story of Linda is a sleazy porno outing that mostly takes place inside a high class brothel. The brothel is owned by Sheila, who also owns a hotel where Betsy works. The film kicks off properly when Betsy's sister Linda is kidnapped and forced to work at the brothel. The plot is not great by any means and the way that Franco tries to string together multiple plot elements only serves in making things more confusing. Personally I didn't tune into this film for a great plot; and on the sex and sleaze side of things at least; Story of Linda doesn't disappoint. There are plenty of beautiful babes and none of them seem to mind taking their clothes. There isn't a great deal of sex in the movie however, and personally I'd say that's a good thing as it gives the film more time to concentrate on the sleazy brothel itself, which is the best thing about the film. It's obvious that this film was put together without much love or attention, but it only runs for eighty minutes and the film delivers what most people will be wanting/expecting in those minutes. I can't really recommend this film; but Franco has certainly done a lot worse.

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Release Date:

29 May 1981 (West Germany) See more »

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The Story of Linda See more »

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Machico, Madeira, Portugal See more »

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