5.2/10
40
3 user

Hot Skin, Cold Cash (1965)

| Drama
A night in the life of a Time's Square hooker.

Director:

Barry Mahon
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

The Love Cult (1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A magician/hypnotist gets the idea that he can make more money (and have a better time) by starting a sex cult than by continuing his magic act, so he becomes Brother Eros whose motto is "... See full summary »

Director: Barry Mahon
Stars: Rita Bennett, Uta Erickson, Lucky Kargo
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Streetwalkers tired of being harassed by thugs stand up for their rights in this cult drama.

Director: Barry Mahon
Stars: Darlene Bennett, Dawn Bennett, Rita Bennett
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A "modeling agency" in New York City is the setting for this outrageous erotic romp where men and women will do anything to satisfy their wildest carnal cravings.

Director: Al Ruban
Stars: Norma Berke, Bettina, Joann Brier
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Carol and Susan are avid nudists, so when Carol's rich father takes a trip to South America, she and Susan decide to take his yacht on a cruise with an unsuspecting friend down the Atlantic coast to visit various cities and nudist camps.

Director: Leo Orenstein
Stars: Susan Baxter, Carol MacKenzie, Marge Anderson
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Exploitation film documentary on 'Swinging London' as it actually happened. Arnold Louis Miller, the director of 'Nudist Memories', interviews mods, rockers and beatniks. Wife Swapping, an ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold L. Miller
Stars: David Gell, MacDonald Hobley, Billy J. Kramer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

The hottest girl in the hills and her best friend have just met a traveling salesman. Trying to hold off on these vicious virgins, he begins telling different bizarre sexual stories of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Kemal Horulu, Barry Mahon
Stars: Sam Stewart, Sue Akers, Gretchen Rudolph
Tuck Me In (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A movie star's daughter is determined to become a star on her own without any help from her father, and will do anything--or anybody--she has to.

Director: Michael Meola
Stars: Kim Pope, Frank Durk, Carolyn Kessler
Satan's Bed (1965)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A young Japanese girl arriving in New York City gets mixed up with mobsters and dope dealers.

Directors: Michael Findlay, Marshall Smith, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Yoko Ono, Val Avery, Glen Nielson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

"The world's greatest city laid bare!", roars the tagline to LONDON IN THE RAW (1964), a salacious documentary that tours the strip-clubs and underground dives of the still-swinging city.

Directors: Arnold L. Miller, Norman Cohen
Stars: David Gell, Caron Gardner, Emmett Hennessy
Rent-a-Girl (1965)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A young girl goes to work for a modeling agency only to discover that it's actually a call-girl ring.

Director: William Rose
Stars: Barbara Wood, Frank Spencer, Inge Christopher
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Newspaper editor Arthur Sherwood is on a hunting trip when he accidentally stumbles upon a nudist camp in the woods. He is very much shocked by this and decides to send reporter Stacy ... See full summary »

Director: Doris Wishman
Stars: Davee Decker, Norman Casserly, Dolores Carlos
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Three girls head from boarding school to NYC, arriving by bus at Port Authority and vowing to "get into trouble", not turning down any request. These "girls gone wild" forerunners head to a... See full summary »

Director: Barry Mahon
Stars: Darlene Bennett, Rita Bennett, Gigi Darlene
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Charles Howard Charles Howard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victoria Astor Victoria Astor ... Shelly
John Connant John Connant ... Mr. Stone
Phil Fitzpatrick Phil Fitzpatrick ... College boy (as Philip Fitzpatrick)
Michael Garlock Michael Garlock ... Weirdo
Allen Joseph ... Priest (as Al Joseph)
Scott Lehman Scott Lehman ... Police lieutenant
Dixie Van Cortlandt Dixie Van Cortlandt
Edit

Storyline

A night in the life of a Time's Square hooker.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

She was always available when the price was right! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Hot Skin See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cable)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Unsung heroine makes this a winner
30 November 2010 | by lor_See all my reviews

The unknown heroine of HOT SKIN AND COLD CASH performs in such a believable, matter-of-fact manner that elevates this tale of a NYC hooker into a satisfying, even moving motion picture. It's a jewel one wouldn't expect to find among Barry Mahon's assembly-line porn offerings.

The buxom blonde that Something Weird identifies as Victoria Astor (but who is definitely not the Cherie Winters IMDb tags with that pseudonym) portrays Shelly, working at $20 a pop in the Times Square area, desperate to earn money to help get her husband out of jail and send support for the care of her son. But this is no sentimental sob story -she is a tough cookie and the viewer gets to sympathize with her plight in a realistic manner. Like Alain Delon in the loner classic LE SAMOURAI, her only friend is her pet parakeet, named Orpheus.

The cool jazz score sets a proper after hours mood, as she waits for customers on Manhattan street corners. It's circa 1967, as theater marquees for HURRAY SUNDOWN and Elvis in EASY COME, EASY GO indicate (actually both titles fit the action!).

A sleazy lawyer arrives, who's supposed to be going to bat for her jailed husband, but we know he's just taking her money. To top it off, he tries to demand sex from her too. Even her hairdresser Jerry tries to put the make on her.

Her customer is a Japanese shutterbug named Yoshi, with a strange incident when another girl is already in his hotel room waiting -she's been sent to service him by a prospective business client. The other girl Margaret is a high-priced call girl, earning $200 a pop, but our heroine is steadfast in sticking to her old street-walking act. Yoshi sends Margaret packing, and enjoys himself by posing Shelly in sexy lingerie for photos.

Her next John brings her home for a threesome with his wife. Though sexy wifey suggested this arrangement in the first place, she gets cold feet and nothing comes of it, other than some embarrassing ham acting by the guy.

Shelly suffers through a boring lecture from her next client, who turns out to be a priest intent on saving her soul and not interested in sex. She gives the irritating guy his money back and is utterly convincing in her verbal defense of her lifestyle A couple of frat boys put up their new pledge to hiring her to pop his cherry, and he even talks her price down to $15. This sequence is well-acted but ultimately too tasteful -after all this is a Mahon porn film!

Climactic sequence has a suspicious looking guy hiring Shelly as an escort for a wild party, where stags aren't permitted. The film's most lowdown sexploitation footage occurs here, but it's fairly timid.

Film leaves her pounding the pavements, with a very believable voice-over detailing the lonely existence. Kudos to the unsung leading lady, who could teach a thousand Hollywood actresses a thing or two about how to underplay the "hooker with a heart of gold" role.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed