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Secrets of a Windmill Girl (1966)

| Drama | April 1966 (UK)
Exploitation film about the tragic life of a Windmill girl called Pat Lord, a fictional dancer in London's real-life historical striptease nightclub and nudie film theater, the (in)famous Windmill Theatre.

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Arnold L. Miller (as Arnold Louis Miller)

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Arnold L. Miller (as Arnold Louis Miller)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
April Wilding April Wilding ... Linda Grey
Pauline Collins ... Pat Lord
Renee Houston ... Molly
Derek Bond ... Ins. Thomas
Harry Fowler ... Harry
Howard Marion-Crawford ... Richard (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Peter Gordeno Peter Gordeno ... Peter
Peter Swanwick Peter Swanwick ... Len Mason
Martin Jarvis ... Mike
Deidre O'Dea Deidre O'Dea ... Deidre (as Dierdre O'Dea)
Pat Patterson Pat Patterson ... Pat
Jill Millard Jill Millard ... Jill
Linda Page Linda Page ... Lynn
Dana Gillespie ... Singer
Maurice Lane Maurice Lane ... Maurice
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Exploitation film about the tragic life of a Windmill girl called Pat Lord, a fictional dancer in London's real-life historical striptease nightclub and nudie film theater, the (in)famous Windmill Theatre.

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Much of the footage of the Windmill dancers in rehearsal was originally shot for Primitive London (1965), but not used. See more »

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Harry Fowler's character is shown as 'Harry' in the credits, but in the film he is called 'Larry' twice, once commenting with a female that both their names start with the letter 'L' See more »

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The Windmill Girls
Sung by Valerie Mitchell
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Modest beginnings ; great ends.
10 January 2006 | by laurencebeckSee all my reviews

The distinguishing feature of this film (1966), historically unseen, is that it opened The Windill Theatre as a cinema after its famous and legendary history as a live entertainment house. A modest film was required but 'wit da quality' as best as it could be decided upon to be made. To this end a classy little piece of ass was found in the cast of "Passion Flower Hotel" a musical at the Prince of Wales Theatre and the entire enterprise was set upon. While 'ísnt this terrible....!' may very well be the subtext partout it is not to deride director Arnold Miller's charming barrow boy's patriotic effort. The atmosphere created by Arnold in the theatrical sense is precisely that found by Jacques Rivette in the pocket theatre scenes in "Celine et Julie Vont en Bateau" (1974) and , indeed, can he have scrupulously avoided making recognition of a debt to Jean-Luc in the opening sequence of two young people, 'morts', in the front seat of their crashed sports car? ("Le Mépris" 1963). Mystery and marbles!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1966 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Skandalgirl von Soho See more »

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Searchlight Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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1.66 : 1
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