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No Orchids for Miss Blandish

Year: 1948
Production Country: UK
Directed by: St John L Clowes
Featuring: Jack La Rue / Hugh McDermott / Linden Travers
Running time: 104min
Certificate: PG

‘The most sickening display of brutality, perversion, sex and sadism ever to be shown on the screen’? Read more

Synopsis

Described by the Monthly Film Bulletin as ‘The most sickening display of brutality, perversion, sex and sadism ever to be shown on the screen’, this adaptation of James Hadley Chase’s pulp thriller was branded ‘D for Disgusting’ by doyenne of film critics Dilys Powell. Having already demanded ‘drastic revision’ to the original script, the BBFC found themselves apologizing for having ‘failed to protect the public’ from the potentially corrupting power of this homegrown potboiler.

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