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The Pleasure Girls

An entertaining take on the ‘young girl moves to the big city’ genre, featuring a cast of fresh famous faces.

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UK 1965
Dir Gerry O’Hara
With Francesca Annis, Ian McShane, Anneke Wills, Klaus Kinski
Certificate 15

A most entertaining example of the ‘young girl moves to the big city’ genre that was so common in 1960s British cinema. This one is a little more wholesome and affectionate than its racy title and poster suggests, but as a snapshot of mid-60s London just before the scene explodes, it’s truly fascinating. It features a cast of very fresh famous faces such as Francesca Annis and Ian McShane, a pre-Doctor Who Anneke Wills, Hammer glamourpuss Suzanna Leigh and the darkly charismatic (when is he not?) Klaus Kinski.

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UK 1965. 9min

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