Nightbirds (1970)


Nightbirds (1970)

Dink (Berwick Kaler) is a young man wondering the dirty streets of London when he becomes sick and vomits on the sidewalk. A striking but haunted young blond woman named Dee (Julie Shaw) sees him and rushes over to help him. They make small talk where they introduce themselves and Dink tells Dee that he just turned 20 and he is currently homeless because he just flew the coop from his "extremely dominant" mother. Dee offers Dink her place to stay in for a while, and desperate to have a bed to sleep in, Dink agrees. They walk a few streets and arrive on the top floor walk-up of Dee's squalid apartment overhead some street stores along Dean Street. Immediately, a malevolent romance between the young man and woman begins.

Dee seduces the impassive Dink, although her advances unnerve him. Dink tells Dee that he has never done anything like this before (and implies that he may be homosexual). But Dee tells him to just lie still as she has her way with him. Over the next several days, the romance between Dink and Dee continues as their intimacies deepen the bond between them, but the more they reveal to each other, more things begin to unravel.

Dink soon becomes jealous of Dee's relationship with her lecherous landlord, Ginger, while Dee meddles with Dink's friendship with a daffy old maid. It is soon revealed (to the viewers) that Dink is the na├»ve and innocent one while Dee is a crafty black widow; determined to use and devour her prey.  (IMDB mep1019, matt-282)


Director: Andy Milligan 

















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