Beat Girl (1960)


 Beat Girl (1959) aka Wild for Kicks British beatnik/new stepmom movie that for me is most notable as the first credited film role for Oliver Reed as "Plaid Shirt" guy and Christopher Lee as a sleazy club owner at a time when Lee's career seemed to already be doing really well. The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) referred to it as "the product of squalid and illiterate minds". 
Beat Girl (1959)
aka
Wild for Kicks

This film is also known as "Beat Girl" and that's the name on the DVD release. It's from a VERY popular theme of the era--out of control teenagers in films. In this case, however, it's a British version of the old American genre--and it's frankly a lot better.

A totally clueless divorced father arrives home after being on a three-month business trip. Surprise, surprise...he also brings home a brand-new (and relatively hot) French wife! Now his teenage daughter, Jenny, is a total insolent brat...but at least you can't blame her for not accepting New Mom! Only Mr. Potatohead would think bringing home a new mother would work out seamlessly.

Later, Jenny sneaks out to hang with the young beatniks at the local club--and it's dancing and listening to jazz and rock 'n roll all night long. Apparently, she's a regular there but clueless dad doesn't know, as he's so wrapped up in his work. However, New Mom decides to try to help and tries to befriend Jenny. Jenny's friends like New Mom, but Jenny is surly and refuses to give her a chance. When Jenny learns that New Mom used to be a stripper--then she thinks she has a chance to split up her new family. But, as it turns out, New Mom has MUCH more to hide than stripping! And Jenny has MUCH more insane behavior that you can see... (IMDB planktonrules)







Oliver Reed



 Delphi Lawrence (L)

Noëlle Adam

 
Pascaline

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee - Delphi Lawrence








1 comment:

  1. The stepmother, played by Noelle Adam, is a French ballerina. She later appeared in the "Wonders of Aladdin" in 1961 which featured a bondage and torture scene where she is suspended by her wrists with her bare feet over hot coals.

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