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Thursday, October 24, 2013

SOME GIRLS DO (1969) -- commentary by Squashpants

Tonight's movie, which I believe should by now have passed into the public domain so I can see it on Roku, is SOME GIRLS DO (1969). This is actually a latter day "Bulldog" Drummond movie, updated for spy sensibilities big in the Sixties. In color!

Now this is one that I have never seen, neither the film in toto, nor the trailer. I know it fromThe Internet Movie Database. And here is the plot synopsis from that venerable source:

"A series of unexplainable accidents befall the people and companies responsible for developing the world's first supersonic airliner (SST1). A British agent is sent to investigate and with the help of another agent uncovers a plot masterminded by Carl Petersen who stands to gain eight million pounds if the aircraft is not ready by a certain date. The evil Petersen has developed a number of 'robots' (actually rather beautiful girls with 'electronic brains') to help him sabotage the SST1 project by means of 'infrasound' (extreme low frequency sound waves) which can be directed at people or objects with devastating results." (Thank you, Kevin Steinhauer.)

Is that wild enough for you? It would be plenty wild enough for me. Especially with Daliah Lavi playing the main female role. Hubba hubba.

IMDb has 14 (!) user reviews for the pic, and one of them makes the claim that the movie is "Better than most modern movies. Very underrated." Every one raves about the starlets in the movie, and that is a big selling point with yours truly. The music is also reported to be "very groovy".

Oh and how can you resist an appearance by a young Joanna "Patsy Stone" Lumley. And for heaven's sakes, Robert Morley plays a character named "Miss Mary". And reportedly, it shifts into high camp mode in the second half. This has to be a tasty bit of heavier-than-fluff.

This, evidently, is escapist cinema at its near-best. I would take time to watch it in a second.

Buy it at (Region 2 only)

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