Clinic Exclusive (UK theatrical title: Clinic Xclusive; working title With These Hands; re-released as Sex Clinic) is a 1971 British erotic film directed by Don Chaffey and starring Georgina Ward, Alexander Davion, Carmen Silvera and Windsor Davies.
|Directed by||Don Chaffey|
|Produced by||Hazel Adair|
|Screenplay by||Hazel Adair|
|Music by||Ted Dicks|
|Cinematography||Brendan J. Stafford|
|Edited by||John Trumper|
|Distributed by||Planet Film Distributors|
Julie Mason (Georgina Ward) abuses her position as the owner of a private health clinic by selling sexual favours to her male clients, whom she then blackmails for large amounts of money. At the same time, she resists the sexual advances of Elsa Farson (Carmen Silvera), a lonely, older woman.
When businessman Lee Maitland (Alexander Davion) engages her services, Julie, who wants to make a new life for herself, is taken by her new client and quickly becomes his fiancée. Meanwhile, barred from visiting Julie, Farson is driven to suicide.
Julie is drawn into Maitland's plan to make them both rich, unaware that he is actually Farson's son and intends to avenge his mother. The film ends with Maitland, having faked his death in a road accident that Julie helped to create, disappearing with tens of thousands of pounds that Julie had extracted from her clients. Julie is left to choose between admitting blackmail or remaining silent and being charged with Maitland's murder.
- Georgina Ward as Julie Mason
- Alexander Davion as Lee Maitland
- Polly Adams as Ann
- Mike Lewin as Roger Dawes
- Carmen Silvera as Elsa Farson
- Vincent Ball as Bernard Wilcox
- Basil Moss as Philip Eveleigh
- Tony Wright as Police Inspector
- Geoffrey Morris as Sir Roderick Clyde
- Maria Coyne as Marilyn
- April Olrich as Paula
- Windsor Davies as Geoffrey Carter
- Peter Halliday as Mr Fawcett
The film was written and produced by Hazel Adair and Kent Walton under the joint pseudonym "Elton Hawke". Many of the cast had appeared in either Crossroads or Compact, soap operas co-created by Adair.
Originally titled Clinic Xclusive, the film was re-released in May 1975 as Sex Clinic.
Writing for The Monthly Film Bulletin in 1972, critic Nigel Andrews described the film as "quite a neat, unpredictable revenge thriller", praising its "glossily efficient" script and direction as well as the performance of Ward. He concluded that Clinic Exclusive is "altogether a surprisingly competent production, if only within the limits of its strictly catchpenny genre".
- Sheridan, Simon (2008). "Spaced Out and Sex Clinic" DVD booklet notes (Media notes). Odeon Entertainment/Euro London Films Ltd. ODNF133.
- Andrews, Nigel (August 1972). Dawson, Jan (ed.). "Clinic Xclusive". The Monthly Film Bulletin. Vol. 39 no. 463. London, UK: British Film Institute. p. 157. ISSN 0027-0407. OCLC 2594020.