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Secrets of a Windmill Girl is a 1966 British exploitation film directed by Arnold L Miller. It recounts the road to ruin of a young woman (Pauline Collins) who becomes involved with the striptease scene after becoming a dancer at the Windmill Theatre in London.[1][2][3] The film features fan dances by former Windmill Theatre Company performers.[4] It was originally released in Britain as part of a double bill with Naked as Nature Intended.[5]

Secrets of a Windmill Girl
"Secrets of a Windmill Girl" (1966).jpg
British quad poster
Directed byArnold L Miller
Produced byArnold L Miller
Stanley A. Long
executive
Michael Klinger
Tony Tenser
Written byArnold L Miller
StarringPauline Collins
April Wilding
Renée Houston
Derek Bond
Harry Fowler
Peter Gordeno
Music byMalcolm Lockyer
CinematographyStanley A. Long
Production
company
Searchlight
Distributed byCompton
Release date
1966
CountryUK
LanguageEnglish

CastEdit

Critical receptionEdit

A reviewer in TV Guide wrote that "the premise of this film is compelling, but the treatment is empty-headed";[6] and The Spinning Image asked, "and those hoping for titillation? As with so much of the sexually-themed cinema of this (British) nation, they were offered it with a moralistic angle, as if telling the audience off for their prurience."[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Hamilton, Beasts in the Cellar: The Exploitation Film Career of Tony Tenser, Fab Press, 2005 p 82-83
  2. ^ Simon Sheridan, Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema, Titan Books 2011 p 53-54
  3. ^ "Secrets of a Windmill Girl". BFI.
  4. ^ "The Windmill Theatre, Great Windmill Street, London". arthurlloyd.co.uk.
  5. ^ "Naked - As Nature Intended/Secrets of a Windmill Girl - Buy online: Cult". radiotimesdvds.co.uk.
  6. ^ "Secrets Of A Windmill Girl". TVGuide.com.
  7. ^ http://www.thespinningimage.co.uk/cultfilms/displaycultfilm.asp?reviewid=6700

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