Diana Dors

  • Joseph W. Sarno – Swedish Wildcats AKA Every Afternoon (1972)

    1971-1980DramaEroticaJoseph W. SarnoUSA

    The sadistic Madam Margareta is a talking side of beef that serves as the hostess and ringleader for a live sex tease show and whorehouse. Madam’s shows always feature her bodacious nieces Susanna and Karen, who perform in everything from striptease to S&M acts. Eventually, Karen meets a nice rich gentleman and runs away with him whereas Susanna falls in love with a deceptive airport cargo handler.Read More »

  • Leslie Arliss – Miss Tulip Stays the Night (1955)

    1951-1960ComedyCrimeLeslie ArlissUnited Kingdom

    In MISS TULIP STAYS THE NIGHT, a writer and his wife are sleeping peacefully in their beds when a mysterious woman shows up, gives the writer her gun, also hands him some jewels and asks for a place to sleep. Unfortunately, someone murders her during the night and the author is accused of the crime. In THE GREAT GAME James Hayter plays the chairman of a British football club. Hayter’s fondness for gambling results in his involvement with the criminal element. As a result, he becomes mixed up in a few underhanded business deals.Read More »

  • Gordon Parry – Tread Softly Stranger (1958)

    1951-1960CrimeDramaGordon ParryUnited Kingdom

    An irresistible temptress causes trouble between two brothers when the more handsome charismatic ones turns up, leading to robbery and death.Read More »

  • Joseph Losey – Steaming (1985)

    Drama1981-1990ArthouseJoseph LoseyUnited Kingdom

    Three female frequenters of a steam room decide to fight its closure.Read More »

  • Jim O’Connolly – Berserk (1967)

    1961-1970Jim O'ConnollyMysteryThrillerUnited Kingdom

    Monica Rivers is the owner and ringmaster of a traveling circus, and she’ll stop at nothing to draw bigger audiences. When a series of mysterious murders begins to occur and some of her performers die gruesomely, her profits soar. She hires high-wire walker Frank Hawkins, impressed by the handsome and muscular young man. They begin an affair which arouses her previous lover Durando’s jealousy. When Durando is found dead shortly afterward, the other performers begin to take alarm, as a mysterious killer is obviously loose in their midst. Read More »

  • Alvin Rakoff – Passport to Shame AKA Room 43 (1958)

    Drama1951-1960Alvin RakoffCrimeUnited Kingdom

    Synopsis by Michael P. Rogers
    Before Eddie Constantine became a French pop icon as the slapdash “Lemmy Caution,” he played Johnny, a straightforward London taxi driver. When his new taxi is smashed and he needs a big loan, he agrees to a five-minute marriage to Malou, a naive French girl, so she can become a British citizen. As planned, the two part after the nuptials, not realizing that this has all been rigged as a recruiting scheme by Nick (Herbert Lom), the boss of a Soho prostitution ring. Malou learns of Nick’s plans for her future and tries to escape but is drugged and locked up. With help from the head “girl,” Vicki (Diana Dors), Johnny learns of Malou’s peril, and hatches a plan to free her. This dark action thriller has a few clever twists, and Dors is gorgeous, but her fans may be disappointed at the smallness of her roleRead More »

  • Ken Hughes – The Long Haul (1957)

    Drama1951-1960CrimeKen HughesUnited Kingdom


    One of several British melodramas picked up for American distribution by Columbia in the late 1950s, The Long Haul stars Victor Mature and Diana Dors, two of the prettiest and most amply endowned screen personalities of the era. Mature is cast as American ex-GI Harry Miller, who takes a job as a truck driver to support his British war bride Connie (Gene Anderson). It isn’t long, however, before Harry is blackmailed into joining a smuggling operation run by the conniving Casey (Liam Redmond). His resolved momentarily weakened by his obsession with gang moll Lynn (Diana Dors), Harry finally decides to turn honest again–if the other crooks will let him live that long. Director Ken Hughes adapted the screenplay from a novel by Mervyn Mills….by Hal EricksonRead More »

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