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The Bellboy and the Playgirls (1962)

This Bellboy is after more than just big tips.

Writers:

Francis Ford Coppola (extra scenes), Dieter Hildebrandt (screenplay) (as Dieter Hildebrand) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
June Wilkinson ... Madame Wimpepoole (as June Wilkenson)
Don Kenney Don Kenney
Karin Dor
Willy Fritsch
Michael Cramer ... Maestro / Jerry / Gardonius
Louise Lawson Louise Lawson
Laura Cummings Laura Cummings
Gigi Martine Gigi Martine
Ann Perry Ann Perry ... (as Ann Myers)
Jan Davidson Jan Davidson
Lori Shea Lori Shea
Merwin Goldsmith
Mady Rahl
Thomas Fabian Thomas Fabian
Otto Storr Otto Storr
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The bellboy aspires to be a private eye and is reading a book to learn the trade. The 'suspicious' activities of women in the hotel give him a chance to practice his skills. Surprise! They are representatives of a lingerie manufacturer. To investigate further, he poses as a potential buyer, and the women take turns modeling their wares. This includes demonstrations of how easily the garments come off - making this a film destined for softcore movie palaces in the '60s. Written by Pat

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A very funny tale about a little man with BIG GIRLS See more »

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The first film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. See more »

Goofs

The 3-D keyhole views of June Wilkinson are technically wrong, since one can only look through a keyhole with one eye. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Playboy: The Story of X (1998) See more »

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Lingerie and nudity
21 July 2007 | by rompataSee all my reviews

Here's the outline: the bellboy wants to be a private investigator so he's reading a book about it, and decides to practice on hotel guests. A group of women check in that represent a lingerie manufacturer. The bellboy poses as a buyer to "investigate" them. The girls model their wares, with special attention to how easily they can be removed. Lots of T&A and not much else.

When released in the '60s, this was the sort of thing shown in "adults only" movie theaters full of cigarette smoke and men wearing raincoats. In fact, the contents are pretty tame by today's standards - you could almost show it on PBS if it had any intellectual pretensions at all.

The only copy I've seen was an '80s VHS release. Being an unimportant movie in German, the audio is dubbed, and dubbed poorly. Video quality suggests a really old print or perhaps even 16mm.


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Country:

West Germany | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

12 February 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Playgirls and the Bellboy See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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