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Passport to Shame
Diana Dors plays a sex worker with Herbert Lom as her sleazy pimp in this fierce and fiery thriller of 1950s prostitution on the London streets.
Crime 1958 90 mins
Director: Alvin Rakoff
A sleazy pimp - the supremely sinister Herbert Lom - blackmails a naïve young French woman into becoming a London call girl in this slam-bang sexploitation thriller. Meanwhile, another employee, powerfully played by an outstandingly blonde young Diana Dors, plots vengeance upon him. This bewildering blend of sleaze and sanctimony is crammed full of fierce and fiery stuff - acid attacks, London cabbies on the rampage and bizarre drug-induced dreams.
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Crime 1996 0 mins Director: F. Gary Gray
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Crime 2018 159 mins Director: S. Craig Zahler
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The Pleasure Principle
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Astonishing 1970s striptease knife-throwing act with the last of the Wild West showmen, Wally Shufflebottom Snr
Strip! Strip! Hooray!!! Or (Fun with the Sunbathers) Strip! Strip! Hooray!!! Or (Fun with the Sunbathers)
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Featuring Herbert Lom
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Herbert Lom (The Pink Panther series) stars in John Guillermin’s wicked satire about a married couple, their possible indiscretions, and the butler who’s out to blackmail them.
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Charming character comedy, unseen for decades, starring Peter Sellers as a school teacher corrupted by big business.
Historical drama 2019 126 mins Director: Todd Haynes
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