Party's Over (1966)





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An American looking for excitement overseas finds more than she can handle in this cautionary drama. Melina (Louise Sorel), a young American woman, disappears while traveling in Great Britain, and her father Ben (Eddie Albert) sends her fiancée Carson (Clifford David) to the U.K. in hopes of discovering what's become of her. Carson learns that Melina has fallen in with a group of thrill-seeking beatniks known as "The Pack." She's decided to call off the engagement, and she uses the gang's loutish leader, Moise (Oliver Reed), to run interference and keep Carson at arm's length. Carson stays on Melina's trail, but as her new life with the Pack becomes more and more sordid, tragedy seems inevitable. The Party's Over was shot in 1963, but disputes with British censors prevented the film from opening in London until 1965, in a cut version that reportedly displeased director Guy Hamilton, who at the time lobbied to have his name removed from the credits. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Oliver Reed
as Moise
Ann Lynn
as Libby
Louise Sorel
as Melina
Jonathan Burn
as Phillip
Barbara Lott
as Almoner
Mike Pratt
as Geronimo
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Oliver Reed started with these type films in the sixties. Far different film making in those days than now. Enjoy this retro look into yesteryear. [img][/img] note the record player An American businessman visits London and is horrified to discover his nubile teenage daughter has become involved with a gang of thuggish "beatniks". Her involvement leads to wild parties, sex, death and necrophilia. [img][/img] Enigmatic young Melina (Louise Sorel) has fallen in with a group of Chelsea beatniks, catching the attention of the gang's defiant leader Moise (Oliver Reed), but inviting scorn and jealousy from the group's other members including Moise's lover Libby (Ann Lynn). But wild and drunken partying has terrible consequences, and when Melina's fiancee Carson (Clifford David) begins investigating, the shocking truth is revealed. The Party's Over is a British film directed by Guy Hamilton. Although filmed in 1963 it had major censorship problems in the UK which delayed its release for almost a year. It was released in 1965 and produced by Anthony Perry with music by John Barry. [img][/img] Oliver Reed left REVIEWS by us: ---"The party may have been over for the beatniks who form the centerpiece of this strange but compelling film, but for the rest of London it was just beginning. Unusually for a British production of this vintage (1963) it doesn't fit easily in any genre. An American girl who has been hanging around with the 'beats' goes missing amid lurid rumours of rape and even necrophilia."---by Bribaba (United Kingdom) Oliver Reed as Moise Clifford David as Carson Ann Lynn as Libby Katherine Woodville as Nina Louise Sorel as Melina Mike Pratt as Geronimo Maurice Browning as Tutzi Jonathan Burn as Phillip Roddy Maude-Roxby as Hector Annette Robertson as Fran Alison Seebohm as Ada Barbara Lott as Almoner Eddie Albert as Ben [img][/img] Oliver Reed much younger than his Gladiator year Country: UK Language: English Release Date: 23 March 1966 (USA) Runtime: 94 min Sound Mix: Mono (Westrex Recording System) Color: Black and White [img][/img]

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