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The Bitch (1979)

The owner of a trendy disco starts having problems with the men in her life and the Mafia, which is trying to move in on her place.

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Gerry O'Hara

Writers:

Jackie Collins (based on the novel by), Gerry O'Hara
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Collins ... Fontaine Khaled
Antonio Cantafora ... Nico Cantafora (as Michael Coby)
Kenneth Haigh ... Arnold Rinstead
Ian Hendry ... Thrush Feather
Pamela Salem ... Lynn
Sue Lloyd ... Vanessa Grant
Mark Burns ... Leonard Grant
John Ratzenberger ... Hal Leonard
Carolyn Seymour ... Polly Logan
Doug Fisher Doug Fisher ... Sammy
Sharon Fussey Sharon Fussey ... Sammy's Girl
Peter Wight ... Ricky
George Sweeney ... Sandy Roots
Maurice Thorogood Maurice Thorogood ... Paul
Bill Mitchell Bill Mitchell ... Bernie
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The owner of a trendy disco starts having problems with the men in her life and the Mafia, which is trying to move in on her place.

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After The Stud

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1979 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady Diamond See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joan Collins (Fontaine Khaled) is the elder sister of Jackie Collins, who wrote the 1979 novel of the same name on which the film is based. See more »

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[On a popular disco]
Hal Leonard: It's a little bit on the gay side - but gay is *in*!
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Pour Your Little Heart Out
Written by Biddu and Don Black
Performed by The Drifters
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For lovers of 1970's flashy disco junk only!
17 October 2005 | by Pedro_HSee all my reviews

An owner of a 1970's London disco gets sexually involved with a shady medallion man who may have dangerous Mafia links.

What a pile of junk this is! But, somehow and some way, I have a soft spot for it. A guilty pleasure that should be whispered lightly and only in limited company. It is so camp that on release it probably drove drag queen rushing towards the exits.

It does - however - capture the 70's disco scene and fashions as well as the faceless hits that pumped out of them. Clear and brainless padding though they are.

This is based on a (Jackie) Collins novel that shows the imagination of a newt: discos, glamour, the mob, diamonds, dancing and guys who think they look better with a thick moustache. If you were given the task of writing a script based on clichés you couldn't do better than this.

Lead Joan Collins, only a few years before so down-on-her-luck that she was signing on the dole, takes her clothes off for about six milliseconds to reveal a pale skinny body that has seen better days, but you still would, wouldn't you?

Everyone hated discos, even the people that went to them every week. Boring places where girls danced around handbags and every girl you spoke to was "waiting for her boyfriend." A plastic imitation of a good time. Not to mention that horrible, insisting, pounding music that made any dance floor conversation impossible. If there is a hell - it must be like a 70's disco.

Yes, you are probably going to hate it. Yes, you won't see what the point it is. But it is like a bad war film about a war that you went through yourself and have the scars to prove it - it keeps you involved even though there is a million other things that you really should be doing.


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