Beat Girl

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A cult classic British film about late-fifties youth-rebellion set against an intoxicating Beatnik backdrop. The film tells the story of Paul (David Farrar), a divorced architect who marries a Parisian named Nichole (Noëlle Adam), much to the displeasure of his teenage daughter Jennifer (Gillian Hills). In a bid to rebel Jennifer falls in with the London beatnik scene and a music-fuelled life of juvenile delinquency.

With an all-star cast including David Farrar (Black Narcissus, The Small Back Room) Shirley Anne Field (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Peeping Tom), Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings, Dracula) and a young Oliver Reed (Gladiator, Oliver!), the film is notable for its original music by composer John Barry, his first film commission, and the debut appearance of teen idol Adam Faith.

Part of the Soho A Gogo Film Festival.

BBFC rating
Running time
87 mins
Other features
Edmond T. Gréville
Gillian Hills, Adam Faith, Christopher Lee, Oliver Reed

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April 30th

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