Restless teen Jennifer (Gillian Hills) escapes her square papa (David Farrar) at Soho's Off Beat coffee bar, rocking it with beatnik Dave (a super-cool Adam Faith), sensual singer Dodo (Shirley Anne Field) and icy-eyed Plaid Shirt (Oliver Reed). But a secret from Jennifer's French stepmother's past leads to the Les Girls strip joint, run by Kenny King (Christopher Lee).
AKA Wild for Kicks.
- Beat Girl review by Steve Mason
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The coffee houses got cooler and more dangerous in this cultish Rebel Without a Cause influenced account of youth gone wild.
There is the usual Soho strip club, this one overseen by a ultra-saturnine, predatory Christopher Lee, the lure for alienated beat girl, Gillian Hills. The coffee dens are animal lairs, havens for snarling reckless rockers Adam Faith and Oliver Reed.
Well made by French B director Greville (Noose), with a very early beat/jazz soundtrack by John Barry, the really endearing quality of Wild for Kicks is for its fantastic (and very dated!) beat dialogue, and its Soho by night setting.