Friday, September 30, 2011

Clegg (1969)

Director: Linsay Shonteff

Starring: Gilbert Wynne, Gary Hope, Gilly Grant, Norman Claridge, A.J. Brown, Margery Mason

More info: IMDb

Tagline: An Ex-Cop Tangles With an Ex-Hooker! It's One Big Kiss-Off!

Plot: Gilbert Wynne stars in this British programmer as Harry Clegg, detective. His mission: To track down the crazed prostitute responsible for a string of murders. When he catches up to his quarry, Clegg learns that a wicked man is truly responsible for the carnage. Gilly Grant costars as the killer hooker, who bears the risible moniker Suzy the Slag.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again? Yes!

#35 on 42nd Street Forever Vol. 1 (part of the TRAILER TRASH PROJECT)

NICE! Talk about a fun movie. This British crime picture has got so much going for it. The ladies...


Lollipop licking...

A groovy theme song...

And the star of the show, Gilbert Wynne as Harry Clegg!

This guy's a hoot. He's your happy go lucky detective who gets the ladies and gets his ass handed to him several times. Harry Clegg is good but not that good. Clegg gives us lots of information through a witty and fun voice over as he goes from one point to another. The story is nothing more than a reasonable framework to get Clegg in mini adventures with the ladies and the bad guys. I really enjoyed this picture. It's a great lighthearted British crime movie with lots of action, schmoozing, killing and laughs. Unfortunately the only way you can see it is from a VHS rip...if you can find it. It's definitely worth hunting down. If you should come across a widescreen copy, you're obligated to let me know about it. This movie screamed for a proper release. Finding gems like this is the reason why I sift through the shit in the trailer compilations.

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