Diana Dors is at her Marilyn Monroe-esque voluptuous peak in this 1958 film drama about prostitution in London. Poured into bum-hugging skirts and Frederick’s of Soho lingerie she plays Vicki, a tart with a heart and a score to settle.
Herbert Lom is London’s supreme pimp, Nick Biaggi. He’s also the reason Vicki is (reluctantly) on the game – she’s trying to earn enough money for plastic surgery for her younger sister’s face which was damaged in a previous acid attack by Nick when her sister had refused to become one of his prostitutes.
Meanwhile, Nick tricks naive French waif Marie Louise ‘Malou’ Beaucaire (Odile Versois) into a life of shame with the aid of his mistress and #1 tart procurer, Aggie (Brenda De Banzie).
Affable tough-guy black cab driver Johnny McVey (Eddie Constantine as the world’s least likely Canadian) appears on the scene – with all his loyal cabbie mates – to do battle with Biaggi and save the day.
A wacky weed-induced dream scene must be seen to be disbelieved, and keep an eye out for a young (and uncredited) Michael Caine as the new groom at a wedding party.
Released in the USA as Room 43.
Marie Louise ‘Malou’ Beaucaire
Brenda de Banzie