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Virgin Witch (1972)

Pretty young Christine (Ann Michelle) and her younger sister Betty (future ‘Allo ‘Allo star Vicki Michelle in her acting debut) are hitchhiking to London when they meet Johnny (Keith Buckley) who lets them stay at his flat while they look for work.

The sisters get mixed up in the world of witchcraft, via a modelling agency run by a woman called Sybil (former Mrs Michael Caine, Patricia Haines) who also happens to be the lesbian High Priestess of a coven.

When the girls go to a country manor for Christine’s photoshoot, Betty becomes concerned that her brash older sister has decided that she likes what she sees and wants to know more about becoming a witch.

There then follows a photoshoot for an advertisement that ends up with Christine completely naked and draped over the bonnet of a car. Meanwhile, Betty wanders the grounds and runs away from sinister-looking characters.

Betty takes a turn and ends up put to bed by the local doctor, but what kind of doctor can he be when he peeps at her while she takes a bath five minutes later? A witchcraft doctor, of course, and that night Christine is being inducted into the ways of the dark arts – will poor Betty be next? Not if Johnny gets there in time!

There’s no real story, the acting is pretty terrible and the “twist” ending is silly, but almost every scene features some nudity – including lots of Ann Michelle’s very hairy bush (it was 1972) – so fans of softcore sexploitation won’t be disappointed.

It’s safe to say this film was not made with a female audience in mind.

Christine Lane
Ann Michelle
Betty Lane
Vicki Michelle
Johnny
Keith Buckley
Sybil Waite
Patricia Haines
Peter
James Chase
Mrs Wendell
Paula Wright
Milkman
Christopher Strain
Horsewoman
Esme Smythe
Colonel
Garth Watkins
Dr Gerald Amberley
Neil Hallett
Abby Darke
Helen Downing
Club Manager
Peter Halliday
Coven Members
Maria Coyne
Prudence Drage

Director
Ray Austin

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