Too Hot To Handle


1h 30m 1961

Brief Synopsis

In London's Soho, Johnny Solo runs the Pink Flamingo Club. He's tough to intimidate. So when he starts getting threats and demands for protection, he fights back. Behind the takeover plot is a competitor, Diamonds Dielli. Midnight Franklin, who's Johnny's girlfriend and one of the club's headliners, wants to get Johnny out of the business. In the background are a sadistic client, an underage chorus girl, a wisecracking siren who's not averse to rough trade, a visiting journalist, and a dancer who guards her past. Can Johnny win the struggle with Diamonds, and can Midnight get him out of harm's way?

Film Details

Also Known As
Playgirl after Dark
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Los Angeles showing: 12 Jan 1961
Production Company
Associated British Productions, Ltd.; Wigmore Productions
Distribution Company
Topaz Film Corp.
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

French journalist Robert Jouvel, who is researching an article on the striptease clubs of London's Soho section, contacts Johnny Solo, owner of the Pink Flamingo, and his singing star girl friend, Midnight Franklin. Spending long hours at the club, Jouvel becomes attracted to Lilliane, a dancer who remains aloof, carefully guarding her past. Solo has been persuaded to team up with his rival, Diamonds Dinelli, in an effort to thwart an unknown blackmailer who has sent them both threatening letters. In reality, Dinelli himself is behind the blackmail plot, and his chief accomplice is Solo's two-timing manager, Novak. After Solo is beaten up by Dinelli's thugs, he discovers the treachery and plots his revenge. Before he can carry out his plan, however, he sends his latest recruit, 15-year-old Pony Tail, on a date with his lecherous backer Arpels, and she is found dead in his flat. Meanwhile, Jouvel, who has gradually gained Lilliane's confidence, discovers that she is a celebrated missing person whose disappearance made headlines in West German newspapers. Solo is held for police questioning in the murder case, and Midnight discovers that he has made plans to kill Novak. Although she knows that he will never forgive her, Midnight protects Solo from himself by betraying him to the police.

Film Details

Also Known As
Playgirl after Dark
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Los Angeles showing: 12 Jan 1961
Production Company
Associated British Productions, Ltd.; Wigmore Productions
Distribution Company
Topaz Film Corp.
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

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Released in Great Britain in December 1960; running time: 100 min. Also known as Playgirl After Dark.