That Kind of Girl

Finely tuned cautionary tale set against a backdrop of smoky jazz clubs, ban the bomb‚ marches and evocative 1960s London locations.

In 1960s London, a beautiful continental au pair finds herself wrestling with the affections of an earnest peace-protester, a dashing young toff and a roguish older man. But fun and freedom turn to shame and despair when she finds that her naivety has put her lovers, and their partners – including the well-meaning Janet (played by Big Zapper’s Linda Marlowe, in her first role) – at risk. Stylishly shot in crisp black and white, and set against a backdrop of smoky jazz clubs, ‘Ban the Bomb’ marches, and evocative London locations, this finely tuned cautionary tale was the directorial debut of Gerry O’Hara (All the Right Noises, The Brute), and is presented in a new high definition transfer.

Special features

  • The People at No.19 (J B Holmes, 1948, 17 min): an intense melodrama which explores the themes of adultery, sexual hygiene and pregnancy from the perspective of an earlier era.
  • No Place to Hide (Derrick Knight, 1959, 10 min): a snapshot of the ‘Ban the Bomb’ march from Aldermaston to London.
  • A Sunday in September (James Hill, 1961, 28 min): a compelling documentary, from the director of Black Beauty, about a nuclear disarmament demonstration in London with Vanessa Redgrave, Doris Lessing and John Osbourne.
  • Robert Hartford-Davis interview (1968, 13 min): That Kind of Girl’s producer discusses his film career and production methods.
  • Extensive illustrated booklet featuring essays from novelist Cathi Unsworth and director Gerry O’Hara.

Product information

    • Certificate

      12

    • Colour

      Black/white

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      77mins

    • Subtitles

      English for the hard-of-hearing

    • Original aspect ratio

      1.33:1

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Blu-ray region

      • B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand

    • Catalogue number

      BFIVD845

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