Runtime: 77 mins
Subtitles: English, optional for hearing-impaired
Published/distributed by BFI
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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.
Extras* The People at No.19 (J B Holmes, 1948, 17 mins): 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 mins): a snapshot of the 'Ban the Bomb' march from Aldermaston to London.
* A Sunday in September (James Hill, 1961, 28 mins): 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 mins): 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