Clinic Exclusive

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Clinic Exclusive
Directed by Don Chaffey
Produced by Hazel Adair
Kent Walton[1]
Screenplay by Hazel Adair
Kent Walton[1]
Starring Georgina Ward
Alexander Davion
Polly Adams
Mike Lewin
Carmen Silvera
Music by Ted Dicks
Cinematography Brendan J. Stafford
Edited by John Trumper
Production
company
Pyramid Films
Distributed by Planet Film Distributors
Running time
93 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Clinic Exclusive (UK theatrical title: Clinic Xclusive; working title With These Hands; re-released as Sex Clinic)[1] is a 1971 British erotic film directed by Don Chaffey and starring Georgina Ward, Alexander Davion, Carmen Silvera and Windsor Davies.

Plot[edit]

Julie Mason (Georgina Ward) abuses her position as the owner of a private health clinic by selling sexual favours to her male clients, whom she then blackmails for large amounts of money. At the same time, she resists the sexual advances of Elsa Farson (Carmen Silvera), a lonely, older woman.

When businessman Lee Maitland (Alexander Davion) engages her services, Julie, who wants to make a new life for herself, is taken by her new client and quickly becomes his fiancée. Meanwhile, barred from visiting Julie, Farson is driven to suicide.

Julie is drawn into Maitland's plan to make them both rich, unaware that he is actually Farson's son and intends to avenge his mother. The film ends with Maitland, having faked his death in a road accident that Julie helped to create, disappearing with tens of thousands of pounds that Julie had extracted from her clients. Julie is left to choose between admitting blackmail or remaining silent and being charged with Maitland's murder.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was written and produced by Hazel Adair and Kent Walton under the joint pseudonym "Elton Hawke". Many of the cast had appeared in either Crossroads or Compact, soap operas co-created by Adair.[1]

Clinic Exclusive marks the film debut of Carmen Silvera, later known for her role as Edith Artois in the BBC TV sitcom Allo! Allo!.[1]

Release[edit]

Originally titled Clinic Xclusive, the film was re-released in May 1975 as Sex Clinic.[1]

Critical response[edit]

Writing for The Monthly Film Bulletin in 1972, critic Nigel Andrews described the film as "quite a neat, unpredictable revenge thriller", praising its "glossily efficient" script and direction as well as the performance of Ward. He concluded that Clinic Exclusive is "altogether a surprisingly competent production, if only within the limits of its strictly catchpenny genre".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Sheridan, Simon (2008). "Spaced Out and Sex Clinic" DVD booklet notes (Media notes). Odeon Entertainment/Euro London Films Ltd. ODNF133. 
  2. ^ Andrews, Nigel (August 1972). Dawson, Jan, ed. "Clinic Xclusive". The Monthly Film Bulletin. Vol. 39 no. 463. London, UK: British Film Institute. p. 157. ISSN 0027-0407. OCLC 2594020. 

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