The Playbirds

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The Playbirds
The Playbirds FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Willy Roe
Produced by David Sullivan
Written by Willy Roe
Starring Mary Millington
Alan Lake
Glynn Edwards
Suzy Mandel
Kenny Lynch
Music by David Whitaker
Distributed by Tigon
Release date
  • 6 July 1978 (1978-07-06)
Running time
94 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £120,000

The Playbirds is a 1978 British sexploitation film, made by Irish-born director Willy Roe and starring 1970s pin-up Mary Millington alongside Glynn Edwards, Suzy Mandel and Windsor Davies. When a series of female centrefolds from the glamour magazine Playbirds are murdered by an obsessive fanatic, Scotland Yard are called to investigate the lurid world of pornography.


Filmed over four weeks in the winter of 1977, The Playbirds was the official follow-up to Come Play with Me, which also starred Mary Millington. The actress collaborated with director Willy Roe on two further sexploitation pictures, Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair and Queen of the Blues, both released theatrically in the summer of 1979.


Special edition DVD[edit]

The Playbirds was released on DVD in the United Kingdom on 9 August 2010 by Odeon Entertainment. The film has been digitally remastered and the disc features an extensive stills gallery, production notes written by historian Simon Sheridan, plus Mary Millington's World Striptease Extravaganza (1981) and Response, a short lesbian film starring Mary Millington, made in 1974.


Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema by Simon Sheridan (fourth edition) (Titan Publishing, London) (2011)

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