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House of Whipcord

by on Jan.16, 2010, under Daily Review

Pete Walker and writer Dave McGillivray offer this dark tale of morality and correction of those seen as misbehaving in the public eye. An old couple have set up a school for girls, who get picked up by their son Mark (Robert Tayman), kidnapped and taken to the school where they are sentenced for their crimes and locked in a cell. Barbara Markham is Mrs Wakehurst, her husband, Justice Bailey (Patrick Barr) with the assistance of head jailer Sheila Keith treat fashionable young women to a good beating for their wrong doings. It’s a terrifying tale which could be seen as very appropriate in today’s media obsessed culture.

Anne-Marie (Penny Irving) is one such woman, treated to a death sentence, tries several attempts at escape with the help of some of the other captives. One such failed attempt results in a lorry driver contacting Anne-Marie’s friend Julia (Ann Michelle) who, with the help of boyfriend Tony, (Ray Brooks, last seen as an exJailbird in Eastenders) tries a rescue.

Another scorching movie from Walker with a great script and perfect performances. The story is quite horrific and brutally realistic. Some nice motors too: a gold Jenson and a Police Rover are always good to see on the screen.  

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