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  (in credits order)

Laura Cannon ... Dusty Cole (as Diana Lewis)
Neil Flanagan ... Cherry Lane (as Lynn Flanagan)

Harry Reems ... Bob (as Bob Walters)
Paul Matthews ... Jimmie
Earle Edgerton ... Sammy
M.A. Whiteside ... Susie Simmons
Dorin McGough ... Sally Simmons
Richard Towers ... Tony (as Joe Powers)
Daniel Dietrich ... Billy (as Dan Dietrich)
Ron Keith ... Cal
Fred J. Lincoln ... Joe (as Fred Lincoln)
Tony Johnson ... Mac
Ken Hill ... Walt
Frank Corso ... Carl
Fred Larch ... Man in bar
Bob Olson ... Man in bar
Joe Downing ... Guy on street
Conrad Ward ... Cherry's john
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marjean deGroot ... Hooker in bar (uncredited)
Melissa Gabel ... Hooker in bar (uncredited)
Sue Pagano ... Hooker in bar (uncredited)

Directed by
Andy Milligan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andy Milligan  writer

Produced by
William Mishkin .... producer
Cinematography by
Andy Milligan 
Film Editing by
Andy Milligan  (as Gerald Jackson)
Set Decoration by
James Vale 
Sound Department
Andy Milligan .... sound (as Joi Gogan)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Fox .... lighting
Andy Milligan .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andy Milligan .... costumer (as Raffiné)
Other crew
Craig Malcolmson .... production coordinator
Peter Strader .... technical director


Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Erotic Diary of a Happy Hooker" - Australia (theatrical title)
"Flashpot on 42nd Street" - USA (bowdlerized title)
"The Girls of 42nd Street" - USA (soft porn version)
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81 min (softcore version) | 84 min (hardcore version)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R18+ | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | USA:R

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Cherry Lane:[opens the front door] Jimmie. What are you doing here?
Jimmie:I got a hard-on. You were supposed to take care of me.
Cherry Lane:We were supposed to meet tomorrow night. Did you forget?
Jimmie:I got a hard-on! What do you want me to do? Slam a window on it?
Cherry Lane:I got a guest right now. I can't really talk... you know what I mean.
Jimmie:Does he suck?
Cherry Lane:It ain't a he. It's a she... like me. See?
[Cherry opens the door wider and Jimmie enters and sees Dusty standing in the room]
Jimmie:You've been holding out on me. You didn't tell me about her. You didn't tell me anything about her.
[to Dusty]
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References Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)See more »


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1 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Flawed masterpiece', 28 January 2009
Author: Gaylord St. James from United States

For all its technical brilliance, not to mention its finely-crafted script, this film is rather stolen by the mesmerizing performance of Joe Powers (aka Richard Towers - known to us all, of course, as Gaylord St. James). It is difficult to pin down quite what makes him such a screen presence, but I do think he is one of the most criminally under-rated actors Hollywood has produced. He just commands the screen with a quiet but charismatic majesty. He has no Oscars - unbelievable.

The rest of the film is a slick, thoughtful meditation on the nature of identity, sexual freedom, and the radical indeterminacy of language. It poses questions about 1970s urban ennui that other films dared not whisper, and its aesthetics - that hazy, kinetic cinematography and beautifully jarring camera-work - put me in mind of a young Godard. But, in the end, Gaylord St. James trumps all this.

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