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March 1971 (USA) See more »
She's sinful ... she's provocative ... she's super spy "Ginger." See more »
A rich society girl is recruited to go undercover and expose a drug/blackmail/prostitution ring in her small town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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"I Want to Laugh and Swing while Im Still Young.. You Don't Do that in Jail Rex!" See more (12 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cheri Caffaro ... Ginger McAllister
Duane Tucker ... Rex Halsey
Herbert Kerr ... Jimmy / Jimbo
Casey Donovan ... Rodney (as Calvin Culver)
David Ross ... J.D.
Michele Norris ... Vicki Jennings
Cindy Barnett ... Jean Oliver
Lise Mauer ... Elizabeth Anderson / Liz (as Lise D. Mauer)
Linda Susoeff ... Cathy Carson
William Grannel ... Jason Varone (as William Grannell)
Clark Ames ... Brad
Jud Philips
Jerry Allgor
Chuck Beard

Tracey Walter ... Ginger's Brother (as Tracey Walters)
Robert Mauer

Shelly Desai ... Jean's Companion at the Club
Pelati Pons
Tom Potter ... Jean's companion at the hotel
Stan Wiest
Herndon Ely ... Allison Carter
Art Burns ... Jean's companion at the dance game
Larry Mullins
Robert Artic
Eugene Hobgood ... Young Ginger's rapist
Henry Miller ... Barman

Directed by
Don Schain 
Writing credits
Don Schain (writer)

Produced by
Anthony J. Desiderio .... executive producer
Ralph T. Desiderio .... producer
Original Music by
Robert G. Orpin 
Cinematography by
R. Kent Evans 
Makeup Department
Larry Kolber .... Miss Caffaro's hair styles
Carol Ann Young .... makeup artist
Production Management
Richard Rothery .... production manager (as Richard J. Rothery)
Art Department
Betsy Evans .... property master
Sound Department
Lee Dichter .... sound mixer
Harry Glass .... sound effects supervisor (as Harry D. Glass)
Raymond G. St. Clair .... sound recordist (as Ray St. Clair)
Bill Wood .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Edward Desiderio .... grip
Paul Desiderio .... grip
Fitzhugh Emerson III .... grip (as Fitz Emerson)
Oscar Marek .... grip
Robert G. Orpin .... assistant camera operator (as Bob Orpin)
Robert Putnam .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Denise Dykeman .... wardrobe
Music Department
Harry Glass .... music supervisor (as Harry D. Glass)
Robert G. Orpin .... conductor
Robert G. Orpin .... music arranger
Other crew
Betsy Evans .... script supervisor
Edward La Pidus .... troubleshooter (as Edward Lapidus)
Joel Vogel .... assistant to the producer
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Little Girls Lost" - UK (video title)
"Ginger" - Greece (festival title)
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90 min | Netherlands:102 min
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The film was refused a UK cinema certificate by the BBFC in 1971, and eventually passed with an 18 certificate in 1983 after 14 minutes of cuts.See more »
Rodney:She's one of us, Liz; just a bored little child of the jet-set.
Liz:This afternoon she looked about like the jet-set as some scrawny alley cat would next to one of my pure-bred Siamese kittens.
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Featured in Twisted Sex Vol. 19 (1998) (V)See more »


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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
"I Want to Laugh and Swing while Im Still Young.. You Don't Do that in Jail Rex!", 5 July 2008

Delightfully awful "Thriller" about a leggy blonde going undercover to catch a gang of bad guys and gals that are fleecing rich people somewhere in New Jersey and getting them hooked on drugs as well. Yes, the acting is really as bad as you may have heard. Cheri Caffaro says her lines with little conviction, yet she is one of the better thespians involved. I just loved the flashback scenes she goes through that are suppose to be so poignant but turn into being pure dreck - and a real hoot. Caffaro knows something about hoot, well, hooters that is. And so does the rest of the female cast. The detective helping Caffaro, William Grannel, has little acting talent either, but the worst performance which is so bad it becomes camp is by Duane Tucker as Rex Halsey, the guy that is the mastermind behind all the bad doings wearing a neck scarf throughout and has at least four buttons undone on his shirt. Everything he says he seems to be saying with such conviction to the audience as he madly overacts - rolling his eyes and saying pronouncements with facial gestures in the foreground of some of the cheapest sets I have seen in a film in some time. We do get many, many girls in various stages of undress though. The script is implausible. The budget super-cheap. With all its defects - and they are legion - I too enjoyed Ginger and look forward to seeing the two sequels. This movie is definitely a product of the 70s, a time when filmmakers could virtually and would do virtually anything they thought would be provocative. No PC here - and I find it refreshing. Movies today are so scared to walk the fine line that they have become flat in many ways. Ginger isn't flat(you gotta see it to believe it) at all. It is a guilty pleasure to be sure but one that I found very entertaining and was laughing with and about it from start to finish.

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