Eskimo Nell. Image shows from L to R: Harris Tweedle (Christopher Timothy), Denis Morrison (Michael Armstrong), Benny U. Murdoch (Roy Kinnear). Copyright: Salon Productions
Eskimo Nell

Eskimo Nell

  • 1975 film

Riotous comedy about the ambitions of a young film school graduate attempting to make his first film, a sex feature based on a bawdy 19th Century poem. Stars Roy Kinnear, Katy Manning, Anna Quayle, Christopher Timothy, Terence Edmond and more.

Eskimo Nell. Image shows from L to R: Harris Tweedle (Christopher Timothy), Denis Morrison (Michael Armstrong). Copyright: Salon Productions

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1975
Creator
Stanley Long
Stars
Roy Kinnear, Katy Manning, Anna Quayle, Christopher Timothy, Terence Edmond, Michael Armstrong, Stephen Riddle, Richard Caldicot and more
Writer
Michael Armstrong
Director
Martin Campbell
Producers
Stanley Long and Barry Jacobs
Companies

Freshly graduated from film school, young director Denis Morrison is downtrodden when he is roundly rejected by Soho's finest film companies. And then he spots small, independent producer BUM Pictures.

The proprietor, producer Benny U. Murdoch, hires Denis immediately, and asks him to recruit friends to help make the next BUM feature, based on a bawdy old 19th Century poem he's discovered, The Ballad of Eskimo Nell: it'll be hardcore, and it'll star his current girlfriend, Gladys.

Denis and an aspiring writer friend, Harris, are soon joining Benny as they try to drum up financial investment in the picture. The two industry newcomers are somewhat alarmed at their producer's tactics of seeming to promise binary opposites to everyone they meet, however.

Benny reassures the pair that all will be well as soon as the cheques are cashed: when he disappears with the money, Denis and Harris are left legally responsible for producing at least 3 separate movies - and without a single penny! Can they find a solution or do they face imminent imprisonment?

Additional details

UK certificate
X
Duration
90 minutes
UK release
Friday 17th January 1975
Produced
1974
Distributors

Eagle Films

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

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