Pete Walker, 1974
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In HOUSE OF WHIPCORD, a fashion model (Penny Irving) is lured into a private reform school where she is punished for her sexually liberated behaviour by a zealous warden (Barbara Markham). The warden and her doddering husband established this house of horrors to stifle the sexual revolution, imprisoning and killing those who offended their moral propriety. Only Ann-Marie’s liberated roommate (Ann Michelle) can help her escape.
This politically provocative women-in-prison movie was made in reaction to the rise of The Nationwide Festival of Light, a conservative group established to protest sex and violence in British media.
“Perversions of Justice,” an interview with Pete Walker, by Elijah Drenner
Audio commentary by Pete Walker and director of photography Peter Jessop, conducted by Steven Chibnall, author of Making Mischief: The Cult Films of Pete Walker
Original theatrical trailer
UK 1974 Colour 102 min 1.66:1
Produced & Directed by Pete Walker
Screenplay by David McGillivray
Story by Pete Walker
Photographed by Peter Jessop
Music by Stanley Myers
Art Direction: Michael Pickwood
With Penny Irving, Barbara Markham, Ann Michelle, Ray Brooks, Patrick Barr,Sheila Keith