The Christine Keeler Affair (1964)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Docudrama, Period Film, Political Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This fact-based, but exploitational drama, chronicles the sordid case of Christine Keeler. It opens with an actual interview with the woman who had just been released from prison. The story begins in London where Keeler worked as a model and a hostess. There she meets Barrymore and soon ends up living with him platonically. She falls for a West Indian musician and leaves Barrymore. She is at a crazy pool party when she encounters the British minister of war and the Russian naval attache. She gets involved with both of them and the musician gets mad enough to shoot through her door. Scotland Yard investigates and exposes the great scandal causing the minister to step-down, the Russian to return home, and Barrymore to kill himself. For her part in the trouble, Keeler spent 9 months in jail. The film was made when the whole mess was still in the public eye.

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host, investigator, love-triangle, modeling, music, prison, scandal, sex