(270) VIRGIN OF BALI (1972) Giorgio Ardisson | Haydee Politoff
Italian title: LA VERGINE DI BALI [The Virgin of Bali]
also known as TRAFFIC EXPRESS
director: Guido Zurli
starring: Giorgio Ardisson · Haydee Politoff · Lea Lander · Isarco Ravaioli
· Pedro Sanchez · Putu Widjaja
film opens, British
gentleman banker David Rank decides to drop out of straight society [including
far away from his haughty fiancée] and disappear to Indonesia,
specifically Bali. His new lifestyle includes total freedom (ie, brawling,
intense alcohol consummation and covorting with prostitutes) until the
local police - no longer amused by his behavior - give David an ultimatum:
Find a job or go back to England. He tries tourism, but fails at that.
Eventually, David secures a job with a local liquor distributor but puts
everything in jeopardy by bedding the wife of his boss. This all leads
to a gold smuggling racket, a shootout at sea and - eventually - David
falling love with Maryon, the 'Virgin of Bali.'
slice of Exploitation Cinema [no, they don't make 'em like this anymore]
from director Guido Zurli, who occasionally used the pseudonym Albert
Moore (eg, BLACK
DEEP THROAT). Just prior to this film, actress Haydee Politoff
made the cult hit QUEENS
OF EVIL and a couple years later she starred with Paul Naschy
DRACULA'S GREAT LOVE.