London in the Raw

“The world’s greatest city laid bare!”, roars the tagline to LONDON?IN?THE?RAW (1964), a salacious documentary that tours the strip-clubs and underground... Read more


London in the Raw

Directed by Normal Cohen, and Arnold L. Miller

Year: 1964
Running Time: 77
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: U.K.
Language: English
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London in the Raw

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Editor David Gell
Cinematographer Stanley A. Long
Writers Normal Cohen and Arnold L. Miller
Directed by Normal Cohen and Arnold L. Miller


“The world’s greatest city laid bare!”, roars the tagline to LONDON IN THE RAW (1964), a salacious documentary that tours the strip-clubs and underground dives of the still-swinging city. Exploitation maven Arnold Miller combines documentary footage with staged sequences of leering intimacy, showing the skin of belly dancers and strip-teasers once the sun sets, disappearing along with any inhibitions. As the voice-over says, “Eat a little, dance a little, sketch your naked girlfriend and dream of better things to come.” LONDON IN THE RAW provides a cynical, sometimes startling vision of life on and off the rain-spattered streets of 1960s London.

Reviews

"The excellent camerawork captures den after den of iniquity, nailing the seedy atmosphere of late night London." - The Guardian (2009)

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