Princess and the Call Girl (1984)

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Princess and the Call Girl (1984)

Princess and the Call Girl (1984)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:30:26 | 3,98 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subs: None
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director: Radley Metzger
Writers: Radley Metzger (screenplay), Pierre Serbie (story)
Stars: Carol Levy, Victor Bevine, Shannah Hall

The newest recruit to the oldest profession! Beautiful socialite Audrey Swallow likes doing favors for friends–so when Lucy Darling, her look-alike friend from college, asks Audrey to stand in for her at work for a couple of days, she accepts. Only one problem, Lucy's "job" is being a high-priced call girl!


Princess and the Call Girl (1984)

Radley Metzger's last film to date, The Princess and the Call Girl originally debuted in the U.S. on The Playboy Channel but, as demonstrated by this release, was clearly designed to be shown in a theater. Like most of Metzger's films, the plot jumps off from a popular literary source (in this case, Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper, though credited to a French story entitled "Frontispiece"), using glamorous locales and sophisticated characters to give its eroticism that unique Metzger atmosphere.

Princess and the Call Girl (1984)

The globehopping story concerns two identical former college friends (both played by Carol Levy) - one a naive rich girl engaged to a virginal preppy guy, the other a high priced prostitute skilled in the methods of manipulating the passions of a variety of men. The prostitute, Lucy Darling (!), accidentally overbooks herself and resorts to asking her friend to swap places for the weekend, a situation which rapidly spins out of control and leads to numerous comic consequences. Of course, the climactic engagement party finds various attendees, including the identical women, hopping bedrooms and guests in an attempt to sort out the confused identities.

Princess and the Call Girl (1984)

Cheerfully fluffy and consistently erotic without pandering to its audience, Princess sports a likable performance from Levy, best known for the terrifying knife in the mattress sequence in Jack Sholder's Alone in the Dark. She handles both roles quite well, though her wry, doe-eyed mannerisms take some getting used to, and she fits perfectly in with the tradition of classy Metzger heroines who smolder even when fully dressed. The rest of the cast does well, too, delivering Metzger's wordplay-packed dialogue with plenty of zest and wit.

Princess and the Call Girl (1984)

In the most typical scene, Levy exchanges cinematic bon mots with a movie buff client and nearly brings him to climax by naming several classic movie stars in rapid succession. The incessant disco score gets a little tiresome after a while but definitely adds some nostalgia value to the proceedings, while Loubeau's skillful camerawork nicely contrasts the visual textures of Park Avenue and the Riviera.
Princess and the Call Girl (1984)
Princess and the Call Girl (1984)
Princess and the Call Girl (1984)
Princess and the Call Girl (1984)

Special Features:
- Production Stills and Photo Gallery
- Film notes by Nathaniel Thompson
- Biography for director Radley Metzger
- Filmography for director Radley Metzger
- Audubon trailer gallery: "The Libertine", "Frightened Woman", "Daniella by Night", "Vibration", Soft Skin on Black Silk" and "Twilight Girls"
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