Four Dimensions of Greta

Four Dimensions of Greta (1972) is a low budget British comedy sexploitation film, directed by Pete Walker, featuring four 3-D film sequences. It was the first British film to use 3-D,[1] and the tagline on the poster read, "A girl in your lap".[2] The film is also known as "The Three Dimensions of Greta".

Four Dimensions of Greta
UK theatrical release poster
Directed byPete Walker
Produced byPete Walker
Ray Selfe
Written byMurray Smith
StarringLeena Skoog
Tristan Rogers
Karen Boyes
Robin Askwith
Music byHarry South
CinematographyPeter Jessop
Edited byMatt McCarthy
Distributed byHemdale UK
Dimension Pictures (USA)
Release date
  • 23 May 1972 (1972-05-23) (UK)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Plot

Hans a young German journalist arrives in London to write an article about au-pair girls, but is requested by friends to investigate the whereabouts of their teenage daughter Greta. He interviews four individuals who all paint distinctly different pictures of the missing girl - each revealing a different aspect or dimension. These reminiscences constitute the film's 3-D sequences. Hans finally tracks down Greta and discovers she has been kidnapped by an East End gangster.[3][1]

Cast

  • Hans Weimar ... Tristan Rogers
  • Sue ... Karen Boyes
  • Carl Roberts ... Alan Curtis
  • Greta Gruber ... Leena Skoog
  • Roger Maidment ... Robin Askwith
  • Big Danny ... Bill Maynard
  • Percy ... Kenneth Hendel
  • Schikler ... Martin Wyldeck
  • Hotel Porter ... Ivor Salter
  • Frau Gruber ... Pearl Hackney
  • Phil the Greek ... John Clive
  • Johnny Maltese ... Nick Zaran
  • Mrs Marks ... Carole Allen
  • Fred Sharprock ... Ralph Ball
  • Footballer ... Derek Keller
  • Frau Schikler ... Elizabeth Bradley
  • American Woman ... Marion Grimaldi
  • Gruber ... Godfrey Kenton
  • Manchester Businessman ... Tom Mennard
  • Karen Gruber ... Erika Raffael
  • Policeman ... Max Mason
  • Serena ... Felicity Devonshire
  • Villain ... Steve Emerson
  • Kirsten ... Jane Cardew
  • Cyn ... Minah Bird
  • Policeman ... Mike Stevens
  • Degenerate ... Richard O'Brien
  • Police Sergeant ... Les Clark
  • Hippie ... Steve Patterson
  • Hippie ... Mike Brittain
  • Waiter ... Pete Walker

Critical reception

  • The Spinning Image wrote, "thrusting a banana at the camera is evidently not as erotic as director Pete Walker might have hoped." [4]
  • The Digital Fix noted an "amusingly daft sex film" [5]
  • DVD Drive-in said, "although the title boasts "3-dimensional," the characters are almost all 1-dimensional...Only Robin Askwith (star of Horror Hospital and numerous "Confessions" and "Carry On" flicks) turns in a memorable performance as a shabby footballer romantically tied to Greta." [1]

References

  1. "Four Dimensions of Greta". Dvddrive-in.com. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  2. {name}. "Le Film du jour n°81: La vie sexuelle de Greta en trois dimensions - Le Film du jour". Lefilmdujour.fr. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  3. "Four Dimensions of Greta | BFI | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  4. "Four Dimensions of Greta Review (1972)". Thespinningimage.co.uk. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  5. Sutton, Mike (1 April 2005). "The Pete Walker Collection | DVD Video Review | Film @ The Digital Fix". Film.thedigitalfix.com. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
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