Run Swinger Run! (1967)

Barry Mahon may struggle to make a decent movie at times, but he’s always great at coming up with titles that make me grab his films.

This time, he’s telling “the startling story of a girl who would do anything with anybody at anytime.” “A young girl alone…marked for death by the crime syndicate!” “The exciting story of Laura…a call-girl!”

Despite their lurid titles and rampant nudity, Mahon’s films are the very antithesis of sexiness. Instead, Lauren (Gretchen Rudolph*, My Body Hungers) goes out of control, from bad teen to someone using drugs and selling sex. Then, you know, as these things happen, a sniper starts shooting at her.

Bob Strong, who is in this, is better known for writing the song “I Hear Wedding Bells,” which is in the movies Breaking Up and Grumpier Old Men. He appears alongside several women who show up in more than one Mahon film, like Susan Evans (she played Fanny Hill in more than one of his movies) and Janice Kelly.

Oh yeah! Keith McConnell is in this and his career stretches from 50’s adventure movies and TV to exploitation like this and ending his acting career as Lord Cavendish in one of the first adult — well, softcore — movies I ever saw, Young Lady Chatterley II.

*Rudolph is billed as Elizabeth Bing.

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