Strip Tease Murder

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Strip Tease Murder
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Original British lobby card
Directed by Ernest Morris
Written by Paul Tabori
Produced by
CinematographyPaddy Aherne
Edited byDerek Parsons
Music by Bill LeSage
Distributed by Paramount British Pictures (UK)
Release date
  • March 1961 (1961-03)(UK)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Strip Tease Murder (also known as Striptease Murder) is a low budget 1961 British second feature [1] film thriller directed by Ernest Morris and starring John Hewer and Ann Lynn. [2] It was written by Paul Tabori.



Diana, a stripper, is electrocuted during a dance routine on stage at the Flamingo Club. Her husband, compere Bert Black, turns detective to investigate. He suspects Diana was murdered for a crime she didn't commit, but proving it to the satisfaction of Inspector Forbes is another matter.


Critical reception

The Monthly Film Bulletin wrote: "A combination of modest murder mystery and mild striptease club acts, this unassuming production has little to recommend it except the unexpectedly good characterisation of the tragedy-hit but persevering Bert." [3]

Hal Erickson, in Allmovie , called it a "lurid British potboiler." [4]

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  2. "Strip Tease Murder". British Film Institute Collections Search. Retrieved 3 December 2023.
  3. "Loving Feeling". Monthly Film Bulletin . 30 (348): 174. 1963 via ProQuest.
  4. Hal Erickson. "Strip Tease Murder (1963) – Ernest Morris – Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related – AllMovie". AllMovie.