The Playbirds (1978)

Director
Willy Roe

Main cast
Mary Millington; Glynn Edwards; Gavin Campbell; Windsor Davies; Derren Nesbitt

Genres
Thriller, Crime

Description
In order to unmask a pathological killer who is targeting the beautiful centrefolds of Playbirds magazine, a sexy policewoman Lucy Sheridan puts her life and reputation on the line by sleeping with millionaire publisher Harry Dougan. The Chief Superintendant and Police Commissioner are keeping a close eye on her, but time is running out fast.


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