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Joanna (1968)

A provincial girl is entangled in the mod morality of London.

Director:

Michael Sarne

Writer:

Michael Sarne (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geneviève Waïte ... Joanna Sorrin
Christian Doermer ... Hendrik Casson
Calvin Lockhart ... Gordon
Donald Sutherland ... Lord Peter Sanderson
Glenna Forster-Jones Glenna Forster-Jones ... Beryl
Marda Vanne Marda Vanne ... Granny
Geoffrey Morris Geoffrey Morris ... The Father
Michelle Cook Michelle Cook ... Margot
Manning Wilson Manning Wilson ... Inspector
Clifton Jones ... Black Detective
Dan Caulfield Dan Caulfield ... White Detective
Michael Chow ... Lefty
Anthony Ainley ... Bruce
Jane Bradbury Jane Bradbury ... Angela
Fiona Lewis ... Miranda De Hyde
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Storyline

Joanna Sorrin, a whimsical and fanciful country girl, goes to London to follow a fashion design course. She comes into contact with the capital's young jet set and becomes the mistress of Gordon, the black owner of a night club. Unfortunately her lover happens to kill a man and is sent to jail. As she is pregnant from Gordon, Joanna returns to her parents'home. But the young woman has not yet said her last word. She WILL be back in Swingin' London ! Written by Guy Bellinger

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Taglines:

Joanna is mad, mod, the best!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

18 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1969 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Joana See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Laughlin See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Sarne originally wanted his then-girlfriend Gabriella Licudi for the title role. See more »

Goofs

When Joanna, Lord Sanderson, Beryl and party go to Morocco (North Africa) for vacation Joanna gives Sanderson a gift which he calls a compass. The gift is not a compass, it's a sextant, a more complex navigating instrument. See more »

Crazy Credits

Panavision is the first thing to be credited. The production seal follows. Then, "This film is entirely fictional..." appears on the screen. Director Michael Sarne is then credited, followed by the rest of the crew members. The actors are not credited. The title of the film appears last and blinks on and off in neon, soft-focus letters. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Post (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Joanna
Music and Lyrics by Rod McKuen
Sung by Chorus
Published by Twentieth Century Music Corporation-ASCAP
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What a stinkeroo.
13 July 2011 | by dinospyderSee all my reviews

Wow. I wouldn't have believed 25 people actually watched this movie. From reading the reviews it seems like the finale was good. I didn't stay for it though. In fact I didn't stay much past the railway number. I saw what I could take of it on 8th St in the Village. I remember it being billed as Joanna - She's a Banana! No wonder that the "star" was run out of Britain after making this. Joanna stands out as the worst movie I ever saw in a theater, and that's by a long shot! I often think of it when I see a lousy movie. It serves as a baseline for comparison, so for that reason I'm glad I saw it. In 42 years, that's since 1968,I have not seen a worse movie. That's something to be thankful for.


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