If The Bitch “helped to revive Joan Collins’ flagging career,” according to Wikipedia at least, where was that career flagging? In cheap Italian exploitation fare. Yes, let’s take a quick trip to Austria, where we find Dame Collins on the set of Magnum Cop.
Gangster Double Feature: Magnum Cop (1978) / Long Arm of the Godfather (1974)
Format: DVD, Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
Magnum Cop – The Film & The Furs
This is a quick one because there’s not a lot here. What is here is very nice indeed, though. The movie is a cheap grindhouse flick about a former cop named Wally (Maurizio Merli), who goes to Austria to track down a missing girl. While on the case, he meets Brigitte (Collins), an exotic dancer. So, yeah, Joan had a few more years before she was famous for media where she could keep her top on.
So, good news, this is the fur in the movie. Bad news, it’s only around for slightly less than 1 minute.
Brigitte is going to buy some jewelry in a fox fur hat and fox trimmed coat.
It would have been great if there were more of it, but perhaps the brief appearance makes it all the more special.
Probably best not to ask what’s happening in this scene.
Anyway, that’s it. Here’s the clip with almost every frame of fur in the film.
And here’s the complete gallery that is, due to the nature of the update, pretty much “more of the same.” But I’ll take more of the same when it’s Joan Collins in fox.