Beat Girl is a British film of 1960 that deals with the subject of youthful rebellion as a psychological drama, and in the United States it was released a little later under the title of « Wild For Kicks ». The main theme played by John Barry Seven (later famously known as the « James Bond Theme »), was the first assignment he was made for a film, where Vic Flick’s solo guitar sounds strongly reverberated, sharp and flashing like an automatic knife.
In addition to being the first English film whose soundtrack was released on LP (Columbia 33SX 1225).
Starring the rebel teenager Gillian Hills and Adam Faith, Oliver Reed and the sinister Christopher Lee (The Wolf Man and the Hammer Dracula, respectively) also appear in it.
The film brings together crime, the sordid Beatnik universe of London’s Soho and nude elements in a Strip-tease club, which were fodder for censorship since it was classified « X » and some versions circulating there contain suppressed sequences.
The song « Made You » by British rocker Adam Faith was similarly lucky to be banned by the BBC for its suggestive lyrics, and scenes like the game of the « hen » on the train tracks or the gang of Teddy Boys destroying the Car and the guitar of Faith were not too well seen, but even so it had good repercussion in box office in spite of all the opposition … In short, a whole jewel of the problematic adolescent with airs of noir film.