Cool It, Carol! (1970) Robin Askwith, Janet Lynn, Jess Conrad, Derek Aylward, Kenneth Hendel, Stephen Bradley Movie Review

Cool It, Carol! (1970)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Janet Lynn and Robin Askwith in Cool It, Carol! (1970)

Down and Out in London

Joe Sickles (Robin Askwith) is a delivery driver for a family butchers whilst he is friendly with Carol Thatcher (Janet Lynn), a beauty contest winner who works at the garage as a pump attendant. Together they decide to head London seeking fame and fortune, well Carol hopes to become a model whilst Joe looks to drive for one of the car showrooms. But they soon discover that things are not that easy in the city and both end up involved in the adult entertainment industry.

In some hands "Cool It, Carol!" would have been a highly emotional cautionary tale for young people back in 1970, highlighting that the streets of London were not paved with gold but filled with despicable people ready to prey on the innocent and naive. But instead "Cool It, Carol!" is one of Pete Walker's sexploitation movies from the 70s and as such whilst we have this story of Joe and Carol heading to London and discovering it isn't going to be easy what we get is nudity and titillation, and even some innuendo such as a vicar saying balls.

I have to be honest and say that whilst "Cool It, Carol!" wasn't as bad as I was expecting neither was it some thing which really entertained me. But then I wasn't even born when "Cool It, Carol!" was released and I can kind of see why this sort of movie did have an audience back then and probably still entertains some of those who saw it back then. On top of that you have Robin Askwith and Janet Lynn who are likeable by delivering that naivety of youth to their characters. But these are characters with little depth and to be honest are forgettable.

What this all boils down to is that "Cool It, Carol!" is an okay little movie from 1970 with a reasonable storyline and some nudity. But it isn't overly memorable and now is probably more entertaining for those who were fans of this sort of British sexploitation movie back in the 70s.