"Every man should meet a free-flying stewardess once in his lifetime - Fly girls who know what to do for and to a man." Incredible Danish mod film by American director Jack O'Connell. Birthe Tove plays Christa, a ravishingly beautiful airline stewardess who lives, it seems, to seduce men. Featuring amazing fashion, brilliant scenery, and a stunning soundtrack produced by Manfred Mann.
Swedish Fly Girls (1971) aka Christa
Country: Denmark | USA | Director: Jack O'Connell
Language: English, Danish | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 99mn
USA Release Date: 20 August 1971 (New York City, New York)
The soundtrack performers are all uncredited except for Manfred Mann as producer, but they include Melanie, Sandy Denny, Mose Henry and Manfred Mann. A film by Jack O'Connell based on a Medieval Legend “Tancred L'amour”. It was the first film ever edited to the beat of the music. It was also marketed under the title Christa, and was presented under this name at the Cannes Festival in 1971.
NOTE: The audio dialogue of this movie keeps switching from English to Danish, so you probably missed a few plot points.
Swedish Fly Girls Summary (contains SPOILERS)
Danish airline stewardess Christa often has short-term affairs with her male passengers at her apartment in Copenhagen. Her fling with a wealthy businessman named Torben results in pregnancy. Torben wants Christa to end the pregnancy and they break up when she refuses and has a baby boy, Rolf. Christa wants to marry, but none of her lovers are willing to take on the responsibility of a family until she meets Derek, a vacationing lawyer. But just as her relationship with Derek is blossoming, Torben comes back into Christa's life to reclaim her and the baby. The angry Derek attempts to prove that Christa is an unfit mother and have her baby taken away from her and she finds herself forced to go back to Torben in order to keep Rolf. But when Torben has business problems, he kills himself and Christa reunites with Derek in the hope that they can repair their relationship and raise Rolf together.