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Derek Ford (script by)
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Release Date:
December 1974 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Commuter husbands...they have their hands full in the office! See more »
Plot:
Six stories that document the awkward sex lives of Englishmen. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Gabrielle Drake ... The Story Teller / The Wife
Robin Bailey ... The Husband
Heather Chasen ... The Wife

Jane Cardew ... The Secretary
Raymond Marlowe ... The Lover (as Ray Marlowe)
Mike Britton ... The Dreamer
Nicola Austin ... The Dream Girl (as Nicola Austine)
Dick Haydon ... Arthur (as Dick Hayden)
Claire Gordon ... Carla
Brenda Peters ... Lola
Dervis Ward ... The Husband
Dorothea Phillips ... The Wife
Yokki Rhodes ... The Secretary (as Yocki Rhodes)
Timothy Parkes ... The Visitor (as Timothy Parks)
Robin Culver ... The Husband
John Barcroft ... Mario
Valerie Stanton ... Marion

George Selway ... Charles Worth
Valerie Wallace ... Receptionist
Mia Martin ... Party girl
Fiona Victory ... Meditating girl
Francoise Unwin ... French girl
Pat Montgomery
Shirley Harmer

Tony Barton
Vasilios Petses
David Grey ... Prostitute's Client
Amanda Hawes
Tony Greer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tara Lynn ... Second Dream Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Derek Ford 
 
Writing credits
Derek Ford (script by)

Produced by
Morton M. Lewis .... producer (as Morton Lewis)
 
Original Music by
Terry Warr 
 
Cinematography by
Morton M. Lewis (photography) (as Morton Lewis)
Roy Pointer (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Bailey 
Roy Deverell 
 
Art Direction by
Edmond Konkel 
 
Makeup Department
Marsha Lewis .... hair stylist
Anni Taylor .... makeup artist (as Ann Taylor)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Gill .... assistant director
Rodney Standen .... assistant director
 
Art Department
John Arden .... production buyer
 
Sound Department
Malcolm Bristow .... dubbing mixer
Laurie Burke .... sound crew
Robin Clegg .... sound crew
Ernie Cousins .... sound crew
Brian Marshall .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Boyle .... camera operator
Brian Elvin .... camera operator
Tony Garrett .... camera grip
Dezo Hoffman .... stills
Bert Lloyd .... gaffer
Eamonn O'Keeffe .... camera crew
 
Music Department
Terry Warr .... conductor
 
Other crew
Christine Fenton .... continuity
Carl Simons .... production assistant
Stewart Yeff .... titles
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • De Lane Lea  sound re-recording (as De Lane Lea Studios, London)

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sex Games" -
"Maris en quête de sensations" - France (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
85 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
More nonsense from Derek Ford, 29 October 2009
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

Being kind of weird guy, I don't really watch sex comedies for the sex, so of course I'm a big fan of 70's British sex comedies where you don't have to worry too much about any hot sex scenes getting in the way of the preposterous stories or the "comedy" (which is often pretty entertaining, but rarely for the reasons originally intended).This is a portmanteau sex comedy like "The Wife Swappers" or "Sex and the Other Woman". The subject here is the "battle between the sexes". In the first story an unfaithful husband and wife both take their respective lovers to the same hotel. In the second story a plumber does some work at the swank apartment of a French glamor actress and gets involved in a swinging party. This story, like a lot of British sex comedies of the era (i.e."Confessions of a Window Cleaner, "Adventures of a Taxi Driver)really caters to the fantasies of the male British working class (which apparently involved getting grease all over the bare boobs and butts of the kind of glamorous women they could never have in real life).The third story is a kind of throwaway fantasy about a guy imagining he is an outlaw biker and chasing naked woman around. The fourth story is about a peeping tom getting his comeuppance.

The stories are narrated by Gabrielle Drake. Like many actresses in these films, Drake was probably too talented for the genre, but she sure had the body for it. Unfortunately, you don't get to see much of it here (try "Au Pair Girls" instead). Ditto with Jane Cardew (who plays the husband's secretary/lover in the first story) and, most regrettably, Claire Gordon (who plays the French actress). Gordon played the luscious college girl in "Konga" who Michael Gough's evil professor literally goes ape for; however, she has little more than a cameo here. Famed smut director Derek Ford does manage to shoehorn in a quite few, pretty graphic sex scenes in the version I saw, but they all involve anonymous--and not always very attractive--actresses, and these scenes were no doubt shot after-the-fact to spice up the film for more liberal markets, since they were a little too racy for Britian at that time. As the other review mentioned, the gorgeous Nicola Austine appears in the motorcycle story--as usual with no lines and no clothes. Austine was not really an actress, but she became somewhat famous just for being in so MANY scenes in so MANY movies like this.

Derek Ford was one of the most notorious sex directors in Britain because he often shot his own additional footage for the "foreign version" of his films, which eventually would involve hardcore scenes as the 70's wore on. (Even by non-British standards the foreign version of his film "Sex Express" aka "Diversions" is considered one of the most disturbing porn films of the 70's). This film though is mostly just a lot of nonsense, but it does have marginal entertainment value.

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