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3 December 1975 (France) See more »
When a frustrated woman's innermost fantasies become a reality...
An attractive but conservative mid-30's housewife stays at the house of her sexually open daughter and soon becomes involved in her daughter's swinger lifestyle. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A Joe Sarno Classic featuring Jennifer Welles at her best! See more (10 total) »


  (in credits order)

Mary Mendum ... Carole (as Rebecca Brooke)
Jennifer Welles ... Jennifer Robinson
Chris Jordan ... Anna
Eric Edwards ... Pete

David Hausman ... Eddie
Juliet Jay ... Penny (as Lana Joyce)
Erica Eaton ... Mrs. Carrie Fields
Arlana Blue ... Shandara

Directed by
Joseph W. Sarno 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joseph W. Sarno 

Produced by
Tom Brumberger .... producer
Joseph W. Sarno .... producer (as Joe Sarno)
Phil Voza .... producer (as Felix F. Voza)
Original Music by
Jack Justis 
Cinematography by
Stephen Colwell (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Joseph W. Sarno  (as Joe Sarno)
Phil Voza  (as Felix F. Voza)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Brumberger .... assistant director
Sound Department
Phil Voza .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Norman Berns .... assistant camera (as Norman C. Berns)
Mik Cribben .... key grip (as Mik Cribbens)
Douglas Milt .... gaffer (as Doug Milt)
Music Department
Jack Justis .... performer: original music
Other crew
Paul Kuchukian .... production assistant
Paul Larissey .... production assistant (as Paul Larisey)
Peggy Steffans .... script supervisor
Susan Zwerman .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Confession of an American Housewife" - USA (short title)
"Confessions of an American Housewife" - UK (video title)
"Temptation" - UK (video title)
"Признания молодой домохозяйки" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Echanges" - France (imdb display title)
"Familienorgie" - West Germany
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105 min | UK:80 min | USA:73 min (DVD version)
Sound Mix:
Australia:R18+ (cut) | Australia:RC (original rating) (1977) | UK:X

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Director Trademark: [Joseph W. Sarno] [Incest]See more »
Eddie:Jennifer, I've got a chance for a job, on the west coast. Would you... would you go there with me?
Jennifer Robinson:What about Carole?
Eddie:I'm asking *you* to go with me.
Jennifer Robinson:Why me?
Eddie:Where do I start? You're exciting.
Jennifer Robinson:Carole's not exciting?
Eddie:Carole's exciting too. But you flip me out.
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A Joe Sarno Classic featuring Jennifer Welles at her best!, 22 October 2006
Author: drkknt1 from United States

First saw this gem from Joe Sarno way back when, and I must say that after seeing it, I could never forget Jennifer Welles. At first I thought the film was moving a bit slower than i would expect for a Sarno film, but when Jennifer made her entrance, the first time I ever saw her anywhere, I was sat up and took notice. Her presence in this film is hard to avoid, and spices up every scene she's involved in. I've seen most of the rest of Sarno's films, and the other films starring or featuring Jennifer Welles, and I must say that this was both Sarno and Jennifer at their collective best. Sarno's direction in this film of domestic adult drama is superb, and Jennifer showed (figuratively and literally) an acting prowess that make this a must see. Co-stars Rebecca Brooke (aka Mary Mendum) and Chris Jordan, both frequent co-stars of Ms. Welles, and also frequent stars of Sarno's work, turn in believable performances as a pair of adventurous, yet normal housewives. This film is Sarno classic.

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