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Jim Macher (screenplay)
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Release Date:
March 1969 (USA) See more »
Winner Best Erotic Film Cannes Film Festival
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  (in credits order)
Harvey Shain ... Romeo (as Forman Shane)
William Rotsler ... The Prince (as Shannon Carse)
Dee Lockwood ... Juliet (as Diedra Nelson)
Wendell Swink ... Friar Laurence
Mickey Jines ... Lady Capulet
James Brand ... Narrator / Derek the Hunchback (also as Sydney Carlysle)
Karen Thomas ... Maid #1
Jay Edwards ... Balthasar
Pat Davis ... Maid #2
Vincene Wallace ... The Nurse
Don Allman ... Gregory (as Don Jones)
Mia Coco ... Maid #3 (as Tiffany Lane)
Victoria Bond ... Maid #4 (as Elenor Rigby)
Steve Vincent ... Lord Montague (as Adam Lawrence)
Antoinette Maynard ... Maid #5
Dorthea Cristie ... Maid #6
Jay Fineberg ... Paris (as Marvin Sweetbody)
Kelly ... The Stagehand
Stuart Lancaster ... Lord Capulet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Austin ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Bob Hunter ... Audience Member with Yellow Sleeves / Talking Head (uncredited)
Jack King ... Portly Audience Member (uncredited)
Johnny Legend ... Audience Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Perry Jr.  (as A.P. Stootsberry)
Writing credits
Jim Macher (screenplay) (as Jim Maher)

William Shakespeare  play "Romeo and Juliet" (uncredited)

Produced by
Harry H. Novak .... producer
Peter Perry Jr. .... producer (as A.P. Stootsberry)
Cinematography by
Dwayne Avery (photographer) (as Dwayne Rayven)
Film Editing by
Mark Perri 
Art Direction by
Earl Marshall 
Makeup Department
Tony Tierney .... makeup artist
Production Management
Bethel Buckalew .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Judson .... assistant director
Sound Department
Michael Bennett .... boom boy (as Mike Bennett)
Paul Taylor .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... lighting (as Richard Aguilar)
Frank Nardi .... grip
Peter Sorel .... assistant photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandy Root .... wardrobe girl
Other crew
Pam Eddy .... script girl

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Juliet's Desire" -
"The Sex Life of Romeo and Juliet" - USA (alternative title)
"Amori proibiti di Giulietta e Romeo" - Italy (alternative title)
"Amori segreti di Romeo e Giulietta" - Italy (imdb display title)
"Das geheime Sexualleben von Romeo und Julia" - West Germany
"La vida sexual secreta de Romeo y Julieta" - Venezuela
"La vie sexuelle de Romeo et Juliette" - France (imdb display title)
"Romeo och Julias hemliga sexliv" - Sweden
"Romeo og Julies hemmelige sexliv" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Romeon ja Julian salattu elämä" - Finland
"Secret sexlife of Romeo and Juliet" - Netherlands (imdb display title)
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96 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Finland:(Banned) (1969) | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Sweden:15 | USA:NC-17 (certificate #30908)

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The cast/character credits are spoken directly to the camera by the actors themselves.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs "Laugh-In" (1967)See more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
let's just call it an acquired taste, 18 June 2007
Author: movieman_kev from United States

A soft-core take on Romeo and Juliet is played out before a rowdy audience in this Novak produced sleaze-fest. A lot of the humor found within this film is of the "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in" variety, that should be a good barometer of how much or how little enjoyment that you'll get from watching it. Granted interspersing ultra-corny jokes in between the sex scenes does get tedious after a short while, but the girls are all beautiful in that late '60's/ear;y '70's type of way and that alone is enough to carry the picture. While this movie will NEVER be considered a classic in any way shape or form, it's still one of Bethel Buckalew's better movies (not nearly as good as "the Pigkeeper's Daughter, but miles above Sassy Sue & Below the Belt)

My Grade: C

Something Weird DVD Extras: Commentary by Harry Novak and friends; 2 short features (Cleopatra's milk bath, and Cleopatra's asp); gallery of Harry Novak art; Theatrical trailer; and Trailers for "the Brazen women of Balzac", "A Clock Work Blue". "Fanny Hill", "the Nine Ages of Nakedness", & "Roman Love Triangle" (The Notorious Cleopatra is also on this double feature DVD)

Eye Candy: Deidre Nelson, Mickey Jines, Karen Thomas, Pat Davis, Vincene Wallace, Tiffany Lane, Elenor Rigby, Antoinette Maynerd, & Dorthea Christie all show much skin numerous times

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