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  (in credits order)
Casey Larrain ... Mrs. Van Updyke (as Casey Lorraine)
Ron Darby ... Peter Parker
Keith McConnell ... Lord Farthingay (as Ken Wade)
Donna Young ... Big Bertha
Anna Travers ... Lillie (as Alida Tennant)

Sandy Dempsey ... Gertie
Pete Dawson ... Jeeves

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Joseph F. Robertson  (as Charleton Roberts)
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Joseph F. Robertson (written by) (as Charleton Roberts)

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Joseph F. Robertson .... producer (as Charleton Roberts)
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Robertson (photographed by) (as Charleton Roberts)


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Also Known As:
"Afternoon Tease" - USA (alternative title)
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65 min | 66 min (DVD-R edition)
Australia:R18+ (cut) (1980) | USA:X

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Fun if one-note late era soft-core, 3 April 2015
Author: lor_ from New York, New York

LORD FARTHINGAY'S HOLIDAY is a soft-core sex comedy arriving a bit late in the cycle, its 1972 debut following the hardcore success of DEEP THROAT and many other explicit films. What might have seemed quite daring at one time was rendered old-hat and antiquated.

Script is simple as can be: the Brit of the title is relaxing at Mrs. VanUpdyke's home when a mistake by butler Jeeves (porn stalwart Pete Dawson) results in 3 cute hookers arriving for afternoon tea's entertainment, instead of a band.

The resulting farce is one-note and low-brow under the direction of Joseph Robertson, a porn pioneer whose career careens from quality to terrible almost randomly. His choice of leading lady was astute: Casey Lorraine, who had starred for Robertson's associate Ed Wood and here is delightful as the haughty, affected society lady who transforms completely when she gets laid (by both the butler and the handyman).

Dawson with his Aussie accent is perfect as Jeeves, while Ron Darby is an acquired taste as the leering, rape-prone goof-ball of a handyman. Girls are quite sexy and uninhibited (though strictly soft-core in content, the film does include stiff pricks occasionally on screen). Sandy Dempsey has the smallest role, an odd decision since she was the most successful of the ladies in the cast.

Perhaps if Robertson had concocted some action or plot twists to keep the ball rolling (film's payoff comes about 15 minutes in, with well over a half an hour left for repetition and running around going nowhere) he might have made a decent film. As is, it's merely porn filler, good looking enough to be categorized as a real movie and not just grind-house detritus but completely trivial.

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