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Glass Houses (1972)

Teenage Kim is in love with her father, Victor, a middle class L.A. businessman who's sleeping with her peer, Jean, while Victor's wife is sleeping with a local novelist. Kim seduces Victor's business partner, Ted, to get to Victor.


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Credited cast:
Bernard Barrow Bernard Barrow ... Victor
Deirdre Lenihan Deirdre Lenihan ... Kim
Jennifer O'Neill ... Jean
Ann Summers Ann Summers ... Victor's Wife
Phillip Pine ... Ted
Clarke Gordon Clarke Gordon ... The Novelist
Eve McVeagh Eve McVeagh ... Gray-haired woman at civic meeting
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rhoda Anderson Rhoda Anderson ... Brunette hitchhiker
Janice Barr Janice Barr
Alma Beltran ... Victor and Adele's housemaid
George Berkeley George Berkeley ... (as George Berkley)
Gar Campbell Gar Campbell ... Ralph
Chris Carmody Chris Carmody
Mary Carver ... Fran
Al Checco Al Checco ... Man wearing black cravat at civic meeting


Teenage Kim is in love with her father, Victor, a middle class L.A. businessman who's sleeping with her peer, Jean, while Victor's wife is sleeping with a local novelist. Kim seduces Victor's business partner, Ted, to get to Victor.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Father...mistress...daughter...friend...wife...THE STORY OF THE SENSUOUS FAMILY! See more »


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

7 January 1972 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Magellan Pictures See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?


The movie was classified as 'O' by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic News Service Media Review Office (USCCB), being 'morally offensive'. See more »


Kim: [Coming downstairs to the kitchen to her parents] Dad says all children should belong to the state so people wouldn't have to get married.
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Crazy Credits

Unlike other films, GLASS HOUSES does not have any credits whatsoever at the film's end. The final scene, and its music builds to a crescendo, and the fade out is followed by the Columbia Pictures logo. The total lack of credits at the end of the scene was presumably intended to heighten the sense of suspense the film wished to convey to its audience, preferring a quiet, pensive close to the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Australian broadcast of the film in 1990 on late-night television was rated AOM, being Adults Only Modified for Television, meaning that the film was censored for television viewing. The 1995 broadcast of the movie was rated M, which did not mention for viewers if it had been cut for TV unlike the film's previous rating. See more »

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portrait of an era
16 February 2005 | by felipesjSee all my reviews

I watched this movie incidentally on Spanish TVE, Sunday late at night many years ago, and it planted a disturbing but lasting effect in my mind. Every now and then I look for the film in the internet, or in every TV channel I can get home, but to no avail. I didn't see it from the beginning. I recently saw "Bob, Carol, Ted & Alice", the "established" Paul Mazursky's portrait of that era of free love and "strange" personal and group behavior, later remodeled somewhat into "new age". I still don't know if "Bob..." was ironic in its happy feelings. "Glass Houses" was fully tragic and more accurate I think. French writer Michel Houellebecq has described well the French equivalent to this in his book "Les particules elementales" (don't know the English title, but sure it's very similar).

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