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The Naked Witch
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Writers:
Larry Buchanan (written by) and
Claude Alexander (written by)
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Release Date:
1961 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The strangest story ever told! See more »
Plot:
A student researching the German settlements of Central Texas unearths the grave of a reputed witch... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Denis Adams
Charles West
Howard Ware
Jack Herman
Marilyn Pope
Der Saengerbund Children's Choir
Jo Maryman ... Kirska
Robert Short ... The Student
Libby Hall ... The Naked Witch
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rae Forbes ... (uncredited)

Gary Owens ... Narrator of Prologue (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Claude Alexander 
Larry Buchanan 
 
Writing credits
Larry Buchanan (written by) and
Claude Alexander (written by)

Produced by
Claude Alexander .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ray Plagens 
 
Film Editing by
Claude Alexander 
Larry Buchanan 
 
Production Management
John F. Rickert .... production manager (as John Rickert)
 
Sound Department
S.F. Brownrigg .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ralph K. Johnson .... camera operator (as Ralph Johnson)
 
Editorial Department
Adrian Mosser .... color consultant
 

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Runtime:
59 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
USA:M (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (1975)
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Trivia:
Copyright date in the film's credits is 1961.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The Naked Witch's purloined peignoir set changes in the cave; first she's wearing the short, one-shoulder negligee, then in the same scene she seems to be wearing the diaphanous robe, then she's suddenly back in the short, one-shoulder piece after she seduces the student with her dance. During her dance, she is clearly wearing inexplicably obtained white underpants as well.See more »
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Featured in Twisted Sex: Volume 22 (2006) (V)See more »

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8 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Look ...No Clothes!, 27 May 2001

I am disappointed. I am dismayed. I am disgruntled. I began watching this video thinking I was about to see the first film of horror/cult icon Andy Milligan(still have not seen one of his films) only to see that it was directed by Larry Buchanan. It seems that in 1964 there were two...yes, that's right TWO films made and both titled The Naked Witch. Why the lack of creativity on someone's part I know not, but until I began watching this film and then researching it, I was in the dark on this tidbit of information. Not only that(and this information came courtesy the other reviewer on here) it seems that the version of The Naked Witch I watched(say that fast ten times!) has two versions as well, yes, that's right TWO versions, one in black and white and one in color! Well, I bet you can guess which version I saw. Thanks Sinister Cinema! I ended up seeing the old distorted black and white version with the poor audio and the scratchy film quality. While I was watching, I was contented that this was the best quality available, but now I know it comes in a pristine print put out by Something Weird Video and in COLOR! Now, I must get the color print to watch, even though the movie is by no means great. As I write this review, I want you to bear in mind that I did not see the best print. The story is about a student in Texas writing a paper on witches in German folklore in Texas. He meets people that are friendly but clam up when the supernatural is mentioned. Robert Short plays the student and narrates throughout the whole film, and his performance can only be described as wooden. Anyway, to make a long story short...he somehow raises the old, century-dead witch of the village who reeks her revenge on the descendants of the men responsible for burning her. The witch does rise from her grave and we see her old face(which is nothing more than a plastic mask) turn into her young face. She is of course naked...hence the title, although nothing really is very erotic about her, nor do we really see much except her shoulders. The story is decent, however, and I was entertained through much of it. For me the best part is the prologue about the history of witchcraft with paintings and narrated by Gary Owens(his first major job!) I bet they are something(as in Something Weird Video) in color!!!

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