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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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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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Hot dang, that thar witch really is nekkid! See more (11 total) »

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)
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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)
 
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Adrian Mosser .... color consultant
 

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Runtime:
59 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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USA:M (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (1975)
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Shot in 1960, not released until 1964.See more »
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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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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Hot dang, that thar witch really is nekkid!, 10 January 2010
Author: ofumalow from United States

This early Larry Buchanan opus is barely feature length at 59 minutes, yet it requires considerable padding to get even that far: It opens with a nearly ten-minute pseudo-documentary prologue discussing the history of witchery (and making use of a lot of Hieronymous Bosch imagery), then follows that with travelogue footage and an explanation of how a Texas small town remained a largely German-speaking one, over a century since its creation by German settlers. (This is accompanied by shots of flaxen-haired children in traditional garb dancing, singing and skipping around, very much kitsch like the German part of Disney's "It's a Small World.") Then our handsome collegiate hero tells us in voice-over-- there's not a lot of actual dialogue in this movie--why he's driving to this outback. He's researching a thesis paper on the region, notably its own witchcraft legends and persecutions.

Other people have described the minimalist plot well enough. What should be pointed out, however, is that "The Naked Witch" is--as the title suggests--more a "nudie cutie" masquerading as a horror movie than anything else. The witch does indeed appear nude-- raised from the dead, she's nekkid, and wanders around teasingly semi-hidden by shadow, shrubbery and fences until she literally rips off a dress from the heroine. (At one point the witch actress was apparently over-exposed, because a crude black bar appears on screen to cover her naughty bits.) Later the hero spies her skinny-dipping in a pretty murky-looking river, and we see her topless for quite a stretch. She seduces him, and they have a sort of sex scene--of course not at all explicit, but it's still rare for a movie of this era to make it so clear that intercourse has occurred.

Anyway, this quirky sexploitation/horror melange--with its violence so discreet as to be almost non-existent--is amusingly odd and too brief to become boring.

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