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Nature's Playmates (1962)

Unrated | | Drama | 26 December 1962 (USA)
Chicago private detective Russell Harper and his assistant, Diana, travel to a Florida nudist camp to find a missing husband and both of them soon become embroided with the life of nudists while falling in love with each other.

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(as Lewis H. Gordon)

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(story) (as Seymour Zeletarell), (screenplay) (as Ben T. Williams)
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Cast overview:
Allison Louise Downe ...
Diana Scott (as Vicki Miles)
Scott Osborne ...
Russell Harper
Peter Lathrop ...
Peter / Paul Elliott
Teri Stevens ...
Sandra Elliott
Al Glick ...
Camp Director #1
Fred Gordon ...
Camp Director #2
Craig Maudslay Jr. ...
Nudist
Warrene Gray ...
Nudist
Ingrun Albert ...
Nudist
Marsha Monnet ...
Nudist
Elaine Roberts ...
Nudist
Judy Parsons ...
Nudist
Shirley Gresham ...
Nudist
Doris Wisher ...
Nudist
Amy O'Donnell ...
Nudist
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Chicago private detective Russell Harper and his assistant, Diana, travel to a Florida nudist camp to find a missing husband and both of them soon become embroided with the life of nudists while falling in love with each other.

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Playmates for Sure
13 May 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Nature's Playmates (1962)

** (out of 4)

Diana (Allison Louise Downe) and her private detective boss (Scott Osborne) are hired by a wife whose husband has gone missing. She believes that her husband is at a nudist camp in Florida so Diana and her boss must go undercover to try and find him.

I've often said that of all the sexploitation genres the nudie is perhaps my least favorite. After all, these films are extremely out of touch with the current times and even when you watch them for a nostalgia reason it's hard to sit through their awful stories and slow running times. Herschell Gordon Lewis made a handful of these films and this one here actually wasn't that bad.

Obviously if you're looking for high art then you should still stay away from this but if you're a fan of the genre then there's much worse out there. I thought the lead actress was quite cute and she certainly helped carry the film. As with most nudies, this was shot silent with a voice over track added and even the person doing her voice adds some charm that comes across. Of course, the main reason this film will be viewed today is the for nudist colony scenes and they're pretty much what you'd expect from a film like this. There are some pretty silly moments including dancing the Twist as well as one dealing with taking showers before and after going swimming.


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