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Joseph W. Sarno (screenplay)
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February 1964 (Japan) See more »
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After discovering that her mother is involved in an adulterous affair, a pretty high school student seeks help from a neighbor... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Judy Young ... Kathy Lewis (as Alice Linville)
W.B. Parker ... Louis Muse

Audrey Campbell ... Geraldine Lewis

Dyanne Thorne ... Yvette Talman (as Lahna Monroe)
Marla Ellis ... Lisa Francis
Richard Tatro ... Roy Minton
Derek Crane ... Scott Lewis
Ella Daphni ... Peggy Thomas
Charles Clements ... Cliff Haddison
Wayne Roberts ... Jimmy Reed
John Aristedes ... Tad Benton
William Donaldson ... Larry Harket
Joseph Garri ... Henry Francis
Mari Kiselle ... Pam
Carla Conners ... Teen Age Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neil Bogart ... Orgy member (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph W. Sarno  (as Joe Sarno)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joseph W. Sarno  screenplay (as Joe Sarno)

Produced by
Earl B. Bradley .... executive producer (as Bradley Burton)
Harold Bradley .... associate producer
Original Music by
Sam S. Fiedel (music scored by)
Cinematography by
James J. Markos (director of photography)
Film Editing by
James J. Markos 
Costume Design by
Florence Ryan 
Makeup Department
Vincent Loscalzo .... hair stylist (as Vincent Loscolzo)
Vincent Loscalzo .... makeup artist (as Vincent Loscolzo)
Production Management
James J. Markos .... production supervisor
Sound Department
Nicholas Magalios .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard E. Brooks .... assistant camera
Norman Contreras .... gaffer
Other crew
Brigitte Bernard .... script clerk (as Brigette Bernard)
John Nicholas .... production assistant
Irene V. Weston .... production coordinator (as Irene Weston)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Love in the Suburbs" - USA (bowdlerized title)
"Shame in the Suburbs" - USA (bowdlerized title)
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USA:88 min
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A mature and intelligent sexploitation film?, 16 January 2007
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

A mature and intelligent sexploitation film? "Sin in the Suburbs" fills that bill well. Joe Sarno obviously isn't interested in simple titillation. The film keeps the nudity to the most minimal possible (any actual nudity is brief and partial). Most of the film concentrates more on what drives people to such bizarre sexual acts as opposed to focusing on the acts themselves. The characters are all honest, sympathetic, and considerably well-developed. The film deals with such potentially exploitable elements in a tasteful way. Sarno was far more ambitious than Barry Mahon and the other nudie filmmakers, and while he isn't on the level of Bergman (as some of his defenders claim), he's certainly worth a look. The brilliant scenes with the club may recall "Eyes Wide Shut". His screenplay is also good with some surprisingly clever dialog. Plus, the cutting between scenes is impressive.

There are several things that drag the film down. While some of the acting is good, some of it is mediocre, but this is more forgivable considering the resources Sarno had to work with. The main stars turn in competent performances, which is what ultimately matters. What is a bit more problematic is the absolutely horrible pacing. While Sarno was an intelligent man and he crafted an unique and stylish picture, "Sin in the Suburbs" seriously drags at moments, unbearably so occasionally. This prevents it from being a true cult classic. Still, its interesting just because its a sexploitation film done with a degree of smarts. (6/10)

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