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Joseph W. Sarno (screenplay)
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Release Date:
February 1964 (Japan) See more »
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The sensation clubs! Partners in pleasure! Wild bottle parties! 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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Cast

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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)
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Directed by
Joseph W. Sarno  (as Joe Sarno)
 
Writing credits
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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)
 
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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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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Fictional anthropology, 18 December 2004
Author: kadar from Seattle

With very limited resources at this disposal (the budget, shooting time, and acting talent were clearly in short supply), Sarno has combined a poor plot with an almost anthropological approach to encapsulating the fashions (hair and clothing) and the physical landscape of domestic split-level commuter suburbia (Long Island, perhaps?) in the mid-1960s.

The visual titillation is very minimal, alas, so this isn't much of a sexploitation treat, but it does serve as almost a work of cinema verite, brought about by lack of resources for depicting anything beyond recording that physical milieu directly and accurately.

There is also some attempt as social commentary -- everyone's house is the same, and all the breadwinners (male, of course) take the 7:21 train into the city and return on the 6:35, while their wives stay home and try to fend off boredom). Too bad that Sarno wasn't given enough resources to develop and capture a vision.

As it is, this is sort of a proto-indie movie, wherein the filmmaker was allowed some degree of personal expression within the straitjacket of the highly inhibited sexploitation genre of the era.

SiTS would have benefited from more flesh, and more fleshing out. A nice curiosity nevertheless.

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