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Russ Meyer's Lorna (1964)

Lorna (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 11 September 1964 (USA)
Lorna has been married to Jim for a year, but still hasn't been satisfied sexually. While Jim is working at the salt mine, she is raped by an escaped convict, but falls in lust with him. ... See full summary »

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Lorna
Mark Bradley ...
The Convict
James Rucker ...
Jim
Hal Hopper ...
Luther
Doc Scortt ...
Jonah
Althea Currier ...
Ruthie
Fred Owens ...
Ezra (as F. Rufus Owens)
Frank Bolger ...
Silas
Ken Parker ...
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The Man of God
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Lorna has been married to Jim for a year, but still hasn't been satisfied sexually. While Jim is working at the salt mine, she is raped by an escaped convict, but falls in lust with him. Meanwhile Jim's buddies are giving him a hard time about Lorna's supposed infidelity, not realizing how close to the mark they really are. Trouble starts when Jim gets home early from work because it's their anniversary. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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$60,000 (estimated)
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Maria Andre was under contract already to play the character Lorna, and about to start filming, when the producer Russ Meyer learned of the availability of Lorna Maitland - a blonde with bigger breasts who eventually got the lead part. See more »

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Luther: Well, if she's getting all her sleep in the night time... she must be real busy in the day time.
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Featured in Mondo Topless (1966) See more »

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Lorna
Written by Hal Hopper
Sung by Bob Grabeau
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it strikes such a basic chord, one is in awe at how simple Meyer has made it look.
9 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Top notch Meyer with magnificent b/w photography, assured and vigorous editing and a super effective soundtrack. The presence of Lorna Maitland does nothing to distract but this is a movie about much more than DD breasts. It is far more about the very nature of man and woman. It is uncomfortable stuff with men delighting in humiliating and fighting each other and the possibility of getting the woman of their dreams. The rapes, both non consensual and vaguely consensual, turning romantic, are difficult but intrinsic to the flimsy, but oh so basic and believable storyline. The soothsayer and rather melodramatic ending may be a little over the top but this is a fine well told tale of human animals lusting and being lusted over. Sex, eating and dying, just about sums this up and it strikes such a basic chord, one is in awe at how simple Meyer has made it look.


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