MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,645 this week

The Love Goddesses (1965)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 332 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 5 critic

This insightful documentary features some of the major and most beautiful actresses to grace the silver screen. It shows how the movie industry changed its depiction of sex and actresses' ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 18 Jun 2011
 
a list of 3 titles
created 27 Sep 2012
 
a list of 1708 titles
created 19 Apr 2013
 
a list of 58 titles
created 03 Aug 2013
 
a list of 1212 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Love Goddesses (1965)

The Love Goddesses (1965) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Love Goddesses.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Her story is well-known - the lonely child who yearned for affection and approval which she finally seemed to find as Hollywood's greatest love goddess. But even though she scaled heights ... See full summary »

Directors: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter
Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Richard Widmark, Don Murray
Comedy | Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1876 Dawson wants to prevent a train from getting to Tomahawk CO on time, to keep it from competing with his stage coach line. Kit, who must get the train to its goal, forces Johnny ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Sale
Stars: Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter, Rory Calhoun
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue, he passes himself off as an actor playing him in order to get closer to the beautiful star of the show, Amanda Dell.

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Tony Randall
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor
Niagara (1953)
Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife and her husband reach the level of murder.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters
Bus Stop (1956)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A naive but stubborn cowboy falls in love with a saloon singer and tries to take her away against her will to get married and live on his ranch in Montana.

Director: Joshua Logan
Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Blake Washburn blames manufacturer MacFarland for his defeat in the race for re-election to the state legislature. He takes over his uncle's newspaper to take on big business as an enemy of... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Pierson
Stars: Jeffrey Lynn, Donald Crisp, Marjorie Reynolds
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The title river unites a farmer recently released from prison, his young son, and an ambitious saloon singer. In order to survive, each must be purged of anger, and each must learn to understand and care for the others.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Jean Negulesco
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun
Documentary | Short | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An examination of the life of actor and singer Paul Robeson, from his first major triumphs on the stage in the 1920s through his gradually increasing social activism in the 1930s and 1940s,... See full summary »

Director: Saul J. Turell
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Paul Robeson, Margaret Webster
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A 65-year-old printer hatches an elaborate scheme to avoid forced retirement.

Director: Harmon Jones
Stars: Monty Woolley, Thelma Ritter, David Wayne
Love Nest (1951)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jim and Connie's postwar New York building troubles keep Jim from working on his novel. Ex-WAC from Jim's army days Roberta moves in, further upsetting Connie but pleasing Jim's friend Ed. ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph M. Newman
Stars: June Haver, William Lundigan, Frank Fay
Handicap (1968)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Manolo Marinero
Stars: Elena Arnao, Fauzy Aziman, Ana Bravo
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Carl King ...
Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Herself (archive footage)
...
Herself (archive footage)
...
Herself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Herself (archive footage)
...
Herself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Herself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Herself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Herself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

This insightful documentary features some of the major and most beautiful actresses to grace the silver screen. It shows how the movie industry changed its depiction of sex and actresses' portrayal of sex from the silent movie era to the present. Classic scenes are shown from the silent movie, True Heart Susie, starring Lillian Gish, to Love Me Tonight (1932), blending sex and sophistication, starring Jeanette MacDonald (pre-Nelson Eddy) and to Elizabeth Taylor in, A Place in the Sun (1951), plus much , much more. Written by Kelly

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

"The Love Goddesses" is the story of sex in the movies.

Genres:

Documentary

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 March 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Love Goddesses: A History of Sex in the Cinema  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

| (Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The narrator erroneously refers to Mickey Rooney as Andy Hardy, a character he first played in 1937 in "A Family Affair". See more »

Connections

Features Clash by Night (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Lover
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Jeanette MacDonald
From Love Me Tonight (1932)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
full frontal glamor
20 March 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

One of the great docos ever made with excellent clips from films over 70 years of cinema.....and some absolutely impossible to see in the 21 st century, this is a must for all aficionados of silent and 30s female spectacle. Part of a series of film history docos like HAROLD LLOYD's WORLD OF COMEDY or MGMs BIG PARADE OF LAUGHTER this was about the women and their Hollywood gorgeousness. Very successful in 1965 upon release and never been seen much since.....the world changed a lot the next year, and more so the year after, this last stop before psychedelia and rock took over is a valentine to Paramount and Fox's female stars. Fascinating and quite revealing, literally.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Love Goddesses (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?