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The Swinger (1966)

An authoress writes a steaming sex-novel and proceeds to live out her heroine's adventures.

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Goody-goody girl journalist Kelly Olsson (Ann-Margret Olsson) poses as a "swinger" to impress the horny stud editor of "Girl-lure" men's magazine (Tony Franciosa) to get him to publish her steaming sex story instead of her posing as his next nude centerfold. She spends the rest of the movie convincing the Girl-lure staff she is the girl in the story she has written about. Written by alfiehitchie

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Trivia

Although production wrapped in late 1965, a campy pop art prologue/epilogue (comic book-style words like "POW!," "WHAM!", etc. superimposed over Ann-Margret as she swung across screen on a swing, echoing Bye Bye Birdie (1963)'s filmic bookends) was subsequently filmed to cash in on the success of TV's Batman (1966), which debuted in early 1966. See more »

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Sir Hubert Charles: I know, I know! It's been said that Sir Hubert, here, has a dirty mind. Well, I just can't help it!
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References Nudes of All Nations (1962) See more »

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Oh So Bad
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Music and Lyrics by Marty Paich
Performed by Ann-Margret
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Don't take the film too seriously
22 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The previous reviewer apparently thinks The Swinger is intended to be a social commentary on the 1960's. This is not that deep of a film. I would say that since the film was produced in 1966, it is reflective of the times. The fashion and music of the movie is indicative of what people were wearing and listening to in 1966. The Woodstock era and the follow on Easy Rider type films were several years away. In 1966, psychedelic was a term more associated with loud colored fashion, and also alluded to a promiscuous lifestyle, rather than LSD. This film is in touch with the lifestyle of the majority of young people in 1966.

The Swinger was a daring film for 1966, as far as innuendo and scanty clothing are concerned. The nudity portrayed later in the decade and on into the 70's, was not present in American film yet. By today's standards for mainstream film, the clothing (or lack there of) of Ann-Margret is far more daring than what you would see a female star do today. This is a very sexy movie for the period, with Miss Margret performing two elongated song and dance numbers (one as a stripper) in which she gets down to bare essentials. This probably had a lot to do with the films box office, as it was probably a bit too risqué for middle America at the time.

This film is shown often on AMC, but the version shown now is an edited one, in which a couple of the dance scenes have been cut short. I have not seen the unedited version for more than 30 years, and doubt that copies of it still exist.


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