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How to Make a Doll (1968)

Unrated | | Sci-Fi, Comedy | 6 November 1968 (USA)
A nerdy professor who has no luck with women builds beautiful female robots to satisfy his sexual desires.

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(original screenplay) (as Sheldon Seymour), (original screenplay) (as Bert Wray)
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A series of short comedy sketches featuring the topic of sex. They include: a French governess who paints her breasts; a couple having sex on the Candid Camera TV show; Little Lord ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Wood ...
Percy Corley
Bobbi West ...
Agnes Turnbull / Dream Girl
Jim Vance ...
Dr. Hamilcar West
Elizabeth Davis ...
Mrs. Corley
Brett Jason Merriman ...
Mr. Turnbull
Geraldine Young ...
Mrs. Turnbull
Margie Lester ...
Dr. West's Dream Girl
W.C. Shue ...
Professor
Shelley Houston ...
Computer Girl #2
Eddie R. Mohr
Dolores Johnson ...
Computer Girl #1 (as Delores Johnson)
Joseph Smith
June Marie ...
Computer Girl #3
Kathy Cole ...
Student
Mary Robbins ...
Computer Girl #4
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A nerdy professor who has no luck with women builds beautiful female robots to satisfy his sexual desires.

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Sci-Fi | Comedy

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6 November 1968 (USA)  »

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How to Love a Doll  »

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Percy's red car is an Isetta, an Italian mini-car made in the '60s. See more »

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Featured in Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) See more »

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How to Make a Boring Movie
12 January 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

How to Make a Doll (1968)

* (out of 4)

A nerdy professor (Robert Wood) knows absolutely nothing about women, love, sex or anything that deals with the opposite sex. He goes to see another scientist who just happens to have created a machine that can make beautiful women.

Herschell Gordon Lewis' HOW TO MAKE A DOLL is a pretty boring film that's not going to appeal to too many people. The director will always be best known for his Blood Trilogy but he also made a great number of children's movies as well as softcore sex pictures. This one here seems like a mix between the two but those who enjoy the director's sex pictures will be disappointed that there's not even a hint of nudity here.

I'll be honest and admit that I'm really not sure who this film was aimed at. As a comedy there were a few funny bits but certainly not enough to fill up the 81 minute running time. After a while the nerdy scientist becomes rather boring as does the film. Even when the beautiful women show up there's just nothing overly thrilling seeing them in bathing suits. Again, I'm sure someone paid to watch this back in the day but it's pretty boring today.


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