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The Gay Deceivers (1969)

Danny and Elliot avoid military service by pretending to be gay, but they have to act the part when the recruiting officer doesn't buy it.

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Kevin Coughlin ...
Danny Devlin
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Karen
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Elliot Crane (as Larry Casey)
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Leslie Devlin
Michael Greer ...
Malcolm
Sebastian Brook ...
Craig
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Colonel Dixon
Richard Webb ...
Mr. Devlin
Eloise Hardt ...
Mrs. Devlin
Jeanne Baird ...
Mrs. Conway
Dean Cromer ...
Psychiatrist (as Mike Kopcha)
Joe Tornatore ...
Sergeant Kravits
Robert Reese ...
Real Estate Agent
Christopher Riordan ...
Duane
Douglas Hume ...
Corporal (as Doug Hume)
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Danny and Elliot avoid military service by pretending to be gay, but they have to act the part when the recruiting officer doesn't buy it.

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Kent McCord was originally approached to play role that went to Lawrence P. Casey. See more »

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Elliot Crane: Can't we be ac/dc ?
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Referenced in Sex Freaks (1974) See more »

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A Gem
7 April 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This little movie, from the end of the 1960s, is perhaps one of the finest "gay" films ever made. It certainly ranks among my Top Five favorites of the genre. Two straight guys wanting to avoid the draft for Vietnam, decide to play gay. Seems like a silly idea for a movie, and it is, but despite the premise and the usual stereotypes (typical of the period) it really is harmless and lots of fun.

The two lead male actors are fine, and their female counterparts do quite well too. The star of this show, however, is Michael Greer, who is superb as the "gay landlord". His character is pretty much an extreme stereotype, but so what? He plays it to perfection, and is probably the most interesting character in the whole film. The scene where he accuses an older woman of trampling his flower bed is the singular most funny scene in the whole movie, and it's all because of his delivery. Other nifty aspects about this film: the the 60s views of a gay bar (with the Tom of Finland-esque drawings along the walls), the views of L.A. from the time, and the really dated fashions/styles.

A fun movie, definitely worth a look if you like "gay" films as a genre, or just amusing "cult" type films.


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