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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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Danny Devlin
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Karen
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Elliot Crane (as Larry Casey)
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Leslie Devlin
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Craig
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Colonel Dixon
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Mr. Devlin
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Mrs. Devlin (as Eloise Hardt)
Jeanne Baird ...
Mrs. Conway
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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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25 April 1980 (West Germany)  »

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'Eles' Se Divertem  »

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In an early draft of the script, the protagonists were Hollywood stuntmen. See more »

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Elliot Crane: Can't we be ac/dc ?
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Unforgettable
5 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

The impact of this film recently became clear to me when I realized that having seen it only once, nearly 25 years ago, I was still thinking of it. It has become part of my internal landscape, and I tend to compare every comedic treatment of gays on film to my memory of The Gay Deceivers. It is rather sad to think that the best and probably most honest comedy about gay life in America was made so long ago, and in a time when homosexuality was still rarely hinted at in main-stream cinema. See this rare and wonderful film if you can -- urge your local film festival, art house or PBS station to acquire the rights to screen it. It deserves to be rediscovered by a new generation.


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