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Director:
Writers:
Martin Locke (written by) &
John Eliot (written by) ...
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Release Date:
March 1970 (UK) See more »
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The Film They Tried To Stop! See more »
Plot:
A brainy sex flick with a sense of humor, the film begins with a narrator/mummy who guides us through... See more » | Add synopsis »
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silly, offbeat horror anthology movie from an experimental filmmaker and big movie fan See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Richard Schulman ... The Judge
Janet Spearman ... The Judge's Wife
Dorothy Grumbar ... Photographer
Anthony Rowlands ... The Model
Norma Eden ... Norma, the Photographer's Assistant
George Herbert ... The Steward
Kenneth Benda ... Sacha Seremona
Yvonne Quenet ... Mary-Clare
Reid Anderson ... Dr. Rilke
Sylvia Delamere ... The Nurse
Cathy Howard ... The Cat Burglar
Mike Britton ... The Burgled Man (as Mike Briton)
Maria Frost ... Lindy Leigh
Peter Carlisle ... Col. X
Stephen Preston ... Philpott (as Steve Preston)
Graham Burrows ... The Military Attaché
Mike Patten ... Flicker Flashback Boy
Raymond George ... Flicker Flashback Boy
Karrie Lambert ... Flicker Flashback Lady
Joyce Crossley ... Flicker Flashback Lady (as Joyce Leigh Crossley)
Nicola Austin ... The Flicker Flashback Girl (as Nicola Austine)
Elliott Stein ... The Strange Young Man / The Mummy
Sue Bond ... The Call Girl
Laurelle Streeter ... The Lady in the Greenhouse
Bob Raymond ... The Lady in the Greenhouse's New Valet (as Bob E. Raymond)
Valentine Dyall ... The Mummy (voice)
John Hale
Marilyn Head
Ken Norris
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antony Balch ... Man in Orgy (uncredited)
Delta Balch ... Old Lady With Lizard (uncredited)
Howard Nelson ... Judge's servant (uncredited)

Directed by
Antony Balch 
 
Writing credits
Martin Locke  written by &
John Eliot  written by &
Maureen Owen  written by &
Elliott Stein  written by and
Antony Balch  written by and
Alfred Mazure  "The Story of Lindy Leigh" by

Produced by
Antony Balch .... producer
Richard Gordon .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Cliff Twemlow (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
David McDonald (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Rushton 
 
Makeup Department
Peter Armston .... make up
 
Production Management
John Kelly .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tay Stormett .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Roderick Hay .... sound editor
John Jordan .... sound recordist
Richard King .... sound supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Dunkley .... focus puller (as Jeremy Dunkley)
Bill Glass .... camera operator
Vernon Layton .... camera operator
Tim Ross .... clapper loader (as Timothy Ross)
 
Editorial Department
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Richard Gordon .... presenter
Ron Hawkes .... special consultant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Secrets of Sex" - UK (original title)
"Tales of the Bizarre" - USA
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Runtime:
92 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | UK:18 (DVD rating) (uncut) | UK:X (cut) | USA:R
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Trivia:
The character of Lindy Leigh was originally created by Alfred Mazure for the British men's magazine "Mayfair".See more »
Quotes:
The Mummy:Imagine you were making love to this girl. Imagine you were making love to this boy. Imagine you were making love to this girl. Imagine you were making love to this boy. Imagine you were making love to this girl. Imagine you were making love to this boy...See more »
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
silly, offbeat horror anthology movie from an experimental filmmaker and big movie fan, 1 July 2005
Author: FieCrier from Upstate New York

You would expect Antony Balch, who collaborated on some experimental short films with William Burroughs, to make a weird horror film. And it is indeed pretty kooky, though doesn't often strike one as experimental.

Some of the more experimental, or at least odd touches include: a voice-over saying "Imagine yourself having sex with this girl. Imagine yourself having sex with this boy. Imagine yourself having sex with this girl." etc. for some time, with images of mod young people in various states of undress. It then repeats with slight variation, "Imagine this girl having sex with you" etc. In another segment, there are shots of planes taking off and landing intercut throughout. It's unclear if they're meant to represent sex, or the threat of the man's wife coming home, or that the man's house is under a flight path, or if they're simply filmic non-sequiturs.

The movie has a mummy narrating, telling about the battle of the sexes. The segments all have to do with men and women at odds with each other in various ways, sometimes fatal. The opening segment has an Arabian judge who believes his wife may have a lover hidden in a trunk. He has the trunk buried without opening it. This is perhaps the origin of the mummy (though how he comes to be mummified would be a mystery, but the producer on the commentary track indicates we should not give it that much thought).

There are women photographing a male model in various states of torture. There's a sexy spy who's supposed to find secrets in a foreign embassy. There's a young man with a strange fetish rooted in a childhood incident.

Offbeat, and definitely for those that like that. It was quite well-received at the time! Now, it does seem awfully 1960s, but that lends it a new sort of charm.

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