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March 1970 (UK) See more »
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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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Occasionally amusing and arousing, frequently horrifying, but mostly just perplexing See more (10 total) »


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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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92 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | UK:18 (DVD rating) (uncut) | UK:X (cut) | USA:R

Did You Know?

DIRECTOR CAMEO [Antony Balch] Participant in orgy. Moreover, Balch's mother Delta Balch makes a cameo appearance as the old woman with the lizard at the end of the strange young man segment.See more »
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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Naked Came the Stranger (1975)See more »


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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Occasionally amusing and arousing, frequently horrifying, but mostly just perplexing, 13 July 2006
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

This DVD is worth having for the two short films included on it that director Anthony Balch did with William Burroughs. As for the feature, well. . ."Bizarre" is yet another British anthology, but definitely one of the strangest ones you're ever likely to see. It's narrated by a mummy (the Egyptian kind, not the English). The common theme in vignettes the mummy introduces is supposedly the battle between the sexes. (Why the mummy is supposed to be an authority on this subject frankly eluded me). The vignettes do manage to combine horror, sex, and comedy pretty well. The first two include some straight-on female-on-male sexual cruelty and some female-on-male medical/science fiction-related cruelty. Despite a healthy dose of black humor, they are both pretty disturbing. Then there is strange, very British skit (set during the WWII air raids for some reason) where a man catches a sexy female burglar in his house, so he showers with her, rolls around on his bed with her while shoving the phone down the back of her panties(kind of anticipating the strange fetishes of Jesus Franco films), before finally doing to her what any red-blooded Englishman would do to a sexy female burglar in a silly British sex comedy. Of course, she eventually gets the upper hand.

In the last two vignettes it is the males who prevail. One of them called "Lindy Leigh" is a comical spy parody apparently based on a comic strip in Mayfair magazine (the British version of Playboy). The title character, Lindy Leigh, is a female spy who is so stupid that she makes Playboy's "Little Annie Fannie" look like James Bond. She crawls around in her panties a lot and ends up locked in a safe with a bunch of other topless bimbos. The last vignette completely beggars description, so I'm not even going to try. Then the movie ends back where it started with dancing, some tame sexual groping, and a lot of naked people handling automatic weapons and, very literally, rolling around in the hay (by the way, I don't know Balch's personal sexual orientation, but I think this movie would probably appeal to bisexuals a lot as the men are just as naked and often almost as attractive as the women). During the scant running time of this movie I was occasionally aroused, even more occasionally amused, pretty frequently horrified, but mostly just perplexed. Really though this thing has to be experienced first-hand to be believed.

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