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The Student Nurses (1970)

R | | Drama | 2 December 1970 (USA)
Sexy young nurses apply special therapy in their daily rounds.

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Sharon
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Phred
Brioni Farrell ...
Lynn
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Priscilla
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Victor Charlie
Richard Rust ...
Les
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Jim Caspar (as Lawrence Casey)
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Greg
Paul Camen ...
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Richard Stahl ...
Dr. Warshaw
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Luis
John Pearce ...
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Ralpho
Ron Gans ...
Psychiatrist
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The adventures of four sexy young women living together in California and studying to be nurses. One falls for a poet with a terminal illness; one takes acid and becomes pregnant; another becomes involved with Hispanic revolutionaries; one has an affair with a gynecologist. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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$150,000 (estimated)
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The first film released by Roger Corman's New World Pictures. See more »

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Followed by Candy Stripe Nurses (1974) See more »

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A REAL SLEEPER!
4 April 2001 | by (Queens, New York) – See all my reviews

I rented a copy of this from my local Blockbuster expecting nothing much but the usual amount of T & A and sex. But after I watched it, I was surprised by how thoughtful it was, that it was about something after all.

I'm not going to go into the plot, because I think it's more effective if you enter into this film cold, knowing nothing about it.

This was the first film produced by Roger Corman's New World Pictures. Knowing Corman, I had figured that it would be low budget, but look like it cost more. I was right. Filmed on a budget of 150,000 it looks like it cost 1 million dollars.

The video box makes this film look like a sex romp. Anyone watching this film for sex alone is bound to be disappointed. This is a smart, sensitive film that deals with serious issues such as abortion, protests, independent living and moral conflict. One possible reason for this is "The Student Nurses" was directed by Stephanie Rothman, a woman. Therefore, it ends up being less sleazy and exploitative than if it had been directed by a man. Most exploitation films are sleazy, no brainers. It's great to see an exploitation film that makes you think when you finish seeing it.


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