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David Reuben (from the book "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask" by)
Woody Allen (written for the screen by)
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Release Date:
31 January 1973 (West Germany) See more »
If you want to know how this man made a movie out of this book... "Everything you always wanted to know about sex* - *But Were Afraid to Ask" you'll have to see the movie! See more »
Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben... See more » | Full synopsis »
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When Woody Allen was funny See more (81 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Woody Allen ... Victor / Fabrizio / The Fool / Sperm

John Carradine ... Doctor Bernardo

Lou Jacobi ... Sam

Louise Lasser ... Gina

Anthony Quayle ... The King

Tony Randall ... The Operator

Lynn Redgrave ... The Queen

Burt Reynolds ... Switchboard

Gene Wilder ... Doctor Ross
Jack Barry ... Jack Barry
Erin Fleming ... The Girl

Elaine Giftos ... Mrs. Ross
Toni Holt Kramer ... Toni Holt (as Toni Holt)
Robert Q. Lewis ... Robert Q. Lewis

Heather MacRae ... Helen (as Heather Macrae)

Pamela Mason ... Pamela Mason
Sidney Miller ... George

Regis Philbin ... Regis Philbin
Titos Vandis ... Milos

Stanley Adams ... Stomach Operator

Oscar Beregi Jr. ... Brain Control (as Oscar Beregi)

Alan Caillou ... The Fool's Father

Dort Clark ... Sheriff

Geoffrey Holder ... Sorcerer
Jay Robinson ... The Priest
Ref Sanchez ... Igor
Don Chuy ... Football Player

Baruch Lumet ... Rabbi Baumel
Tom Mack ... Football Player

Robert Walden ... Sperm
H.E. West ... Bernard Jaffe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Norman Alden ... Brain Technician (uncredited)
William Beckley ... King's Herald (uncredited)
Inga Neilsen ... Royal Executioner (uncredited)

Directed by
Woody Allen 
Writing credits
David Reuben (from the book "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask" by) (as Dr. David Reuben)

Woody Allen (written for the screen by)

Produced by
Jack Brodsky .... executive producer
Elliott Gould .... executive producer
Jack Grossberg .... associate producer
Charles H. Joffe .... producer
Jack Rollins .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Mundell Lowe (music composed by)
Cinematography by
David M. Walsh (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Eric Albertson (film editor)
Casting by
Marvin Paige (casting)
Production Design by
Dale Hennesy 
Set Decoration by
Marvin March 
Makeup Department
Paul Stanhope Jr. .... makeup
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Carr .... second assistant director (as Terry M. Carr)
Fred T. Gallo .... first assistant director
Art Department
Barry Bedig .... property master
Wally Graham .... construction coordinator (as Wallace Graham)
Sound Department
Al Gramaglia .... rerecording: Magno Recording Studios
Jack Solomon .... sound mixer
John Strauss .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Chuck Gaspar .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Bob Overbeck .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Harvey Plastrik .... opticals
Denny Arnold .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts (uncredited)
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Wilbur Gossman .... camera operator
Richard Moran .... key grip
Joe Smith .... gaffer (as Joseph Smith)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Arnie Lipin .... wardrobe supervisor: male (as Arnold M. Lipin)
G. Fern Weber .... wardrobe supervisor: female
Jack Faustino .... wardrobe manager: Western Costume Co. (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jonathan Bernstein .... assistant editor
James T. Heckert .... supervising film editor
Patrick McMahon .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Brian E. Frankish .... location coordinator (as Brian Frankish)
Music Department
Mundell Lowe .... music conducted by
Phil Ramone .... music recordist
Transportation Department
Joe Sawyers .... transportation captain (as Joe R. Sawyers)
Other crew
Antonio Encarnacion .... assistant to producers (as Tony Encarnacion)
Norman Gorbaty .... title design
Karen Hale Wookey .... script supervisor (as Karen Wookey)
Joel Marrow .... assistant to producers
Henry Polonsky .... assistant to producers
Carol Shapiro .... unit publicist
Teresa Stokovic .... production secretary
Howard Storm .... assistant to producers
Conrad E. Palmisano .... photo double: Anthony Quayle (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Are Transvestites Homosexuals?" - USA (segment title)
"Are the Findings of Doctors and Clinics Who Do Sexual Research and Experiments Accurate?" - USA (segment title)
"Do Aphrodisiacs Work?" - USA (segment title)
"Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex" - USA (short title)
"What Are Sex Perverts?" - USA (segment title)
"What Happens During Ejaculation?" - USA (segment title)
"What Is Sodomy?" - USA (segment title)
"What Makes a Man a Homosexual?" - USA (cut version)
"Why Do Some Women Have Trouble Reaching an Orgasm?" - USA (segment title)
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88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R18+ (original rating) | Australia:M (re-rating) (1976) | Brazil:14 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:(Banned) (orignal rating) | Chile:18 (re-rating) | Finland:K-16 | France:16 | Iceland:Unrated | Italy:VM18 (original rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:16 | Singapore:M18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating, cut version) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:TV-MA (TV rating) | USA:R (certificate #23359) | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

The fourth feature film directed by Woody Allen.See more »
Boom mic visible: Possibly deliberate error by filmmaker. At the very end of the "What's My Perversion" segment.See more »
[the King has caught the Fool hiding in the Queen's dress]
The Fool:Hi Milord! You remember when you said if I was ever in town, I should look up your wife?
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs "What's My Line?" (1950)See more »
Let's MisbehaveSee more »


Where did the title come from?
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20 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
When Woody Allen was funny, 18 July 2004
Author: William J. Fickling ( from Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Ever since the mid-70s, I have had a nostalgia for Woody Allen's early films. Everyone needs to grow, it's just that I think Woody has grown in the wrong direction. In the films that followed "Annie Hall" he seemed to be trying to be Bergman at times and Fellini at others, when I always thought he was better just being Woody. Why? Because he was funny, and this film is the funniest of them all.

This is Woody at his zaniest, his most anarchic, his most irreverent, his wildest. It is zany in the same sense that the Marx Brothers were at their height. He isn't afraid to have segments that are just plain crazy and unbelievable. I wonder if David Reuben realized that Woody was actually mocking his book when he sold the rights. A classic. 8/10

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