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March 1973 (USA) See more »
Pretty Young Ladies Make the Perfect Plant Food! See more »
A middle-aged man buys a plant with a sexy voice that develops a craving for insects, frogs, dogs, and humans. | Add synopsis »
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Buck Kartalian ... Henry Fudd
Lynn Lundgren ... Clarice Fudd
Art Hedberg ... Florist
Alice Friedland ... Call Girl (as Alice Fredlund)
Adam Blair
Flora Weisel ... Girl in Car (as Flora Wiesel)
Ric Lutze ... Harry
Rene Bond ... Harry's Wife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dick Burns ... Guy in Park (uncredited)
David Curtis ... Lover (uncredited)
Carl Monson ... Officer O'Columbus (uncredited)

Directed by
Carl Monson 
Writing credits
Eric Norden (written by)

Produced by
Carl Monson .... producer
Harry H. Novak .... executive producer (as Harry Novak)
Film Editing by
Paul Heslin 
Art Direction by
Mike McCloskey 
Art Department
Mike McCloskey .... set constructor (uncredited)
Sound Department
Dan Foly .... sound
Special Effects by
Harry Woolman .... effects (as Harry Wolman)
Visual Effects by
Robert Costa .... opticals (as Bob Costa)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Beckett .... camera operator
F. Stop Fitzgerald .... grip (as F Stop Fitzgerald)
William Rotsler .... still photographer
Phil Kaufman .... key grip (uncredited)
Other crew
Dee Drew .... script

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Also Known As:
"Sex Pot Swingers" - USA (alternative title)
"Sexpot Swingers" - USA (alternative title)
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98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
UK:18 (cut)

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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Please Don't Eat My Mother (1973) *, 19 January 2009
Author: JoeKarlosi from U.S.A.

A 40-something mama's boy (Buck Kartalian in a starring role!) is still a virgin and can't get any girls, so he obtains a plant which he keeps locked in his bedroom. The damn thing speaks in a sexy woman's voice and grows to huge proportions as it keeps asking its owner for more and more food - starting out with flies, but gradually moving on to humans. This is a completely ridiculous and crazy comedy that's reminiscent of Roger Corman's LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS, and the main reason it gets one star is because Buck Kartalian is actually perfect for such a wacky part. It's very strange seeing him, an actor of many trades who's been in movies such as PLANET OF THE APES and COOL HAND Luke, headlining a thing like this. When he's not trying to secure victims for plant food he's got a habit of being a voyeur who watches couples having sex - and I mean bordering on hardcore pornography, with even male frontal nudity as well as the females. This is pretty much a tiring film after awhile, and though it shouldn't have been more than 70 or 80 minutes, the damn thing stretches on for nearly 100. * out of ****

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