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September 1972 (USA) See more »
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A most bizarre voyage into the psycho sexual! See more »
Plot:
When Cheryl and her roommate quarrel, Cheryl moves into her aunt's skid-row hotel in downtown L.A. rather than return home to Ohio... See more » | Full synopsis »
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"Eating Raoul": A Voracious Enterprise
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''Cheryl is a lovely girl...." See more (27 total) »

Cast

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Ayn Ruymen ... Cheryl Stratton
Lucille Benson ... Aunt Martha
John Ventantonio ... George
Laurie Main ... Reverend Moon

Stanley Livingston ... Jeff
Charles Woolf ... Jeff's Dad
Ann Gibbs ... Judy
Len Travis ... Mike
Dorothy Neumann ... Mrs. Quigley
Gene Simms ... First Policeman
John Lupton ... Second Policeman
Patrick Strong ... Artie
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Paul Bartel ... Man in Park (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Bartel 
 
Writing credits
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Philip Kearney 
Les Rendelstein 

Produced by
Gene Corman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hugo Friedhofer 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Davis 
 
Film Editing by
Morton Tubor  (as Martin Tubor)
 
Production Design by
John Retsek 
 
Art Direction by
John Retsek 
 
Costume Design by
Liz Manny 
 
Production Management
Donald Heitzer .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arne Schmidt .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jeff Wexler .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tak Fujimoto .... first assistant camera
Skip Karnas .... best boy
Melton Maxwell .... gaffer
Jim Morris .... dolly grip
Jor Van Kline .... grip
Fred Goodich .... still photographer (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Blood Relations" - USA (alternative title)
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87 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Aunt Martha:Cheryl dear, when you're older, you'll realize that the body is a prison that traps and bends the natural spirit to its will. It makes us weak or sick or ugly, it makes us into men or women or whatever it likes, whether we like it or not.See more »
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
''Cheryl is a lovely girl....", 12 July 2005
Author: phillindholm

"Private Parts", the directorial debut of Paul Bartel, is a wild and thoroughly engaging black comedy. Ayn Ruymen plays Cheryl, a young but not so innocent girl, who runs away from home and eventually ends up at the hotel of her Aunt Martha (Lucille Benson)in the skid row section of downtown Los Angeles. Although warned by her puritanical aunt to stay put, Cheryl explores the old place at every opportunity,soon becoming involved with George, a mysterious photographer. He is only one of the odd tenants in the establishment, but he's the one who fascinates her the most. With its lurid plot, beautiful color photography and great, brooding score, "Private Parts" is not to be missed! This October, Warner Home Video will release it in a widescreen DVD featuring the original trailer! It's not likely to be in print long, so grab it while you can!

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