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3 December 1975 (France) See more »
When a frustrated woman's innermost fantasies become a reality...
An attractive but conservative mid-30's housewife stays at the house of her sexually open daughter and soon becomes involved in her daughter's swinger lifestyle. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Mary Mendum ... Carole (as Rebecca Brooke)
Jennifer Welles ... Jennifer Robinson
Chris Jordan ... Anna
Eric Edwards ... Pete

David Hausman ... Eddie
Juliet Jay ... Penny (as Lana Joyce)
Erica Eaton ... Mrs. Carrie Fields
Arlana Blue ... Shandara
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Directed by
Joseph W. Sarno 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joseph W. Sarno 

Original Music by
Jack Justis 
Cinematography by
Stephen Colwell 
Film Editing by
Joseph W. Sarno  (as Joe Sarno)
Phil Voza  (as Felix F. Voza)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Brumberger .... assistant director
Sound Department
Phil Voza .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Norman Berns .... assistant camera (as Norman C. Berns)
Mik Cribben .... key grip (as Mik Cribbens)
Douglas Milt .... gaffer (as Doug Milt)
Other crew
Paul Kuchukian .... production assistant
Paul Larissey .... production assistant
Peggy Steffans .... script supervisor
Susan Zwerman .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Confession of an American Housewife" - USA (short title)
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105 min | UK:80 min | USA:73 min (DVD version)
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Director Trademark: [Joseph W. Sarno] [Incest]See more »
Jennifer Robinson:What about Ann? Isn't she enough for you?
Pete:[laughs] You're kidding!
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4 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The greatest film ever made... seriously though, 27 July 2007
Author: JohnQpublic from Basement @ Home

This is a typical 70's soft core sex romp in the Russ Meyer genre, though perhaps less outlandish than some of Meyer's work. This film has higher 'production values' than many of it's contemporaries, suggesting a larger budget. It's plot, writing and acting are straight out the B zone, though. Of late, this film has become a mainstay of B movie channels (such as "Drive In Classics") in the 500 channel universe. If soft core is what you are in the mood for, this is as "good" as anything else in the B range. Don't expect Polanski though, Sarno is just Sarno. Nothing more, nothing less. Jennifer Welles performance as the "mother" is perhaps the best of the cast. None of the actors in the film went on to greater fame, unsurprisingly. Confessions of a Young American Housewife is far from the worst example of it's kind. It is watchable, if this is your type of film. 30 years ago, this would have been an avant garde and riske film. You can see more or less the same kind of thing on Showtime/HBO series these days, and in prime time.

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