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The Harrad Experiment (1973)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  11 May 1973 (USA)
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At Harrad College, where controversial coed living situations are established, the students are forced to confront their sexuality in ways that society previously shunned. Part of the ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Philip Tenhausen
Margaret Tenhausen
Harry Schacht (as B. Kirby Jr.)
Laurie Walters ...
Sheila Grove
Victoria Thompson ...
Beth Hillyer
Robert Middleton ...
Sidney Bower
Barbara (as Sharon Taggart)
Maggie Wellman ...
Michael Greene ...
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Ron Kolman ...
Eric Server ...
Robert C. Ross ...


At Harrad College, where controversial coed living situations are established, the students are forced to confront their sexuality in ways that society previously shunned. Part of the experiment is to pair incompatible members of the opposite sex as roommates in order to make them shun the traditional concept of monogamy. The film's primary two "couples" are the sex-crazed Stanley and ultra-timid Sheila, and insecure Harry and liberated Beth. In charge of the "experiment" are Prof. Philip Tenhausen and his wife, Margaret, who seem to enjoy the tension they instigate, as well as the graphic sexual episodes that unfold. Written by alfiehitchie & tipsyheadrinse

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The Sex manifesto of the free love generation. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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To the chagrin of the producers and the director, the marijuana plants in the picture turned out to be real. The property master denied any culpability, leaving the producer to conclude that one of the actors must have made a last-minute substitute. See more »


Stanley comes in after jogging and his green shirt is obviously sweaty on the back. He surprises Barbara and Stanley in the room and punches Stanley in the face. Stanley goes into the bathroom and when Stanley follows, there is obviously no sweat marks. See more »


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Music by Artie Butler
Lyrics by Mark Lindsay
Sung by Don Johnson
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6 October 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I just purchased the DVD of this movie and I wasn't very pleased. In fact the DVD was so bad that I can't really give the movie a fair rating or review. First, the print was awful..very washed out scratchy. Second, and worst of all, the film was obviously cut. It looked as if they used a "TV" version of the film. Every possible "bad" word was cut from the film any scenes that might offend, that is any and all nudity. And for a film such as this one that's really crime since the nudity is one of the main points of the film. The company that released this DVD (I think it was Platinum or something like that) deserves to go out of business. And if should be a crime to release any film on DVD that's been cut and that hasn't been remastered from the best possible source. A total waste of money.

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