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Nicholas Meyer (written by)
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Release Date:
1 June 1973 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They'll Love The Very Life Out Of Your Body! See more »
Plot:
A powerful cosmic force is turning Earth women into queen bees who kill men by wearing them out sexually. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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The quintessential B movie (Bee movie?) See more (54 total) »

Cast

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William Smith ... Neil Agar
Anitra Ford ... Dr. Susan Harris

Victoria Vetri ... Julie Zorn

Cliff Osmond ... Captain Peters
Wright King ... Dr. Murger
Ben Hammer ... Herb Kline
Anna Aries ... Nora Kline
Andre Philippe ... Aldo Ferrara (as Andre Phillippe)
Sid Kaiser ... Stan Williams
Katie Saylor ... Gretchen Grubowsky (as Katie A. Saylor)
Beverly Powers ... Harriet Williams
Tom Pittman ... Harv
William Keller ... Joe
Cliff Emmich ... Coroner
Al Bordighi ... Herm (as Al Bordiggi)
Jack Perkins ... Barney
Susan Player ... Girl (as Susie Player)
Lloyd McLinn ... M.P.
Don Hall ... M.P.
Steve Lefkowitz ... M.P.
Danielle Dupont ... Elvira Ferrara
Mickey Caruso ... Redneck
Herb Robins ... Redneck (as Herb Robbins)

Gregory White ... Redneck (as Gregg White)
John Nelson ... Motel Manager
F. Stewart Wilson ... Dr. Lyons
Dick Murphy ... Funeral Director

Mary Sweeney ... Bee Lady
Amanda Jefferies ... Bee Lady
Sharon Madigan ... Bee Lady
Rene Bond ... Bee Lady (as Renee Bond)
Kathy Hilton ... Bee Lady (as Cathy Hilton)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Colleen Brennan ... Nude Bee Girl on Motorcycle (uncredited)
Christopher Geoffries ... Motorcyclist (uncredited)
Lynn Lemon ... Minister at Funeral (uncredited)
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Directed by
Denis Sanders 
 
Writing credits
Nicholas Meyer (written by)

Produced by
Fred Weintraub .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Charles Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Gary Graver (director of photography)
 
Casting by
Steven R. Stevens 
 
Art Direction by
Elayne Barbara Ceder  (as Elayne Ceder)
 
Costume Design by
Ann McCarthy 
 
Makeup Department
Alexis .... hair stylist
Ron Foreman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Larry Bischoff .... assistant production manager
Nicole Scott .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marty Hornstein .... assistant director
Harvey S. Laidman .... second assistant director (as Harvey Laidman)
 
Art Department
David Asher .... property master
William Sandell .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Wray Chafin .... boom operator
Jeff Wexler .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Joe Lombardi .... special effects
 
Stunts
Mickey Caruso .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Atkins .... grip
Michael Ferris .... second camera operator
Denis Jones .... second grip
Russ Nannarello .... gaffer (as Russell Nanarello)
Roger Nelson .... best boy
R. Michael Stringer .... camera operator (as Michael Stringer)
 
Editorial Department
Juli Andelman .... assistant film editor (as Julie Andelman)
 
Other crew
Nancy Hansen .... script supervisor
Fran Laurence .... production secretary
Jeff Schechtman .... assistant to producers (as Jeffrey Schechtman)
Sylvia Schneble .... story consultant
Randee Lynne Jensen .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Graveyard Tramps" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
85 min
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Non of the female cast members have B-cups.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Neil Agar and Herb Kline are meeting in Herb's office, the clock on the wall in the background indicates it's 6:55. A few seconds later, Herb makes a call to his wife, a call lasting a few minutes, but when he hangs up the phone and starts talking to Neil again, the clock reads 7:10.See more »
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36 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
The quintessential B movie (Bee movie?), 24 July 2004
Author: lawfella from New Jersey, USA

I was first turned on to this film by Siskel & Ebert a zillion years ago on a program they ran featuring their choices for the best "bad" movies. They were sure right about this one. The plot is so ridiculous it doesn't bear mentioning -- the magic is all in the execution, e.g., Anitra Ford stripping and writhing to the strains of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherezade", a secret laboratory in which women are transformed into seductive automatons by a procedure involving their being bathed in honey and then exposed to bees -- lot's of that kind of thing here. And what's this? The film has the US government sending out an agent to investigate the death of a guy who suffered a heart attack during strenuous sex. Is that where our intelligence agencies put their energies? No wonder they were so clueless about 9/11 and Iraq. Now for some inane reason, this film got reissued on DVD under the tile "Graveyard Tramps". It's true, there is at least one scene in a cemetery, and as to the female characters being tramps . . . no argument. Nevertheless, what kind of moron would throw away a great title like "Bee Girls" for something so prosaic? Oh, and the DVD cover for some reason identifies the female lead as the late Claudia Jennings, who is not even in the film (the lead is her fellow Playmate Victoria Vetri). Go figure. Here's another thing I love about this film -- although it is completely about sex, albeit sex in the context of some loony incomprehensible plot involving a world takeover, and although there is plenty of nudity and seduction, this film from the early 70's is rated PG. Teens could see it without a chaperone. Yep, back when I was a boy, we didn't suffer from the same neurotic fears we now have about adolescents being permanently damaged by the sight of a female breast. Seems we were relatively hardy in those days, although on the other hand, we didn't have to deal with news reports of beheadings and the like. But I digress. There will always be a special place in my heart for Invasion of the Bee Girls, the sine qua non of its genre. And a heck of a lot of fun.

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