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September 1975 (USA) See more »
The Bad Girl Who Was REAL Good...
An erotically-charged soap opera, Sarno style. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Mary Mendum ... Priscilla Howe (as Rebecca Brooke)
Jennifer Jordan ... Abigail Lesley (as Sarah Nicolson)
Eric Edwards ... Chester

Jamie Gillis ... Gordon Howe
Chris Jordan ... Alice Anne
Jennifer Welles ... Drucilla
Julia Sorel ... Lila
Susan Sloan ... Tracey (as Anne Keel)
Alex Mann ... Tyler

Sonny Landham ... Bo

Directed by
Joseph W. Sarno  (as Joe Sarno)
Writing credits
Joseph W. Sarno (written by) (as Joe Sarno)

Original Music by
Jack Justis 
Cinematography by
Bil Godsey (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Joseph W. Sarno (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peggy Steffans .... assistant director
Sound Department
Phil Voza .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Kantrowitz .... gaffer (as Mike Cantrowitz)
Ron Levitus .... assistant camera
Music Department
Jack Justis .... music performer
Other crew
Armand Weston .... production coordinator

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Also Known As:
"The Secret Garden" - USA (alternative title)
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USA:100 min (DVD release)
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There is a scene in the movie (near a canal) that was filmed behind what was later known as the The Amityville Horror (1979) house.See more »
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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
You may not like being free......, 8 February 2007
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

Effective and ultimately rather engaging soft core from Mr Sarno. I think it should be said right away that 'soft core' here means something a little more than the usual mincing about that one might imagine. I reckon but stand to be corrected that some of this is real sex without us actually being shown the graphic detail. Anyway, suffice to say the sex scenes are believable and erotic. I am not as stunned by the acting as some seem to be but, I guess for the type of film this is, the acting is surprisingly good. I don't really know whether the film is a bit stilted at the beginning with its slightly awkward flashbacks or it just took me a little while to get into things but the film certainly seems to get better as it progresses. By the end when Abigail has managed to 'engage' with the whole cast and encourage almost everyone to also go with each other, in twos, threes and more the fire is well alight. There are also some pointed observations and I particularly liked a scene where one of the more retiring girls asks Abigail to help her become free like her, Abigail replies, 'You may not like being free'. Very enjoyable and not one scene that seems too long - some achievement!

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