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Eskimo Nell (1975)

 -  Comedy  -  17 January 1975 (UK)
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Three young men, a scriptwriter, a producer and a director are called in by Benny U Murdoch, an exotic movie producer. He wants to make a new erotic movie starring a big woman - the "Eskimo... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Armstrong ...
Dennis Morrison
Terence Edmond ...
Clive Potter
Christopher Timothy ...
Harris Tweedle
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Benny U. Murdoch
Rosalind Knight ...
Lady Longhorn
Lloyd Lamble ...
The Bishop
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Lord Coltwind
Christopher Biggins ...
Jeremy
...
Hermione
Diane Langton ...
Gladys Armitage
Gordon Tanner ...
Big Dick
Beth Porter ...
Billie Harris
Max Mason ...
Dave
Christopher Neil ...
Brendan (as Chris Neal)
Richard Caldicot ...
Ambrose Cream
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Three young men, a scriptwriter, a producer and a director are called in by Benny U Murdoch, an exotic movie producer. He wants to make a new erotic movie starring a big woman - the "Eskimo Nell" of the title. However problems start from the beginning, the scriptwriter is a virgin, a lover of penguins and hasn't a clue on how to write an erotic movie, each of the three main backers want a different type of movie - a western, an erotic and a kung-fu movie with different people in the main part. However problems really start for the three when Benny runs off with all the money and they have to make three different versions of the same film and try not to let the backers and stars know what has happened. And this is made harder when there is a clean-up-filth society breathing down their necks.... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Inspired by the bawdiest ballad ever written...

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The Ballad of Eskimo Nell  »

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Intriguing Self-Spoof
16 October 1998 | by (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews

The British sex comedies of the 1970s are notorious for failing to be either funny or erotic. For the latter one might blame the censors, but the former is simply a result of innuendo being no longer funny once you pass the nudge-nudge stage. Anyway, this one isn't sexy either, but it does work quite well as a comedy.

In fact, Eskimo Nell is a strange kind of self-spoof, not only spoofing the sex film genre as such but even its own making - the kind of self-reference Douglas Hofstadter would appreciate. Viewers may be inclined to think that the "self-spoof" is faked, but there are persistent rumours that many of the scenes which seem outrageous and surreal (e.g. the script discussion) were very closely based on fact.


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