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Harry Alan Towers (scenario) &
Gérard Kikoïne (scenario)
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Release Date:
28 April 1984 (Japan) See more »
The infamous erotic saga an ashamed star tried to stop!
Tale of erotic romance in turn of the century England. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Christopher Pearson ... Charles de Beaumont
Jennifer Inch ... Frank / Frances Holmes
Sophie Favier ... Maud Collins
Alain Dumaurier ... Comte Ricky von Harmstorf
Emmanuel Karsen ... Jeffrey Brook
April Hyde ... Leslie
Eloïse Beaune ... Miss Dundas
Jane Val ... Mrs. Evans (as Jeanne Val)
Jacques Ferry ... Watson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georges Saint-Yves ... Un homme ivre (uncredited)

Directed by
Gérard Kikoïne 
Writing credits
Harry Alan Towers (scenario) (as Pierre Welbeck) &
Gérard Kikoïne (scenario)

Produced by
Wilfrid Dodd .... producer
Gérard Kikoïne .... producer
Harry Alan Towers .... producer
Original Music by
Marc Hillman 
Cinematography by
Gérard Loubeau 
Film Editing by
Caroline Gombergh 
Production Design by
Jean Charles Dedieu 
Costume Design by
Marie Velasquez  (as Marie-France Velasquez)
Makeup Department
Genevieve Monteilh .... makeup artist
Production Management
Eric Pasquier .... unit production manager
Marc Winandy .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jacqui Azoulay .... second assistant director
Fabrice Cacitti .... second assistant director
Dominique Combe .... first assistant director
Philippe Pinceloup .... second assistant director
Art Department
Michel Tanelian .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Pierre Aubry .... sound
Lucien Yvonnet .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Michel Bazin .... key grip
Etienne Jourdan .... electrician
Raoul Pacioselli .... camera operator
Axel Pilitzer .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sophie Velasquez .... costumer
Editorial Department
Marion Monestier .... assistant editor
Marie-Claude Rouchy .... assistant editor
Music Department
Jean-Louis Négro .... conductor (as J.L. Negro)
Other crew
Françoise Thouvenot .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Frank and I" - USA (TV title)
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83 min (dvd release)
Sound Mix:
Australia:R18+ (original rating) | Australia:MA15+ (2007) | USA:R


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My, what big boobs your son has!, 15 April 2014
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

The softcore sex film basically began in 1974 with Just Jaeckin's "Emmanuelle" and was intended to be a "classier" alternative to the hardcore XXX porn initiated by "Deep Throat" and its ilk (as opposed to the "sexploitation" film which are sex films that existed BEFORE hardcore porn was really legal). The original, mostly European softcore films of the 70's are often quite interesting, although it's questionable how "classy" some of them are (that's definitely not a word that applies to Joe D'Amato's appalling "Emanuelle in America" or even the big-budget but tasteless film "Caligula"). Like the sexploitation films before them, a number of softcore sex films were loosely based on erotic novels (some call them "one-handed novels") from the Victorian Era, a famously sexually repressive era that not surprisingly produced a whole lot of smut, but also ironically provided a veneer of "respectability" for a whole lot of later sex films.

This gender-bender softcore effort is based on the Victorian novel "Frank and I" about a nobleman who meets an orphaned schoolboy on the road and, for some reason, decides to "adopt" him and bring him up properly. But while administering a bare-ass whipping, he discovers a secret, which pretty much any viewer of this movie would have figured out a half hour earlier (trust me, this is NOT a spoiler). "Frank" is actually "Frances" and is played by Jennifer Inch, an elfin but relatively busty Canadian actress. After this discovery the movie is just a typical sex romp involving the nobleman, "Frances", and his alluring mistress (played by French actress Sophie Favier).

This movie came out in the early 80's era along with such films as "Joy", "Christina", and "Fanny Hill". Like a couple of those films it was written and produced by the notorious Harry Alan Towers. The 80's softcore films are generally less interesting than the 70's ones (but far, far more interesting than the worthless masturbation fodder they make today). I'd give this one points just for being warped, but really it plays things pretty safe, truth be told. The Italian film "The Seduction of Angela" used this same plot, but had the nobleman find out the secret when he tries to bugger the good-looking "boy" (although the actress in that looked a lot more like Sophia Loren than any "boy"). Intentionally or not, this movie retains some Victorian-era hypocrisy by making a potential gay pederast into a typical hetero stud. There are definitely some mixed messages here. . .

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