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Just Jaeckin (screenplay)
John Willie (comic strip by: The Adventures of Sweet Gwendolyn)
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25 January 1985 (USA) See more »
Outrageous adventures in the Kingdom of Women See more »
Gwendoline arrives in China in a box, and is helped out of her immediate predicament by a female contact and a devil-may-care adventurer... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Trashy? Yup. Dumb? Sure. Fun? Heck yeah! See more (29 total) »


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Tawny Kitaen ... Gwendoline

Brent Huff ... Willard
Zabou Breitman ... Beth (as Zabou)

Bernadette Lafont ... The Queen
Jean Rougerie ... D'Arcy
Roland Amstutz
Jean Stanislas Capoul
Chen Chang Ching

Vernon Dobtcheff
André Julien ... Tom (as Andre Julien)
Takashi Kawahara
Kristopher Kum
Loi Lam Duc
Maurice Lamy
Jim Adhi Limas
Georges Lycan
Dominique Marcas
Roger Paschy
Hua Quach
Patricia Attwood
Marie-Françoise Aupecle
Nathalie Belanger
Catherine Bartoli
Desirée Bergh (as Desiree Bergh)
Martine Blondeaux
Cathy Brasseur
Arline Burks Gant (as Arline Burks)
Aurelie Crasson
Mathilde Chapelle
Isabel Boncan Clemente
Valérie Deschamps (as Valerie Deschamps)
Marie-Laure De Beausacq
Isabelle Chaudieu
Joyce Davoren
Catherine Drapier
Caline De Chatellus
Pascale Epry
Laurence Fabre
Maranha Fernandez
Catherine Ferrare
Luzia Fuji
Christine Galard
Christiane Gangloff
Maryse Gauthier
Yasmine Gerault
Frédérique Givaudan (as Frederique Givaudan)
Sylvie Hammouda
Évelyne Henz (as Evelyne Henz)
Suthany Houl
Nathalie Judelle
Isabelle Labat
Judy Larsen
Chantal Lay
Lynda Leftwitch
Valérie Lefort (as Valerie Lefort)
Caroline Leloup
Florence Lesgourgues
Gaëlle Licot (as Gaelle Licot)
Cathy Massol
Karin-Marie Mercier
Nathalie Milhau
Roxane Nouban
Sylvie Oswaldt
Alison Parsons
Radjia Rajabaly
Sylvie Ravat
Paula Riollaci
Emmanuelle Sallet
Anne-France Saunier
Françoise Seni
Beatrice Serguieff
Tedy Shaffer
Weronika Tanaka
Martha Vega
Margo Verdoorn
Joan Viskant
Melissa Wai
Cornélia Wilms (as Cornelia Wilms)
Siri Wolland
Tomoko Yokomitsu
Patrick Floersheim ... (voice)
Anne Rondeleux ... (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Just Jaeckin ... Man in Sailor Hat Smoking Cigar (uncredited)
Annemieke Verdoorn ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Just Jaeckin 
Writing credits
Just Jaeckin (screenplay)

John Willie (comic strip by: The Adventures of Sweet Gwendolyn)

Jean-Luc Voulfow  uncredited

Produced by
Jean-Claude Fleury .... executive producer
Serge Laski .... producer
Original Music by
Pierre Bachelet 
Cinematography by
André Domage (lighting) (as Andre Domage)
Film Editing by
Michèle Boëhm  (as Michele Boehm)
Casting by
Barbara Claman 
Priscilla Droulers 
Production Design by
Françoise De Leu  (as Françoise Deleu)
Art Direction by
Françoise De Leu  (as Françoise Deleu)
Set Decoration by
André Guérin  (as Andre Geurin)
Costume Design by
Claude Renard 
François Schuiten 
Makeup Department
Mayté Alonso .... makeup artist (as Marie-Therese Alonso)
Dominique Colladant .... makeup artist
Isabelle Gamsohn .... hair stylist
Reiko Kruk .... makeup artist
Production Management
Michel Brando .... associate unit manager
Michel Dubois .... associate unit manager
Pierre Gauchet .... production manager
Marcel Godot .... unit manager
Omar Jawal .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yves Amoureux .... first assistant director
Jean-Piere Chazelet .... assistant director intern
Serge Cukier .... second assistant director
Jean-Claude Ventura .... first assistant director
Art Department
Alain Alexandre .... props
Eric Bonnay .... property master
Georges Bouillette .... construction coordinator
Gilbert Bouillette .... construction coordinator
Isabelle Decaë .... first assistant set decorator
Emile Guerrier .... painter
Carlos Muñoz .... assistant set decorator (as Carlos Munoz)
Régis Nicolino .... property master (as Regis Nicolino)
Henri Sonois .... first assistant set decorator
Sound Department
Michèle Amsellem .... sound editor (as Micele Amsellem)
Anne-Marie Aulnay .... assistant sound effects
Antoine Cambourakis .... assistant sound recordist
Christian Larouette .... sound assistant
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... sound effects
Jean-Marc Lentretien .... sound mix technician
Bernard Leroux .... sound mixer
René Levert .... sound (as Rene Levert)
Claude Plouganou .... sound effects
Katy Vail .... assistant sound effects
Claude Villand .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Christian Bourqui .... special effects head
Jacques Martin .... special effects head
Alain Moreau .... special effects assistant
Nella Barbier .... stunts
Sara Kingston .... stunts
Roland Neunreuther .... stunts
Daniel Perche .... stunts
Cécile Pitel .... stunts (as Cecile Gerard)
Lionel Vitrant .... stunts (as Lionel Virant)
Daniel Vérité .... stunt advisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Pierre Aliphat .... first assistant camera
Georges Bosio .... still photographer
Sadi Boualam .... generator operator
Tahar Boualam .... generator operator
Philippe Bovar .... second assistant camera
Bernard Caroff .... generator operator
Jean Fleury .... electrician
Michel Garçon .... generator operator
Alain Huylebroeck .... electrician
Stefan Knezevic .... grip
Dominique Kowalski .... assistant camera
Jean-Paul Meurisse .... camera operator
Marcel Moncel .... gaffer
Marc Nove .... electrician
Didier Nové .... electrician (as Didier Nove)
Juan Quirno .... still photographer
Gus Saince .... grip (as Auguste Saince)
Michel Strasser .... grip
René Strasser .... key grip (as Rene Strasser)
Casting Department
Henri Laurent .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marine Deleu .... wardrobe assistant
Danièle Flis .... wardrobe (as Danielle Flis)
Nicole Judet .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Michèle Lavigne .... assistant film editor (as Michele Lavigne)
Michèle Robert-Lauliac .... assistant film editor (as Michele Robert-Lauliac)
Music Department
Luis Clos .... music recording
Gilbert Courtois .... music mixer
Bernard Levitte .... arranger
Guy Matteoni .... orchestrator
Jean-Marc Lentretien .... assistant music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Florence Aupetit .... continuity
Blanche Cartier .... production secretary
Laurence Chanut .... assistant to the director
Claude Delfour .... assistant to the director
Aude Girard .... production administrator
Monique Hamelin .... publicist
Julie Lherm .... continuity
François Nesa .... auditor
Benedicte Signori .... script supervisor intern
Sophie Thévenet-Becker .... script supervisor (as Sophie Thevenet)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gwendoline" - France (original title)
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105 min | USA:87 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Inspired by a cartoon strip which first appeared in the US magazine "Bizarre" in 1946.See more »
Continuity: In the Casino scene after Willard bets on 7, the Croupier spins the ball inexpertly and it can been seen to judder quickly to a stop on the Roulette Wheel. In the next, closer shot, it spins the rim rapidly before settling on 7.See more »
D'Arcy:She made me do things that were against the laws of nature!See more »
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25 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Trashy? Yup. Dumb? Sure. Fun? Heck yeah!, 6 March 2003
Author: frankfob from California

A beautiful woman hires an intrepid adventurer to help find her father, who has disappeared in the jungle while searching for a rare and priceless butterfly. Along the way they run into cannibals, a race of Amazon warriors and all the usual attractions one would expect to find in a lost jungle. That's pretty much all you have to know of the plot, which is mainly an excuse to show off scads of beautiful naked women, gorgeous Filipino scenery, some almost competent action scenes, and Tawny Kitaen. That about covers it. Director Just Jaeckin apparently put a fair chunk of the tons of money he made off his "Emanuelle" movies into this one, and it shows; the film doesn't look cheap, at least, and Jaeckin's photography shows off the film's best assets--including Tawny Kitaen's--to their best advantage. Go at it with the right attitude and this film can be a lot of fun.

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