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A Victorian tale of love and lust as told by the smallest voyeur of them all. See more »
In 1810, a flea narrates the goings-on it sees through the eyes of a young teenage girl whose life is controlled by a lusty priest in league with her unscrupulous uncle. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Jean Jennings ... Belle

John Holmes ... Father Clement (as John C. Holmes)

Paul Thomas ... Father Ambrose
Dale Meador ... M. Verbouc

Annette Haven ... Mme. Verbouc

John Leslie ... M. Delmont
Joanna Hilden ... Julia Delmont
Mitch Mandell ... Charlie
John Rolling ... Farmer
Michael Dolan ... Farmer's Son
Ken Scudder ... Father Superior
John Tate ... Aged Priest
Maxine McNight ... Maid
Kristen Huston ... Lover
Max Mitchell ... Lover
Jeffery Armstrong ... Parishioner
Billy Boyer ... Parishioner
Nancy Ford ... Parishioner
Gerd Mairandres ... Parishioner

Artie Mitchell ... Parishioner
Kinta ... Belle's Dog
Warren Pierce ... The Flea (voice)

Directed by
Sharon McNight 
Writing credits
Sharon McNight (adapted by)

Anonymous  novel "The Autobiography of a Flea, Told in a Hop, Skip and Jump, and ..." (uncredited)

Produced by
Artie Mitchell .... producer
Jim Mitchell .... producer (as James Mitchell)
Original Music by
Steven Schuster 
Cinematography by
Jon Fontana (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jon Fontana 
Art Direction by
Gerd Mairandres 
Makeup Department
Karen Bradley .... hair stylist
Tory Jeffery .... makeup artist
Production Management
Bob Cecchini .... production supervisor
Art Department
Ed Diener .... stage carpenter
John Rolling .... stage carpenter
Dale Woodall .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Jay L. Benton .... sound
Mark Ellinger .... assistant sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Dana Fuller .... camera operator
Dana Fuller .... gaffer
Rita Mandelman .... still photographer
E.E. Mitchell .... best boy
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jerry Abraham .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Agamemnon Andrianos .... assistant editor
Other crew
Charlie Benton .... stage crew
Mike Davidson .... stage crew
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Autobiography of a Flea" - USA (poster title)
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92 min
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USA:X (self applied) | USA:X (1978)

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First Adult Film appearance of Paul Thomas.See more »
The Flea:Belle, left without protectors, readily lent an ear, among other orifices, to the solicitations of dear Father Ambrose and was persuaded to take the veil.See more »
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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Essential if not particularly titivating with some effective humour too, 11 January 2007
Author: christopher-underwood from United Kingdom

Bright, colourful, well dressed costume drama of the pornographic kind and not a little corrupt! The emphasis here is on the storyline and costumerie but down and dirty sex certainly raises it's head and the pace gathers considerably towards the end. Being based upon an English tale this has decidedly English preoccupations to the fore, including monied men having their way with young girls, even their own daughters, an emphasis upon virginity and the inevitable intrusion of men of the church. Not particularly sexy but a steady gallop through various set-ups always ensures that attention does not flag. The girls look lovely, including of course Annette Haven, in a minor role and we see the infamous John Holmes once again trying to prove (Barbara Windsor style) that he really is that big. An extraordinary semi consensual scene outside in the countryside where ragged yokel father and son help each other get it on with the pretty heroine. Essential if not particularly titivating with some effective humour too.

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